Jonah Kowall

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Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
3.5 years with Gartner
20 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), Unified Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD), Infrastructure Performance Monitoring (IPM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), and general application and infrastructure availability and performance monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio

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Happy New year, plans for 2013 – Conferences, APM, ECA, and Virtualization

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 13, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Happy new year to you all, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday, as we kick off 2013 my research agenda is coming together along with lots of travel and conferences for the year. I will post as that gets solidified, but on my current list I will be attending the following conferences:

  • Orilley Velocity
  • Cisco Live US
  • Gartner IOM Europe – Berlin
  • OPNETwork (or whatever it’s renamed to post Riverbed acquisition

On my way back from another great trip to the bay area. I spent time with Gartner Invest clients, and several vendor clients I work with regularly. In addition I also spent time with an exciting new startup in the mobile space who will be help move mobile monitoring forward. There are still many good opportunities to handle monitoring of SaaS and mobile, which traditional APM technologies do not yet address. Looking forward to some of these technologies being launched this year, along with an increased number of full SaaS delivered APM solutions.

On the research front, two notes were already published in 2013 which I co-authored with my colleagues. The first one is a toolkit to assist in selecting an ECA tool, this RFP template is something clients have been asking for and we are happy to announce its availability after many months of work:

I also had the pleasure of working with a very bright new analyst Aneel (who happens to also be a prolific twitter buddy of mine) on virtualization monitoring and management. While “Cloud” is all the rage, and we write a lot about cloud management platforms (CMPs) most clients I speak with are dealing with classical virtualization still and need to monitor or manage it. When it comes to emerging technologies most organizations aren’t mature enough, or there is too much risk in being an early adopter, hence this note provides some guidance for today:

I am currently in the process of writing some research which is not in my coverage area, around the adoption and trends of open source database technologies with my colleague Merv Adrian, in addition I am co-authoring some IT Operations focused research around SaaS usage and adoption with Jarod Greene. On the solo front I am also writing a note focused on the network packet broker (NPB) space, in addition to finalizing and publishing the criteria for the 2013 APM magic quadrant.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2013, and thank you to our wonderful clients!

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