The Magic Quadrant for APM has been published (http://www.gartner.com/resId=2125315) after much work from myself, Will Cappelli, and our beloved manager John Enck. The research this year was the culmination of a body research we published on the evolution and changes within the APM market. The movement of Application Aware Network Performance Monitoring (AA-NPM) away from APM, as a unique market with different technologies and buyers. The AA-NPM products are still often a good starting point on an APM journey. Additionally the introduction and proliferation of SaaS deployment models has changed the buying habits of customers, and molded strategies at most APM companies in this research.
Changes in the vendors in the research…. We have seen many removals mostly due to them not meeting the high bar which was set by the inclusion criteria. Most of these were due to the shortfall of critical technology or delivery capabilities within the product offering. Many of these vendors have already been correcting the shortcomings, and look to be included in 2013. The new entrants include companies which were relevant in the market previously, but lacked the needed revenue or technology to be included in the 2011 research.
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