CA Offers Real-Time App Performance Management
Combining the strengths of CA Wily APM for application performance management and CA Sysview for mainframe management, CA has unveiled Cross Enterprise Application Performance Management (APM) to manage app performance in real time across mainframe and distributed environments.
"This new, enhanced solution provides functionality designed to help customers more rapidly detect and resolve application performance problems before they impact service levels or revenue streams," notes Jeff Cobb, senior vice president, product strategy for CA's Application Performance Management business unit.
The combined offering lets users track the performance of IBM's z/OS, CICS, and WebSphere MQ, as well as CA's Datacom database. In addition, users can trace CICS transactions to find performance problems and map CICS transaction loads to applications.
In addition, the company has released CA Spectrum Service Assurance, an IT management tool aimed to help improve business service quality and predictability. The product "dynamically imports configuration items (real-time models of network devices, systems, databases, applications, and transactions) from domain management tools used by IT operations support teams," explains Dave Hayward, senior principal product marketing manager for CA.
Spectrum Service Assurance features a Web-based dashboard, builds real-time service models from business services, and calculates the impact of configuration items on service quality. The product has been enhanced with real-time Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance indicators on the service dashboard, historical SLA reports, icons for configuration items across technology silos, event integration, and connectors for Microsoft SCOM, CA Workload Automation, and CA Insight Database Performance Manager.
"CA Spectrum Service Assurance enables the support team responsible for the silo causing problems to make a fast repair, to address problems according to the business priority of the business services affected, and to address risks according to the level of risk they pose and according to the importance of the business services they put at risk," Hayward says.
The base package of CA Spectrum Service Assurance is priced at $175,000 and includes integration for up to five data sources.
Cross Enterprise APM is made up of two separately priced parts: pricing for CA Wily APM starts at $13,000 per CPU, and pricing for CA Sysview starts at $24,000 and is based on the number of mainframe MIPS it's running under.
For more information, go to: www.ca.com
Dec2009, Software Magazine