Jonah Kowall

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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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Market Guide for Network Packet Brokers (NPBs)

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 14, 2014  |  2 Comments

A long running research project has been underway for many months collecting data from vendors and putting together this research note. Big kudos to my colleague Vivek Bhalla for doing most of the work on this note. It came out great, with lots of valuable insight and vendor analysis. The network packet broker (NPB) space [...]

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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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OSCON 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 29, 2014  |  4 Comments

This was my first year attending the open source focused OSCON conference by O’Reilly. I’m a huge Velocity fan, and get a lot out of that conference, hence I figured I would try another conference. Overall I found this conference far less valuable to me for several reasons. While there was a bit of interesting [...]

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Vendor Insight posted on Splunk

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 22, 2014  |  3 Comments

Splunk has been rising quickly in the ranks of buyers looking to solve complex problems, or those looking to build interesting and new analysis of their data. As they have grown in popularity, and gone public we’ve been given a wealth of new data about the company, operations, and execution beyond hearing from their large [...]

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Hype Cycles Updated for 2014

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 22, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Just wanted to provide a heads up that we’ve published updated Hype Cycles, there are more publishing now as well. The two which just hit the wire which I worked on. Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications, 2014 – http://www.gartner.com/document/2804820 I worked with Will Cappelli on the Application Performance Monitoring profile in this Hype cycle, [...]

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Velocity Conference 2014 Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 30, 2014  |  3 Comments

Always one of the more enjoyable conferences for me to attend, I don’t get worked as hard as Gartner conferences which are also really enjoyable, but I spend time doing the educating versus listening to other smart people. Velocity is a practitioner focused conference and is very geeky (in a good way for those of [...]

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Monitoring Technology Pick Of The Week : Xpolog

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 4, 2014  |  3 Comments

Thanks for those who came out to the Gartner IOM conference in Berlin which wrapped up yesterday. Interesting things happening and discussions with clients and attendees. We have the US version of this conference next week in Orlando and I will be there! Posting this from lovely Budapest. Keeping on the theme of log analytics, [...]

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Criteria for the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 29, 2014  |  9 Comments

Gartner is beginning the research process for the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. Will Cappelli and myself will be running the research as we have for the last few years. The release is currently planned for the 4th quarter of 2014, and we will be sending out surveys to vendors next week. Based [...]

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Two rise, and two fall : The story of application performance monitoring (APM)

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 23, 2014  |  31 Comments

Prior to Gartner as an end user I watched the rise of companies like Precise software (I was a customer), and Optier. I’m not going to rehash all of the interesting twists of Precise you can read them here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precise_Software the company was once worth well over $500m with some superb technology. With a [...]

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