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WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor Released!

March 12 2013

Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management Division (the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of IT management software) has announced the release of WhatsUp Gold Version 16.1 (v16.1) which features the brand new WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor.

With Application Performance Monitor, IT departments can oversee the actual performance of applications on their network from a single, unified, customisable dashboard, enabling them to quickly diagnose and fix complex performance problems and so avoid costly service interruptions.

Monitor 100s of applications and more than 20,000 systems and network devices in one management system

Monitor 100s of applications and more than 20,000 systems and network devices in one management system

The easy-to-use Application Performance Monitor provides comprehensive insight and the customisable, automated actions that busy IT managers need to assess the impact, isolate the root cause and restore performance levels to meet business user expectations.  IT can now quickly identify the root causes of application performance problems across network, server or multi-tier application or component dependencies, and get the insight they need 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.

Ennio Carboni, General Manager of Ipswitch’s Network Management Division, said “WhatsUp Gold and WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor helps IT departments to deliver the reliability of service that their business users demand. With Application Performance Monitor, IT managers 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 the research conducted by Ipswitch 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.

WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor is available at an affordable price starting at under £1000 – that’s well below the price of other solutions on the market today. A free 30-day trial of WhatsUp Gold v16.1, including Application Performance Monitor, is available for download here.

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