Network Analytics Landscape for the Digital Enterprise
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IT operations teams often struggle to assemble an effective network performance management (NPM) toolkit,
because the market is increasingly complex. There are at least half a dozen classes of technologies that claim
to manage network performance, yet they all offer very different views of the network. Moreover, the number of
NPM use cases is expanding. Network operations monitoring, network troubleshooting, and network capacity
planning remain core use cases. However, enterprises also use NPM tools for security monitoring and cloud
application migration assessments.
This summary of new EMA research offers a guide to evaluating NPM
technologies and establishing a tool strategy that meets every use case
an enterprise might have for such solutions. However, it is not a vendor
comparison study. In fact, the reader will find almost no mention of
specific vendors. The research draws on survey data and one-on-one
interviews with IT professionals to understand how IT organizations are
selecting, implementing, and using NPM tools. It identifies key technology
requirements, industry challenges, and potential best practices.