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Frost & Sullivan: Cloud Computing’s Popularity Boosts Cloud Infrastructure Testing and Application Monitoring

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. April 26, 2012 Cloud Infrastructure Testing and Cloud-based Application Monitoring Markets $68.0 million $168.0 million $320.2 $556.2 million

Jeannette Garcia [email protected]

The two most important factors for deploying cloud services are availability and security. Despite being hosted at a remote location, the application or data is accessible at all times. Security within the cloud market is also emerging and has many related aspects such as data protection, application security, privacy and standard compliance.

Srihari Padmanabhan

Cloud computing is groundbreaking in the way scalable applications are deployed and delivered. The technology has attracted major end-user segments such as IT organizations, enterprises and governments. To tap this lucrative market, many leading test and monitoring companies have invested in developing solutions that help their customers test and validate a cloud infrastructure.

A cloud service provider normally signs a service level agreement (SLA) with its customer to establish the level of service that the network service provider will furnish. Most service providers guarantee an uptime of 99.99 percent.

"Every service provider is expected to meet the quality of service as defined by the SLA," said Padmanabhan. "To do this, service providers need to constantly monitor their cloud infrastructure and allocate resources so that applications can respond properly to peaks in a load."

Cloud-based application monitoring has witnessed the emergence of open-source solutions that can monitor the performance of cloud applications. Even though these solutions do not provide insights into the actual performance of the application, they have been widely accepted as an alternative to application performance monitoring solutions.

With the increase in demand for monitoring solutions, several other commercially backed open-source solutions will emerge in the market, posing a threat to companies who measure application performance.

"To reach success in such a market scenario, participants have to perform a careful analysis of the expected ROI and leverage their market intelligence information to determine growth opportunities," said Padmanabhan.

Cloud Infrastructure Testing and Cloud-based Application Monitoring Markets Test & Measurement

Jeannette Garcia
North America

[email protected]

SOURCE Frost & Sullivan

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