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Products Of The Year 2023: The Finalists

Rick Whiting

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched or were significantly updated over the last year. Now it’s up to solution providers to choose the winners.

Application Performance and Observability:

As more applications run in hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, maintaining application performance is becoming a more complex chore. Application performance management and observability tools help IT organizations maintain the health, performance and user experience of business applications, according to market researcher Gartner. Such tools are used by IT operations managers, site reliability engineers, cloud and platform teams, application developers and software product owners.

Cisco Full-Stack Observability

Datadog Platform

Dynatrace Platform

IBM Instana

New Relic Platform

SolarWinds Observability

Splunk Observability Cloud



Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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