Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software, has announced the release of WhatsUp Gold Version 16.1 (v16.1) featuring WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor. With Application Performance Monitor, IT departments can oversee the performance of applications on their network from a single, unified, customisable dashboard, allowing them to quickly and efficiently diagnose and fix complex performance problems and avoid costly service interruptions.
The easy-to-use Application Performance Monitor provides the comprehensive insight and customisable, automated actions IT needs to assess the impact, isolate the root cause and restore performance levels to meet business user expectations. IT can quickly identify root causes of application performance problems across network, server or multi-tier application or component dependencies, and gain insight to improve IT service performance with real-time and historical reporting and analysis. Application Performance Monitor also provides proactive alerts and can execute custom actions to automatically repair potential problems before applications fail to ensure continuous service using limited IT resources.
Comments Ennio Carboni, President and General Manager of Ipswitch's Network Management Division, "WhatsUp Gold and WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor helps IT organisations deliver the reliable service that users demand. With Application Performance Monitor, IT can improve visibility and control ever-increasing complexity by consolidating network, systems and application monitoring to drive rapid problem identification and resolution. "
"The Application Performance Monitor unified dashboard is the best interface I have used and is the de facto future of service, server and application monitoring," comments Matt Cline, Senior Systems/Network Administrator, Optim Healthcare. "I get a single view at a highly granular level and am getting the data I need to proactively fix problems and eliminate downtime. I love it!"
WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor offers several distinct, industry-leading features. In addition to the unified dashboard for end-to-end monitoring, Application Performance Monitor is superior in its ability to capture and track complex application relationships. "All applications are dependent on other applications, such as web servers and databases," comments Carboni. "With Application Performance Monitor, IT can monitor an application along with the health of the entire IT service which supports that application, providing a more global view in a real-world deployment."
Application Performance Monitor also eliminates 'alert overload' by allowing IT to distinguish critical and non-critical application components. "Not everything you report on is critical to application performance," comments Carboni. "If one component has issues, IT typically need not be alerted, but if a combination of components develops problems, IT will get an alert. This assessment of issue importance helps prioritise what matters to the business and minimises 'false positive' readings."
Application Performance Monitor offers an intuitive and easy-to-use application profile builder, which is important because Ipswitch research has shown that monitoring proprietary applications is a top IT priority. With Application Performance Monitor, IT can quickly develop profiles for these proprietary applications and start monitoring the most important applications – and their entire IT service environment - right away.
Ipswitch partners are embracing Application Performance Monitor as it expands their product portfolio and complements WhatsUp Gold. Comments Dave Thornton, Director, Level 8 Solutions, Ltd., "I am very excited by the latest development available in WhatsUp Gold v16.1. Ipswitch Application Performance Monitor will transform the way that network and system managers monitor their infrastructure; lifting the view above the clutter of raw data from multiple monitors to a higher strategic, unified view which delivers confidence that a vital application is, or is not, affected by a service problem. Application Performance Monitor enhances the capabilities inherent in WhatsUp Gold and is a must for every network manager serious about monitoring their environment."