Data Center Monitoring Market

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Data Center Monitoring Market: Competitive Landscape

The different products offered by Dynatrace include real-user monitoring, AI Ops, and cloud infrastructure. PRTG offers network monitoring to clients for traffic, devices, and IT infrastructure applications monitoring, while Splunk helps solve problems related with IT operations, app analytics, security, business analytics, and Internet of Things.

DATA CENTER MONITORING MARKET: COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

DYNATRACE

Product Overview

Solutions Overview

Differentiation strategy

  • Dynatrace stands out from its competitors through some unique features of its product/service solutions, which include zero touch automation configuration, full stack understanding of inter dependencies and relations, an exceptional open AI engine, and a web-scale cloud native architecture.

Use of AI

  • Dynatrace AI is known as Davis which analyzes 368 billion dependencies per second, decreased overall system health outage by 100,000 minutes, and have processed about 8 billion application topology alterations.
  • Dynatrace utilizes artificial intelligence in its DevOps solutions, which help build a continuous delivery pipeline that can self-heal for more innovation and less troubleshooting.

Weaknesses


PRTG (PAESSLER)

Product/services Overview

  • PRTG Network Monitor: With the PRTG network monitor, clients can observe the traffic, systems, devices, and IT infrastructure applications with no requirement for added extensions or downloads and is appropriate for all businesses sizes.
  • PRTG Network Monitor include Bandwidth Monitoring : It makes it simple to check and track bandwidth usage in networks.
  • Cloud Monitoring : PRTG cloud monitoring software is compatible with Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, and helps save effort, money, and time.
  • Database Monitoring : With database monitoring, clients are supplied with a more comprehensive and terse overview, provide individual reports, variety of manufactures offered, and global monitoring.
  • Network Mapping : PRTG links monitoring and mapping and has the capacity to produce custom network diagrams for different audiences.
  • Port Monitoring : It helps with observing the ports in networks with respect to bandwidth usage and security.
  • Server Monitoring : PRTG offers database server monitoring, file server monitoring, web server monitoring, and mail server monitoring.
  • SNMP Monitoring : SNMP is made up of three different components, namely network-management systems (NMSs), managed devices, and agents.

Differentiation strategy

Use of AI

Weaknesses


SPLUNK

Product/services Overview

  • Splunk Cloud: It offers an adaptable, cost-effective, and secure data platform service.
  • Splunk Enterprise: It empowers users by delivering insights without being confined to their work area.
  • Splunk IT Service Intelligence : This helps businesses foresee and thwart, manage massive volumes of data, and offers 360-degree insights.
  • Splunk Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring : This helps clients monitor their Amazon Web Services deployments with operational and cost-management insights, along with end-to-end security.
  • Splunk App for Infrastructure : Offers incorporated and equated metrics and logs within a single solution.
  • VictorOps : It diminishes on-call missteps by mending issues quicker with evidence-based and precise incident response routing.
  • Splunk Enterprise Security : It helps restrict network breaches via analytics-driven SIEM solution.
  • Splunk Phantom : It helps organize security functions in a short time via case management abilities and playbook automation.
  • Splunk User Behavior Analysis : This aids with securing against threats from unknown user and entity behavior analytics.
  • Splunk for Industrial IoT : Assists with the creation of predictive and real-time insights through industrial operational information.
  • Splunk Business Flow: Clients are able to improve transparency through the visualization and exploration business proceedings.

Differentiation strategy

  • Offers intermittent insights: Through quick research, clients can decrease resolution mean time by 90%.
  • Scale Reliability: The software develops along with the client's requirements with no compromise to performance.
  • Robust Capabilities/Machine Learning: Utilizing advanced machine learning, the software can perceive noise signal.
  • Expansive Ecosystem: Attends to any type of data.

Use of AI

  • Splunk applies its AI Ops in performance monitoring, event correlation and analysis, IT service management, and automation to help achieve data-driven insight and recommended actions.

Weaknesses


Research Strategy:

Our research commenced by conducting an in-depth search of the companies' websites, looking into the products, services, solutions offerings, product unique features, use of artificial intelligence in their products/solutions, and how they use it. Next, we identified information regarding the weaknesses of the different product/solution offerings from trusted review sites such as Capterra and Trustpilot.
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Data Center Monitoring Market: Competitive Landscape (2)

Companies that provide solutions for monitoring and identification of network or IT failures in data centers include CA Technologies, Site24x7, Nagios, and ManageEngine. These companies have each developed efficient solutions that enable administrators, as well as development and operations teams to automatically monitor and detect failures in the networks, websites, applications, and servers of their data centers.

