Jonah Kowall

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Farewell… for now

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 2, 2015  |  4 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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Cool Vendor Pick: Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor (DPI)

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 15, 2015  |  3 Comments

Happy new year to everyone, I just finished taking a week off post new years and I’m already hitting the road. On the research front we’ve published a new update to the RFP template for APM tools. Expect more refreshed and new content this month. Now on to the pick of the week (which is […]

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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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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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Monitoring Technology Pick: Week of May 12th 2014 – AdRem NetCrunch

by Jonah Kowall  |  May 9, 2014  |  9 Comments

Getting this one done for next week, as I will be at Microsoft’s TechEd conference Monday-Wednesday in Houston. If anyone wants to meet up just hit me up on Twitter, I’ll be in meetings and sessions. There is no question that the most popular vendors which come up regularly for basic availability monitoring are those […]

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Cool Vendors in Unified Communications – Monitoring Angle

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 13, 2014  |  3 Comments

This year I was privileged to include one of the cool vendors in unified communications research this year. Written with my colleagues Jay Lassman, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood, and Sorell Slaymaker. Who cover unified communications technologies, the fun part about my coverage is everything needs to be monitored, so I was able to contribute to […]

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Use Performance Monitoring to Improve Microsoft Lync Quality

by Jonah Kowall  |  March 18, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Bern Elliot and I published a research note focused on Lync availability and performance monitoring. The growth and popularity of this unified communications technology has been swift. Upon hearing a constant voice on client inquiry, clients are often dealing with expanding scope and prominence of Lync within their enterprises. This prompted us to address client […]

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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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The Three Topologies in Applications and Infrastructure

by Jonah Kowall  |  March 9, 2014  |  9 Comments

We recently published some new research explaining how various topologies are used among different parts of IT organizations. Separate tooling and use cases provide this visibility today. Here are summaries of these three viewpoints: Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tooling allows for the view from within the application since these tools reside within the application itself. […]

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Application Monitoring is not Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 14, 2014  |  18 Comments

There is a common issue I deal with when speaking to end users trying to monitor applications. This confusion is partially created by vendors who would like to position themselves in the hot APM market, yet they clearly don’t enable performance monitoring. These vendors are slowly starting to correct the messaging, but many have poor […]

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