Gartner recently published an important report titled "Will IT Operations
Analytics Platforms Replace APM Suites?"* The report is based on Gartner
client Inquiries about enterprise performance and availability strategies and
these enterprises report a near-universal commitment to the idea that
monitoring, performance and availability should be application-centric. At
the same time the report suggests the rate at which investments in new
on-premises Application Performance Monitoring (APM) technology appears to be
slowing down. It attributes this to observations that enterprises have
perhaps prematurely come to believe that IT operations analytics (ITOA)
platforms can be deployed as a substitute for traditional APM suites. It
concludes that IT operations analytics platforms are not a substitute for
traditional five-dimensional APM portfolios, but the importance of an... (more)
In a previous article, I summarized that Gartner was seeing increased
inquiries and spending on IT analytics platforms from buyers that
traditionally purchased application performance monitoring tools. This
suggested that one of Gartner's "five pillars of APM" - namely analytics, was
taking center stage.
Now, it seems, Gartner is going one step further in its forecast in a session
at the recent Gartner Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit.
I attended a session by Research VP Will Cappelli and was very interested in
a Strategic Planning Assumption that was revealed.
"By ... (more)