SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

May 04, 2011 14:49 ET

Aberdeen's Research Alert Highlights AppNeta's Real-Time Cloud-Based Network Performance Manager

New Company Included in Research Summary of Management Tools for Cloud Computing, Virtualization, and Unified Communications

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - On April 27, 2011, AppNeta opened business operations with solutions providing real-time and cloud-based network performance management. As the only provider of instant-value network performance management solutions, the company today announced the availability of a market alert "AppNeta Delivers Real-Time Cloud-Based Network Management for Cloud, Virtualization, and Unified Communications" prepared by Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS).

The alert summarizes five independent research reports conducted by Aberdeen from December 2010 through April 2011 examining WAN optimization, APM, WAN acceleration, virtualized application management, and telecom lifecycle management. The document highlights the implications for companies seeking to pursue new deployments or significant enterprise-wide upgrades associated with data center, cloud computing, virtualized, and mobile environments. The alert is also relevant to enterprises seeking to integrate new high-bandwidth applications or companies struggling with early implementations of cloud, virtualization, or Unified Communications (UC).

"The launch of AppNeta signifies a transition in the network performance management market, now offering network engineers and IT Directors a cloud-based approach to network performance management for remote and distributed sites coupled with real-time visibility for both network and application behavior," said Jim Melvin, CEO, AppNeta.

AppNeta's award-winning PathView Cloud solutions leverage a zero administration, cloud-based service to meet the performance demands of today's distributed network infrastructure and mainstream network-dependent applications including unified communications, cloud services and virtual service delivery.

According to Hyoun Park, Research Analyst for Aberdeen's Telecom and Unified Communications research practice and author of the market alert, "Previous research that Aberdeen conducted for its 2011 WAN Acceleration: State of the Market research report indicates that 45% of respondents sought real-time visibility into their network behavior. By comparing AppNeta's approach to cloud-based network management to the network, application, virtualization, and telecom strategies of over 500 organizations surveyed by Aberdeen over the past six months, the overall direction of the marketplace is favorable to the company's solutions."

Aberdeen research indicates that, on average, leading enterprises have already virtualized 60% of their applications, while laggards have only virtualized 34% of applications within their enterprises. Additionally, as a result of their virtualization activities, best-in-class companies (representing the top 20% of respondents) had 72.9% overall bandwidth utilization, 65.8% of network performance issues corrected before impacting end-user productivity or experience, and a 38.6% year-over-year improvement in network throughput.

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About AppNeta
AppNeta delivers instant-value network performance management solutions required to drive exceptional application performance across all data center, cloud, remote office and mobile environments. AppNeta's award-winning PathView Cloud solutions leverage a zero administration, cloud-based service to meet the performance demands of today's distributed network infrastructure and mainstream network-dependent applications including unified communications, cloud services and virtual service delivery. With more than 1,000 customers worldwide, AppNeta provides unmatched performance insight to network engineers and IT outsourcers, enabling predictable and efficient delivery of today's business-critical application services from wherever they originate to wherever they are consumed. www.appneta.com.