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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

Ruxit is an impressive new SaaS delivered APM offering

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 7, 2014

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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Gartner Infrastructure and Operations Management Team : SAS During Magic Quadrants

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 17, 2014

In order to assist our vendor clients we often do strategy days, these are typically full or half days where I work with clients to help them craft strategy, go to market, or other consultative help we cannot accomplish during our 30 to 60 minute inquiry phone calls. Our vendor clients find these very helpful, […]

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Cool Vendor Pick of the Week: Renesys Reborn as “Dyn Internet Intelligence”

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 16, 2014

        Former 2013 APM cool vendor Renesys was recently bought by Dyn You would not be too far off in saying Dyn, who’s known for DNS services, traffic management (using DNS), and email marketing software (via acquisition) is making a move into a new market. The interesting thing as we highlighted in […]

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Pay Attention : How Performance Affects User Experience and Your Bottom Line, and What to Do About It

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 9, 2014

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the publication of this new research. I worked with colleagues from other coverage areas including Magnus Revang, who focuses on application development (UI/UX), Magnus did most of the work on this note and really drove it. I helped with contributions and work, along with Ray Valdes who covers web technologies and […]

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VMWorld 2014 Recap – What about the applications?

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 4, 2014

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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HP Pronq AppPulse Mobile (BETA)

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 2, 2014

HP has been making pretty significant efforts in building a SaaS delivery product. In fact the SaaS delivery was called out in the recent earnings call as a highlight for an otherwise struggling HP Software business. Within the Pronq (I know the name is a bit odd) brand they include several SaaS delivered products with […]

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

by Jonah Kowall  |  August 15, 2014

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

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

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

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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