Accedian Recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Accedian (Performance Vision) was placed in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics (NPMD) for the first time, reflecting our strategy to become the first monitoring vendor with full stack, active and passive test unified by analytics.

We consider our recognition in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics as confirmation of our mission to provide enhanced end-to-end network, application and end-user experience visibility for both enterprises and communication service providers. This is also a clear testament to the value that our recent acquisition of Performance Vision can deliver to both our existing and future customers.

Gartner points out that many vendors in this space offer solutions that are complex, assembled from multiple products, and are difficult to configure, install and maintain. They explain that “end users report that ease of use is still a pain point, and it varies significantly across vendors and within solutions,” and that, “support for monitoring cloud and hybrid IT environments remains limited.”

SkyLIGHT PVX offers a new approach to NPM / APM with exceptional ease of use and universal coverage over physical, virtual, and SDN infrastructure, complemented by real-time transaction-level visibility into the real-user experience.

In the context of the Magic Quadrant, and key industry trends, we believe SkyLIGHT PVX’s focus on monitoring SDN, cloud,and virtual infrastructure is a differentiator, along with its reduced deployment and maintenance complexity.

More exciting than the Magic Quadrant inclusion is our bright future in this space. Accedian strengthens the Performance Vision team by bringing an increase in development resources, a global sales and support team, analytics expertise, and a broad customer base. We expect to make great strides in this space and aim for a visionary position in next year’s report.

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In his role as Director of Business Analytics at Accedian, Scott is responsible for developing business intelligence models, reports, dashboards, and systems used in data discovery, predictive analytics, and visualization to support business processes and strategic planning, both internally by Accedian and by its telecom operator and enterprise customers. He also represents Accedian in analyst relations activities. Scott’s extensive experience in wireless, Carrier Ethernet and service assurance includes management, marketing, and engineering leadership roles at Performant Networks, MPB Communications, Minacom (Tektronix), Aethera Networks (Positron / Marconi), EXFO, and PerkinElmer Optoelectronics (EG&G). Scott holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed professional business management training at the John Molson School of Business, the Alliance Institute, and the Project Management Institute.

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    A cellular telecom network that uses second-generation wireless technology. Such networks digitally encrypt phone conversations, and allow data services including SMS text messages.


    Third Generation
    A cellular network that uses third-generation wireless technology based on standards that support wireless voice telephony, mobile and fixed internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. Such networks are capable of data transfer rates of at least 200 Kbps and as fast as 21 Mbps.


    Third Generation Partnership Project
    International collaboration among telecommunications associations, with the purpose of developing and maintaining the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification for 3G mobile networks.


    Fourth Generation
    A cellular network that uses fourth generation wireless technology to deliver mobile broadband internet access in addition to voice and text messaging. Two synonymous 4G systems are commercially deployed: Mobile WiMAX an Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the predominant system in the U.S.

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