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Farewell… for now

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 2, 2015  |  5 Comments

I wanted to wish everyone happy trails. I’ve decided to move on to a new set of challenges, and in order to do that I must step down from my position at Gartner. My colleagues at Gartner have been nothing short of amazing, the knowledge, experience, and the quality of discussions is incredibly stimulating. In […]


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Market Guide for Network Packet Brokers (NPBs)

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 14, 2014  |  4 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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New Magic Quadrant : Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

by Jonah Kowall  |  March 9, 2014  |  15 Comments

After a very long process going back over a year as we began to formulate this new market segment and research around the network performance space. Colin Fletcher, Vivek Bhalla, and myself have published two notes around this new market, leading up to this  Magic Quadrant. This is the first release of the research, we felt […]


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Preparing for Gartner Data Center Next Week

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 6, 2013  |  1 Comment

I wanted to post a little something as we get ready to kickoff our 32nd annual data center conference. I will of course be there, speaking about such topics as Unified Monitoring and APM. I will also be discussing other availability and performance technologies. We’ve seen a lot of growing interest in analytics, and the […]

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Making sense of the Availability and Performance Monitoring offerings and vendors

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

Commonly in a market where there is a commodity (such as availability monitoring) and a hot emerging set of technologies (typically in performance monitoring) the vendors who sell commodity solutions will say they are offering product in the emerging markets where the spend tends to be. This is something which causes confusion in buyers, and […]

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Cisco Live Post Event Wrap-Up

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 10, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Oh yes, I know i am late in delivering this one. I’m a bit tied up with a boatload of new research coming out, and I was at home for 5 days in June… July looks pretty bad, and then the rest of the year eases up thankfully. I was able to attend Cisco live […]

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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 […]

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Correct Predictions in the Network Packet Broker (NPB) Space

by Jonah Kowall  |  June 1, 2012  |  5 Comments

In our research published in April (Vendor Landscape for Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring and Network Packet Brokers – we made some assumptions about this new market which we were covering. Many know this market as Matrix switch, Director, or other tap technologies. We had defined and spoken to the size and growth of this market. […]


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