Jonah Kowall

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Gartner Data Center Conference and a research update

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

I hope e veryone in the US had a good turkey day, sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been on the road since before thanksgiving, last week we had a record breaking Gartner Data Center conference in las Vegas. The demand for monitoring related attendee one on ones was extremely high. I had over […]

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New Research : Implement Mobile Application Performance Monitoring for App Analytics and App Quality Visibility

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 19, 2014  |  2 Comments

We’ve published new research on mobile application performance monitoring (APM), this research highlights some of the changes in the market over the last year since we published our first notes a year ago. There have been many interesting developments, along with a growing interest among our client base. Some of the changes include the melding […]

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AppDynamics AppSphere 2014 – Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 15, 2014  |  4 Comments

Sorry for the delay, it’s been crazy for the last week to say the least. Last week I was able to attend the inaugural AppDynamics user conference, AppSphere. It was a short trip, I was unable to attend for the final day which included interesting breakout sessions (seems to be a theme the second half […]

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More trouble in the waters: Correlsense falters, but does not fall

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 6, 2014  |  8 Comments

Unfortunately we’ve lost one of the innovators in APM this year already (Optier), and we have another trying to survive. When a company creates and builds unique and innovative technology that doesn’t equate to having a well run a successful business. Business execution encompases many facets outside of technology to build a successful company. About 2 weeks […]

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New Research: Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring 2014

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 3, 2014  |  2 Comments

Building large research projects is a major undertaking, not just for the analysts, but the vendors who provide large amounts of data we request, and references we leverage aside from the well over 1,400 APM inquiries we take yearly from end user clients buying and implementing APM. We’ve published the 2014 edition of our yearly […]

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Compuware Perform 2014 Conference

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

I was invited and able to attend Compuware Perform in Orlando the week of November 6th for a couple days before heading off to Europe for 10 days of vacation, hence this blog post was slightly delayed (not to mention the Magic Quadrant and other research which is imminent now). The conference was great to […]

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Ruxit is an impressive new SaaS delivered APM offering

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 7, 2014  |  4 Comments

Compuware APM (now Dynatrace) has a new product and brand they are treating internally like a startup. This new software product has been in the works for a while and takes a unique approach to APM. Although they would like this to be separate from Compuware, it’s not quite the case. They are clearly targeting […]

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VMWorld 2014 Recap – What about the applications?

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 4, 2014  |  5 Comments

Thanks to VMWare for inviting me to attend VMWorld this year, I was looking forward to learning more about the progress on vCenter Operations Manager (especially Log Insight and Hyperic). I was also eager to learn more about NSX and the management packs around NSX which are critical to adoption. My colleagues who cover NSX […]

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Introducing the Criteria for the 2015 Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrant

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 15, 2014  |  3 Comments

Some changes in the upcoming Q1 2015 delivery of the NPMD Magic Quadrant. Vivek Bhalla will be taking over as the lead author of the research (@vbhalla1) and I’ll be co-authoring along with Colin Fletcher and Gary Spivak. We will be sending vendor surveys out on Monday, if you are a vendor who believes you […]

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Read Our Latest Research to Learn Why Monitoring Must Evolve to Meet Tomorrow’s Demand

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 29, 2014  |  5 Comments

I’ve been working on a pretty conceptual research project over the last few months. The research is finally out as of yesterday (7/28/14). The basic premise is that as the environments and technologies continually evolve and become more abstract and complex the monitoring tools need to evolve in the same manner.  The main issues are […]

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