There will be no replacement for NMS however some features will be implemented in other FMS products.
"Quest Software is no longer actively marketing our network monitoring products, but will continue to support our current NMS and PacketTrap customers for the foreseeable future. Our decision to de-focus this business did not come lightly. Performance monitoring is a strategic area of focus at Quest Software, and we are the market leader in Virtualization, APM and Database monitoring with Quest Foglight™. Given the fact that the network monitoring market is mature with a plethora of solutions available, we elected to focus on what we do best in the areas of Virtualization, APM and Database performance monitoring.
Even though we will no longer market and sell a purpose built solution for network monitoring, there are several areas that include network metrics in our other Foglight products. For example, our Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition shows network utilization for virtual machines and hosts. Given the interest with software defined networks, we are adding virtual switch support to our Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition product. However, this should not be confused with purpose built, general network monitoring and management (e.g. switches, packets, topology, users). Quest will not be investing in this space nor do we plan to offer alternatives to the PacketTrap / NMS products."