Posted by: Ryan Shopp
BMC, Compuware, Indicative, NetIQ, NetQoS, NetScout, Quest Software, Symantec
Symantec to sell off Application Performance Monitoring group. Looks like Precise Software is back and the Symantec Data Center group will focus in on the configuration and change management side of things.
BarcampESM took place over the weekend. Here are some materials to take a look at. BSM by Doug, Discussions around open software and open standards, the desire for an “open agent” . From this point forward keep track of things via the Open Management Consortium discussions.
Application Performance Management(APM) rolling review continues at InformationWeek – recently highlighted, ProactiveNet (recently acquired by BMC). Previous reviews include Quest Software Foglight (Dec 2007), Network General (Nov 2007), Nimsoft Nimbus (Oct 2007), Compuware Vantage (Oct 2007), NetIQ AppManager (Sept 2007), NetQoS SuperAgent (Sept 2007), Indicative (Aug 2007). As you can see this is a very congested space, pardon the pun, but it is sized to be over $2B in size by Forrester.
Now that we’ve run through the entire 6 functional areas of the Data Center Automation Blueprint we plant to discuss the impact of virtualization over the next couple posts. Thanks in advance to those I’ve been talking with and their perspectives on this topic.