Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) has been around for years, and it may be receiving extra attention again as organizations strive to improve productivity and use network capabilities as a competitive advantage. A good source for understanding trends is the studies that are published by TRAC Research. I find the data from their surveys to be illuminating. For example, in “Network Performance Monitoring Market 2013 – Key Trends,” we are told:
In a related study, “IT Performance Monitoring in 2013 – Key Market Trends,” we find:
NPM solutions constantly evolve as new technologies emerge. With the shift to mobility, BYOD and virtualization, the need for understanding and improving the quality of user experience from the Wi-Fi perspective becomes critical. This of course is 7signal’s strong suit, and I believe we’ll see an increased emphasis placed on end-user, application layer performance assurance and Wi-Fi optimization as mission critical WLANs are deployed.