Two HP products got award in the study. First, Network Node Manager (NNMi), had a very strong showing in this report. In fact, NNMi had the highest overall score and was placed as a “Value Leader” for its completeness in functionality and architecture strength with scalability and integration capabilities. Intelligent Management Center (IMC) was recognized for being a great multi-vendor ENAMS with strength in deployment and administration. It yields a competitive cost advantage, thereby garnering a “Strong Value” rating in the report.
HP NNMi bested all competitors in solution impact, which includes discovery, alarm/reporting, fault isolation/troubleshooting, inventory/asset management and support for cloud.
Here is how I see NNMi exceeds in the area of solution impact:
Continuous spiral discover keeping up-to-date topology of the network.
Causal engine which provide deterministic root cause analysis (vs probabilistic).
Broad set of network technologies supported through Smart Plug-ins.
Let me tell you a little about the report, it surveyed 17 solutions from 16 vendors on functionality, architecture and integration, deployment and administration, cost advantage and vendor strength. Vendors were scored and then ranked on a graph that valued solution impact and deployment cost efficiency.
For customers who are looking to invest in network management, HP, a trusted vendor, is leading the way with NNMi and IMC, two recognized multi-vendor platforms that have the depth of capabilities that span the needs of small/medium sized deployments to large deployments. Thanks to network management solutions like NNMi and IMC and, you don’t notice the network and that’s how it should be.