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The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.

IT Infrastructure Monitoring


Cisco: ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence in AppDynamics Dash

Following Cisco Systems’ acquisition of network monitoring firm ThousandEyes last year, Cisco has been working to integrate the firm’s technologies into its product portfolio—including into AppDynamics’ custom data visualization and dashboards solution, AppDynamics Dash Studio. Cisco has brought over ThousandEyes capabilities around network and internet performance metrics into AppDynamics Dash Studio, providing a common operating language across network, application and cloud. This full-stack observability allows for rapid isolation and resolution of issues throughout the digital ecosystem. The integration of ThousandEyes technology ultimately provides a complete view of application experience—enabling data to be more easily uncovered and visualized, for improved insights and faster remediation.


Cyxtera Portal

For monitoring of assets across multiple sites, the Cyxtera Portal serves as a unified solution for real-time monitoring and management of all aspects of a data center—covering everything from hardware monitoring and maintenance to personnel management. Other key features include automation of recurring tasks and entire workflows.

New Relic Explorer

New Relic Explorer enables users to visualize and explore their telemetry data across all sources, including from infrastructure hosts, mobile apps, cloud APIs and distributed services. The capabilities allow for rapid identification of anomalies and restoration of systems.

SolarWinds APM Integrated Experience

For SolarWinds’ application performance management solutions—including AppOptics, Loggly and Pingdom—the SolarWinds APM Integrated Experience offers consolidated access to metrics, traces, logs and user experience data. This streamlined visibility into application and infrastructure performance ultimately provides users with lower complexity in their APM usage.

Splunk Observability Cloud

With Splunk‘s recently debuted Observability Cloud, the company brings all necessary observability solutions together into a unified interface for a comprehensive view across an organization’s data. The offering incorporates existing Splunk products including Splunk Log Observer, Splunk Real User Monitoring, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring, Splunk APM and Splunk On-Call.

Virtana Platform

Virtana’s unified observability platform enables optimization, management and migration of workloads across the entire IT infrastructure, both in the cloud and on-premises. Using machine learning and analytics, the platform brings the ability to understand workloads on a deep level, ultimately enabling smarter decisions about cloud migrations and optimizations.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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