Dynatrace in Leaders Quadrant of 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring

I am thrilled to share that Dynatrace (formerly Compuware APM) – for a fifth consecutive year – is placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) report” (Read report). Over the past five years, we have seen the APM industry change considerably. The Magic Quadrants for each year (2010 to last week) have shown new players come and go, and many vendors fade while those most attuned to helping businesses adapt to our digital world thrive.

The fact that we have been in this constant leadership position isn’t just a bragging point amongst co-workers and the competition; it’s a testimony to our relentless commitment to innovation, and driving our unique vision of APM.

Here at Dynatrace, we pioneered modern Application Performance Management revolution nine years ago. It started with the core belief that APM is about much more than application availability and monitoring: it is about understanding and optimizing the experience of digital users. User experience is the nexus where IT and business intersect and where application success and business success is won and lost. This approach has become the leading model for teams to manage their apps and digital channels around the world. It represents a fundamental change for IT teams in how they operate and deliver value and services to the business, and ultimately to their customers.

The ability to put users at the center of your APM strategy –not just the app- is also one of the key differentiator you’ll see in our APM approach vs. the traditional APM approach offered by new and legacy vendors alike.


I think we can agree that business success is framed by how well organizations understand and meet users’ demands. I believe this Magic Quadrant not only confirms our vision, it reinforces our view that the need for user-centric APM will continue to increase.

I couldn’t be more excited as we transition to a private company, and further accelerate our leadership into this next phase.

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Steve has been working in the software and IT services industry for almost 20 years and has contributed in key roles to leading the evolution and modernization of the IT performance, including the adoption of Dynatrace as one of the fastest growing APM solutions in the industry. As Vice President for Product Management, he is responsible for product vision and go-to-market strategy. Prior to this role, Steve has held management positions in product management, technical sales and engineering. Steve also enjoys cycling, coaching and his children (not in that order). Steve has B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College.