StackState Named Cool Vendor in Gartner's Performance Analysis

Bas Willems
Bas Willems
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Atlanta, Georgia – September 12, 2019 – StackState, the world’s Topology-Powered Observability platform for hybrid IT, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor based on September 10, 2019, report titled, “Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis” by Padraig Byrne, Federico De Silva, Pankaj Prasad, Sanjit Ganguli, Manjunath Bhat, Scott Etkin, Siddharth Shetty, and Josh Chessman at Gartner, Inc.

“Performance analysis vendors are responding to new challenges in monitoring systems with innovations including the wider adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Action, not just reaction, is key to Coolness”, Gartner writes.

“This is a solid validation of the rapid change we see in the IT operations landscape with the fast adoption of new infrastructures, including hybrid clouds, containers, and microservices, said Daan Teunissen, StackState CEO. As organizations move towards these highly dynamic architectures, the requirements for monitoring change dramatically”, he explains.

Gartner points out: “Legacy monitoring vendors are struggling to adapt their products to fit these modern architectures. Old delineations between monitoring tools (such as infrastructure versus network versus application) are breaking down as tools reach across domains. The glue that brings the layers together is innovations in the application of artificial intelligence tools and techniques”. Moreover, Gartner writes as a key finding, “I&O leaders struggle to monitor service performance in environments containing newer architectures, such as hybrid cloud, microservices, and containerization.”

“We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner as an acknowledgment of our proactive approach and leading role in providing real-time visibility across infrastructure, applications and business elements. StackState delivers the intelligence and automation required for organizations to be successful with digital transformation through faster prediction and identification of IT incidents and increased business alignment”, Daan said.

Gartner writes, “StackState’s topology views provide users with a graphical display of relationships across IT and business elements, allowing them to view past and possible future topological graphs of the IT landscape and interrelated business processes.” The analysts also highlight StackState’s highly unique 4T Data Model® and its “ability to ingest multiple data types, tracing and topology across time to capture the state of the IT environment at any given point in time.” This enables organizations’ digital transformation through:

  • Faster identification of root causes

  • Insight into the business impact of IT changes

  • Predictive analytics

This recognition is the latest in a series of announcements made by StackState in recent months. In June, StackState announced it had won $5 Million in funding to expand and innovate in the US.

About StackState

StackState's Topology-Powered Observability platform lets you more effectively manage your dynamic IT environment by unifying performance data from your existing monitoring tools into a single topology. Enabling you to:

  1. Decrease MTTR: Decrease MTTR by 80% by identifying root cause and alerting the right teams with the right information.

  2. Fewer Outages: Reduce the number of outages by 65% through real-time unified observability and more planful planning.

  3. Faster Releases: Increase application releases by 3X by giving time back to developers.


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