BlueStripe Software’s FactFinder Named One of eWeek’s IT Infrastructure ‘Products to Watch’

January 12, 2009

Recognition is a significant endorsement of BlueStripe’s application-centric approach to managing complex applications in both physical and virtual environments

RTP, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ — BlueStripe Software, the industry’s first provider of Application Service Management (ASM) solutions for dynamic data centers, today announced that eWEEK, the industry leader for strategic technology information, has named BlueStripe’s FactFinder as one of its IT Infrastructure “Products to Watch” for 2009.

eWEEK distinguished BlueStripe for “providing the ability to manage application performance in virtualized data center environments by mapping physical and virtual systems for an understanding of applications and their interdependencies.” The IT Infrastructure “Products to Watch” article appears in the January 5, 2009 edition of eWEEK and can be accessed on the publication’s Web site at


“This award validates what our customers are saying, that they need to better understand what is impacting their complex applications in today’s increasingly dynamic environments,” said BlueStripe co-founder and CEO Chris Neal. “The IT management problems that BlueStripe set out to solve – application visibility and management capabilities across any environment – represent a new paradigm for managing business-critical applications in both physical and virtualized environments. It’s exciting to be recognized at the forefront.”

Application-Centric Approach to Managing Applications

Application administrators struggle to gain detailed visibility into the performance of their business-critical applications, and with increasing complexity in their application infrastructure due to initiatives such as virtualization and Service Oriented Architecture, the task of problem triage and resolution has grown more and more challenging and costly.

BlueStripe believes that with today’s dynamic data centers, enterprises must take a service-level driven approach to managing their business-critical applications. Only by managing the application, not the hardware nor the systems on which they reside, can companies truly understand what is impacting the performance of their critical applications and quickly take action to resolve those issues.

FactFinder employs a unique service-level driven approach to application triage. This approach enables users to follow the service level hop-by-hop across application tiers, identify the offending server and drill down through each layer in the server stack to identify the root cause of application performance issues.

FactFinder automatically discovers and maps the application, highlighting process-level dependencies from end-to-end, captures detailed performance metrics to measure the application’s health and performance, and provides quick triage capabilities when problems arise. It also enables enterprises to stage, deploy, and manage business-critical applications during physical to virtual (P2V) conversions, new application roll-outs, and production deployments by bridging the gap between enterprise applications and the new virtual environments on which they are being deployed.

The latest release of FactFinder, announced today, offers a unique set of capabilities in support of BlueStripe’s service-level driven approach to application problem triage and resolution. New features include:

  • Service-level driven triage: Enables users to follow service-levels and quickly identify where they need to drill down to identify and resolve application performance issues;
  • Server-connection fingerprinting: Enables users to automatically discover application topologies across both physical and virtual environments; and
  • New application group discovery and analytics: Helps application administrators quickly recognize their application’s core components across tiers and recognize potential performance issues.

About eWEEK:

eWEEK is the industry leader for strategic technology information, delivering breaking news, technology evaluations and strategic analysis of the technologies, platforms and trends important to enterprise-wide computing. eWEEK’s award-winning journalists and lab analysts cover the most critical issues, trends, people and technologies affecting business. No other IT newsweekly delivers this level of enterprise focused news, views and reviews to help IT professionals make the right buying decisions.

About Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.:

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About BlueStripe Software

BlueStripe Software is the industry’s first provider of Application Service Management (ASM) solutions for dynamic data centers. BlueStripe’s flagship product suite, FactFinder, eliminates the barriers to migrating and managing business-critical applications on virtual server platforms. Based in the Research Triangle Park area in Morrisville, N.C., BlueStripe is led by an executive team that has built some of the industry’s leading enterprise application management companies, including Wily Technology, Relicore, Computer Associates and IBM/Tivoli. For additional information, please visit www.bluestripe.com.

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