CA TECHNOLOGIES (DX SPECTRUM)

  • CA Technologies has wide coverage in the US and North American DCMS (Data Center Management Systems) industry.
  • Through its DX Spectrum (formerly known as CA Spectrum) software, the company provides network fault management solutions to silence network alarm noise, identify issues, and fix problems using root-cause analysis. It provides services such as symptomatic alarm suppression and speed resolution, wide area network monitoring and management, as well as fault and event management integration.
  • DX Spectrum provides a "comprehensive topology view of the VMware hosts and virtual machine for both systems management and software-defined data center environments".
  • Its data center solutions can suppress any "unnecessary or symptomatic alarms." Through observation of a field and the creation of a topological map, the solution identifies real data.

SITE24X7

  • Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Site24x7 provides website monitoring, server monitoring, application monitoring, network monitoring, and real user monitoring solutions.
  • Through its website monitoring solution, for instance, the company helps SysAdmin (system administrators) and DevOps (development & operations) teams to "gain visibility into critical website performance metrics through powerful dashboards and alerts, enabling them to take instant decisions."
  • Once Site24x7's "server monitoring agent" has been "successfully installed in the user machine," it uses a "one-way HTTPS connection" to initiate communication to the PDC (Primary Data Center). The data gathered is then presented as simplified "charts in customizable dashboards."

NAGIOS

  • Nagios, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, provides "monitoring and alerting solutions for servers, applications, switches, and services. Through its IT management system, the company enables organizations to "identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems".
  • Besides its IT infrastructure monitoring and alerting solutions, the company also provides tools for downtime scheduling and problem acknowledgment from smartphones or mobile devices. The company's open-source tools provide automated visibility into the health of a data center.
  • Nagios' solutions enable its customers to view their data center statistics in order to monitor the disk, RAM (Random Access Memory), CPU (Central Processing Unit), and bandwidth usage.
  • The Nagios XL provides heartbeat monitoring, bandwidth reports, email reports, custom action URL, and remote machine monitoring. Upon upgrading to the enterprise package, it also provides users with "web-based server console access, business process monitoring, audit logging, and automated decommissioning."
  • Notifications are usually "tiered based on severity to reduce alarm fatigue." Also, upon detection of failures, e-mails are sent only "for non-service impacting alerts". Production issues, on the other hand, are alerted through text messages.

MANAGEENGINE

  • ManageEngine is a subsidiary of Zoho, headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Through its ManageEngine OpManager software, the company provides "data center performance management" solutions.
  • Besides data center management, the company also provides solutions in network performance, server and virtualization, network fault management, storage management and report. Some of its products include OpManager Plus, NetFlow Analyzer, and Firewall Analyzer.
  • In addressing network failures, OpManager carries out "physical and virtual server monitoring" by using dedicated dashboards to provide "the worst performing Hosts and VMs that need immediate attention". It also carries out "in-depth application monitoring" by observing the performance of critical applications like Oracle, Tomcat, JBoss, WebLogic, SilverStream, WebSphere, and GlassFish.
  • Also, its NetFlow Plug-in uses "flow-based network traffic analysis" to provide information on bandwidth usage. Finally, ManageEngine OpManager monitors the "temperature of servers and routers." Users can "configure thresholds and monitor them proactively."
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Data Center Monitoring Market: Competitive Landscape (3)

A competitive analysis for CA Technologies, Site24X7, Nagios, and ManageEngine has been provided in this research. DX Spectrum, a solution developed by CA Technologies, is known for its scalability, reliability, and tolerance. Site24X7 provides more free tools than its competitors, while Nagios is best-suited for small businesses with less experienced or time-constrained administrators. ManageEngine OpManager, on the other hand, is an expensive alternative that stands out for its technical excellence.

CA TECHNOLOGIES (DX SPECTRUM)

SITE24X7

NAGIOS

  • Multiple reviews by administrators, systems engineers, and consultants reveal that Nagios provides the best monitoring tools for environments where low-cost solutions are desired. Its most frequent recommendations indicate that Nagios' tools are well-suited for small businesses who have "less experienced and/or more time-constrained admin[s]."
  • Nagios uses artificial intelligence. Its data center monitoring solutions are "integrated with an artificial intelligence framework which makes use of machine learning and natural language ". This technology enables proactive planning by monitoring network devices, hardware infrastructure, and connections.
  • Some weaknesses of Nagios include poor scalability, use of threads for performance recommendations, and poor compatibility of plugins with different environments.

MANAGEENGINE (OpManager)

  • Based on reviews from senior network and system engineers, infrastructure supervisors, administrators, and IT consultants, ManageEngine OpManager differentiates itself by focusing on "technical excellence that makes it stand out from the competition".
  • Through its high-quality 3D visualization of server rooms, simplified IT workflow, great interface, and object segmentation, the company has been able to provide a pleasant experience for its users.
  • On ManageEngine's web page dedicated to promoting its network monitoring and diagnostic tools, the company indicates that it uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to provide load sharing, "smarter notification profiles", network adaptation, and automatic corrective actions. Its AI-driven network monitoring tools also enable forecasting and automation.
  • Major weaknesses identified by ManageEngine's users include expensive pricing, insufficient integration with MIB (management information base) library, and a complicated user interface that sometimes requires users to watch training videos or call customer support.
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