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EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

OF THE CLOUD,

FOR THE CLOUD

The State of the Art in IT Performance Management

IT performance management tools are following application and infrastructure

workloads to the cloud, giving users lightweight, low-overhead monitoring services

for modern distributed workloads. This report examines these emerging technologies,

as well as their differentiators, their target market segments and their drawbacks.

KEY FINDINGS

• The cloud continues to emerge as the deployment option of choice for performance management tools that monitor and manage modern Web applications and the distributed environments that support them.

• This shift is being driven by cloud adoption itself as more applications are deployed in the cloud or consume cloud services. Enterprises, managed service providers and other SaaS vendors are turning to modern cloud-based management tools as the easiest and best way to manage these applications.

• Cloud spending will increase by 37% in the next six months, according to our latest ChangeWave Corporate Cloud Computing Trends report. SaaS accounts for 72% of overall cloud usage, and spending on SaaS will increase by 32% over the next six months.

• While security concerns remain the largest single obstacle to cloud adoption, a number of performance issues also registered on 451 Research’s recent Cloud Wave 5 Study. These include service-level management, service availability/reliability, network concerns, and limited transparency and management. We feel that these issues will continue to create pull for IT performance management as-a-service offerings.

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Of the Cloud, for the Cloud

ANALYSTS

Dennis Callaghan – Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software

Michael Coté – Research Director, Infrastructure Software

RELEASE DATE

December 2013

LENGTH

41 pages

ABOUT THIS REPORT

IT performance management tools are following application workloads to the cloud, giving users lightweight, low-overhead monitoring services for modern distributed workloads. The cloud continues to emerge as the deployment option of choice for performance management tools that monitor and manage today’s Web applications and the distributed environments that support them.

This report examines the cloud as a delivery model for performance and availability management software. It considers the different approaches that performance and avail-ability management vendors are taking, the various segments within this broad space, and which players are gaining the most traction so far. It is especially focused on the role that new startups and other privately held software vendors can play in this fast-moving market.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

1.1 KEY FINDINGS . . . 1

1.2 REPORT RATIONALE AND METHODOLOGY . . . 3

SECTION 2: CLOUD COMPUTING ADOPTION AND OBSTACLES TO ADOPTION 5 Figure 1: Corporate Usage of Public Cloud Computing . . . . 6

Figure 2: Cloud Deployment Options in Use . . . . 7

Figure 3: Projected Cloud Spending. . . . 8

Figure 4: Pain Points Impeding Cloud Adoption . . . . 9

SECTION 3: VENDOR LANDSCAPE 10 3.1 APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT . . . . 11

3.1.1 AppDynamics . . . . 11 3.1.2 AppNeta. . . .12 3.1.3 Appnomic . . . .12 3.1.4 BMC Software . . . .13 3.1.5 Boundary . . . .13 3.1.6 CA Technologies . . . .14 3.1.7 Compuware. . . .14 3.1.8 DataDog . . . .15 3.1.9 ExtraHop . . . .16 3.1.10 HP . . . .16 3.1.11 IBM . . . .17 3.1.12 New Relic . . . .18 3.1.13 Stackdriver . . . .18 3.1.14 ThousandEyes . . . .18

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3.2.7 Panorama9 . . . .23

3.2.8 ScienceLogic . . . .24

Figure 6: Network & Server Management Vendor Feature Comparison . . . .24

3.3 LOG MANAGEMENT . . . . 25

3.3.1 Loggly . . . .25

3.3.2 Splunk . . . .25

3.3.3 Sumo Logic . . . .26

Figure 7: Log Management Vendor Feature Comparison . . . .26

3.4 WEB PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT . . . . 26

3.4.1 Catchpoint . . . .27 3.4.2 Cedexis . . . .27 3.4.3 GFI Monitis . . . .28 3.4.4 Keynote Systems . . . .28 3.4.5 ManageEngine Site 24x7 . . . .29 3.4.6 Pingdom. . . .29 3.4.7 SMARTBEAR ALERTSITE . . . . 30 3.4.8 Yottaa . . . .30

Figure 8: Vendor Funding . . . .31

Figure 9: Funding by Year . . . .31

SECTION 4: MARKET SIZING 32 Figure 10: Systems and Network Monitoring & Management Revenue . . . .32

SECTION 5: M&A OUTLOOK 33

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SECTION 6: CUSTOMER USE CASES 35

6.1 REGUS GROUP COMPANIES: APPNETA PATHVIEW . . . . 35 6.2 OKTA: BOUNDARY . . . . 36 6.3 WOWCHER.COM: APPDYNAMICS SAAS . . . . 38

SECTION 7: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 40

7.1 CONCLUSIONS . . . . 40 7.2 RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . 41

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