ema_ca-to-acquire-netqos_20090915_218733 - CA Acquires...

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CA Acquires NetQoS, Goes with the Flow EMA IMPACT BRIEF - 1 - ©2009 Enterprise Management Associates Event On September 14, 2009, CA announced plans to acquire NetQoS, a provider of application-aware network performance management and service delivery solutions. The NetQoS line of products will be added to CA’s Infrastructure Management and Automation portfolio, and will specifically be aligned and integrated with CA’s Network Management and Service Assurance Management product lines. The action fills a strategic gap in CA’s offerings and immediately makes CA a major player in the fast-growing application-aware network performance management market. Context As network operations and, more broadly, IT operations evolve and mature toward more service-oriented, business-prioritized practices, the essential nature of performance management has become apparent. Networks, in particular, have standardized and stabilized to the point where fault/failure monitoring is becoming a commodity for management vendors and rote for operations teams. This has allowed focus to be turned toward efficiency and responsiveness monitoring, which is the realm of performance management tools and practices. Network-based performance management has evolved around four primary sources of performance data: 1. Statistics harvested from network devices, typically using SNMP 2. Flow records harvested from network devices, such as NetFlow, sFlow, and IPFIX, documenting network-delivered application flow details 3. Synthetic activity tests from agents placed at various locations around the network 4. Direct, passive deep packet inspection (DPI) of network traffic streams The latter three sources allow insights into the applications and services that are traversing the network infrastructure, and thus have also been referred to as “application-aware” network performance management. NetQoS, based in Austin, Texas, has been offering network and application performance management solutions to enterprises and communications service providers for just over ten years. During that time, it has achieved market leader acknowledgement, specifically in the area of NetFlow data analysis and reporting, and recently announced their 1000 th customer. Much of its success has been a result of a long-standing and highly beneficial technology partnership with Cisco Systems, the originator of network traffic flow record technology which it named NetFlow. The Cisco partnership includes both technology elements (NetQoS technology is currently embedded in many Cisco networking products) as well as direct field sales and marketing engagements. NetQoS addresses all four of the performance data sources mentioned above, the
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