JERSEY CITY, NJ (April 30, 2013) – Evolven Software, a leading provider of IT operations analytics solutions, announced that it has been named a "2013 Cool Vendor in IT Operations Management" by Gartner, Inc., one of the world's leading information technology research and advisory companies, in a report consisting of a small, select group of vendors. Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as an enterprise that offers technologies or solutions that are innovative, impactful and intriguing.
According to the Cool Vendors in IT Operations Management report (R. Colville, W. Cappelli et al., 18 April 2013): IT operations leaders are looking for new ways to deliver more value to the business. Tools for effective decision-making can improve the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team's ability to allocate resources to the right types of activities. The Cool Vendors featured in this year's research introduce social approaches and advanced analytics to address the need for I&O to respond, communicate, and ultimately, deliver better value to the business. This recognition puts Evolven's IT Operations Analytics solution among the top 5 highly innovative products and services in the IT Operations Management market for 2013. Evolven is recognized as the only solution to marry IT operations analytics to configuration and change management.
Gartner outlines the features that make up a Cool Vendor as:
- Innovative — It enables users to do things they couldn't do before.
- Impactful — It has or will have a business impact; it's not just a matter of "technology for the sake of technology."
- Intriguing — It has gained interest or curiosity during the past six months or so.
IT operations has faced 15 years of chronic change and configuration management challenges overwhelmed by massive volume, velocity, and variety of change and configuration data. This persistent problem is a big data problem that can only be solved with a new IT operations analytics approach.
Evolven's IT Operations Analytics uses mathematical algorithms and other innovations to extract meaningful information from the sea of raw change and configuration data. Evolven's technology turns dynamic, overwhelming change and configuration data into actionable insights, significantly cuts mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR), reduces the number of incidents and downtime, and allows for smooth, error-free releases.
"We are honored to be named by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in IT Operations Management and I want to thank the Evolven team as this is a direct reflection of their hard work and customer focus efforts," said Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven. "Our IT Operations Analytics solution presents actionable information in an intuitive and highly detailed format which enables IT operations staff to more quickly pinpoint incidents as well as analyze configuration data to assess the risks of potential changes."
Evolven applies a new IT Operations Analytics approach to the chronic change and configuration challenges, turning dynamic, overwhelming change and configuration data into actionable insights. Using this solution allows IT operation managers to know exactly what has changed in their environments, investigate incident root-cause, maintain environment consistency, validate changes, and eliminate configuration drift.
Evolven is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in the U.S., with presence in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Evolven's executive team and advisory board include world-renowned experts from the world of IT management and enterprise software.
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