IT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released its 2021 Cloud 100, a ranking of prominent cloud computing vendors that solution providers should be aware of. The CRN Cloud 100 list is made up of established and emerging cloud technology vendors such as monitoring and management providers. The list is broken down into five distinct product categories that include cloud infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, software, and storage. Though the Cloud 100 is aimed at highlighting software vendors for the purposes of solution provider partnering, Solutions Review is most interested in highlighting the vendors that offer unique products and platforms for enterprise organizations. As such, we’ve read through the 2021 CRN Cloud 100 report, available here, to analyze the trending cloud monitoring and management providers we think matter most. For an even deeper breakdown of monitoring and management tools for networks and infrastructure, consult our popular Buyer’s Guide.
Catchpoint provides network engineers and operations teams with full visibility into the OSI stack from Layer 3 to Layer 7. Network Insights consists of four primary capabilities: DNS monitoring, traceroute monitoring, BGP monitoring, and endpoint monitoring. Each of these capabilities provides visibility into different components of the delivery chain, which enables proactive detection and triage of problems that arise within network layers — endpoint, enterprise LAN/WAN, DNS, CDN, ISP, and cloud.
CloudHealth by VMware is a cloud management platform that allows users to analyze and manage cloud cost, usage, security, and governance. The platform lets users leverage dynamic multicloud reports and custom dashboards, monitor increases in cloud spending, customize security policies across business units, and maintain control through custom policies and workflows. CloudHealth also grants insights into visibility and optimization for Kubernetes, Mesos, and Amazon ECS container environments.
Datadog is an infrastructure and application monitoring platform that provides full observability for modern applications. The platform collects, searches, and analyzes traces across fully distributed architectures. Datadog users can quickly find traces that match a particular user, customer, error code, endpoint, service, or custom tag. The company’s APM solution is built to support live root-cause analysis to reduce resolution time and help teams release features more quickly.
Dynatrace offers network monitoring, application performance management, and digital experience monitoring capabilities through its solution. Its network tools can be correlated with app performance metrics to deliver insights on how network performance is affecting end-user experience. Dynatrace offers visibility that allows IT teams to quickly identify the services and processes that are experiencing network connectivity issues. In addition to identifying bottlenecks, Dynatrace analytics can help businesses plan for network and server resources.
Flexera is a cloud management platform provider that helps companies manage and govern across public and private clouds. The platform offers capabilities for discovery, template-based provisioning, orchestration, automation, operational monitoring and management, governance; and cost optimization across multiple public and private clouds as well as virtual and bare-metal servers. Flexera offers support for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware vSphere, and more.
LogicMonitor is an agentless SaaS-based network monitoring solution that gives organizations the ability to discover all network devices and interfaces. Through alerts and interface metrics, users receive greater visibility into error rates, network usage, and throughput. With support for a variety of different technologies, IT teams can collect and analyze network performance data from all of their networking gear. In addition to switches, routers, and firewalls, LogicMonitor can also cover cloud and hybrid IT environments.
New Relic One is an observability platform that offers users numerous performance observability capabilities, including application performance. The solution’s Telemetry Data Platform acts as the single source of truth for businesses, ingesting and storing operational data in one place with real-time alerting and the ability to build custom applications. Users can also monitor distributed services, applications, and serverless functions, no matter how or where they’re developed, as well as fully understand their digital customer experiences.
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