Network Instruments, our long-term network monitoring and performance vendor partner has been recognised as a leader for ‘completeness of vision and ability to execute’ in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD).1
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is considered to be one of the tech industry’s most influential evaluations of enterprise network solutions. Gartner created the new NPMD category Magic Quadrant as an emerging solution segment responding to the added network complexities driven by the impact of virtualisation and the cloud on organisations.
These developments have required companies and their network managers to more be more proactive and strategic in how they manage and optimise their network performance to ensure a better end-user experience. As the report notes, “a fast-growing sub-segment, the NPMD tool market is currently estimated by Gartner to be approximately $1 billion in size.”2
- Data- and process-level integration workflows are well-thought-out across the solution’s component products.
- Network Instruments is fast to respond to customer and market demands, due to expertise in both hardware and software design.
- Packet capture and inspection (via GigaStor) capability is well-regarded; this product is repackaged and sold by CA.
“Although NPMD technologies are most often used for forensic purposes once an issue has occurred, increasingly they are also used to monitor and detect performance issues,” wrote Gartner analysts Vivek Bhalla, Jonah Kowall and Colin Fletcher in, Criteria for the New Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, July 2013.”
“Additionally, the need for network professionals to support demanding applications (such as voice, video, collaboration and unified communications, which are particularly sensitive to latency and quality of service issues) has driven demand in capabilities of the offerings. These tools are essential when troubleshooting and monitoring quality of service.”
“We believe being named a leader by Gartner in its NPMD Magic Quadrant on the heels of our acquisition by JDSU in January, has truly underscored 2014 as a breakout year for Network Instruments,” said Douglas Smith, newly appointed vice president and general manager of JDSU Performance Management in the Network and Service Enablement business unit at JDSU.”
“With this momentum, we will maintain our singular focus on the customer and continue to deliver deep and rich performance management products with outstanding customer responsiveness,” continued Douglas Smith.”
Network Instruments’ current NPMD solution is comprised of its Network Instruments Observer (v16), Observer Reporting Server (v16), GigaStor (v16) and Observer Infrastructure (v4) products.
1 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics,” by Gartner analysts Jonah Kowall, Vivek Bhalla and Colin Fletcher, March 6, 2014.
2 Gartner, “Criteria for the New Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics,” Jonah Kowall, Vivek Bhalla and Colin Fletcher, July 29, 2013.
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