In a research note dated February 20 2017, titled “BSM Is Dead; Use Other ITOM Tools to Convey Value and Manage Operations”, Gartner put the BSM category of management and monitoring tools out of its misery.
On January 24, 2017 Cisco announced its intent to acquire AppDynamics a leading vendor in the Application Performance Management market. The price was announced as approximately $3.7B in cash and assumed equity awards. This acquisition is likely to shake up the management software business at all layers of the stack.
We attended AppDynamics AppSphere last week, and it was a great event. All of the attendees were very energized by what they were doing and are going to be doing with AppDynamics – who have clearly cemented themselves in a leadership position in the APM industry.