BlueStripe Software Broadens Its Application Performance Management Solution with Support for Critical Application Systems on Windows 2008 and IBM AIX

February 23, 2010

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — BlueStripe Software today announced full support of IBM AIX and Microsoft Windows 2008 operating systems for its award-winning FactFinder application performance management product, while continuing support for Windows Server 2003 Server, Windows XP, Sun Solaris, and Linux. BlueStripe’s new release strengthens FactFinder’s position as the only application performance management (APM) solution that automatically identifies the entire application system for every application without any configuration, coding, or network appliances – regardless of application, platform or environment – for a complete view of application systems and all interactions.

FactFinder is the only APM solution that automatically identifies and shows all of the components and dependencies of an application, in real-time, to monitor live production applications in a single view. FactFinder uniquely measures and isolates where transactions are getting stuck and why. By extending the reach of its process-level application identification, deep performance visibility, and configuration and change detection capabilities, FactFinder helps customers optimize IT infrastructure resources to meet application availability and performance Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Customers have seen the difference FactFinder delivers, especially when trying to find the cause of application problems. Travers Powell, a Technical Architect at VocaLink commented, “BlueStripe provided us with the visibility into how our corporate applications were performing between tiers, taking what could be up to 24 hours to isolate a specific problem in the past down to a couple hours or less with FactFinder today. Even with other management tools that we use, we couldn’t get this precise level of application and performance insight.”

APM 2.0: Revolutionizing Application Performance Management

FactFinder provides IT Operations and application support teams with a view of each and every application, in its entirety, with all dependencies and transaction performance measurement between components, for a complete understanding of what makes up an application and how it is delivering services, hop-by-hop, across the entire application. Only by managing the application, not just the systems on which it resides, can companies understand what is impacting the performance of their critical applications and take action to resolve those issues.

FactFinder makes use of BlueStripe’s patent-pending AppSmart(TM) Technology to deliver a holistic view of application performance that includes all interactions inside business-critical applications with no manual configuration, no coding, and no ongoing maintenance. With FactFinder, companies are solving complex application problems 90% faster and even avoiding problems altogether, creating a new level of collaboration between IT Operations and application owners, ensuring the IT infrastructure and applications deliver value to the business with high performing business services.

Operations Directors and Application Owners require a better way to collaboratively manage their critical business applications by sharing a single view of the application, its patterns of behavior and where its performance deviates from the norm. FactFinder, with AppSmart Technology, delivers on key aspects of application performance management, including:

  • Immediate application visibility across heterogeneous application environments
  • True application performance metrics of real transaction response times
  • A simple process to quickly isolate and identify problem components

“We set out to deliver unmatched performance insight and visibility into critical production applications for large organizations, regardless of their IT environment,” explained Chris Neal, co-founder and CEO of BlueStripe Software. “Before FactFinder, our customers were struggling to understand their complete application system performance due to the gap between their existing, silo-specific tools, and the reality of their production application systems. With FactFinder, we’ve filled the gap in application system understanding between the business application service levels and the infrastructure that supports those applications.”

New Performance Reporting, Capacity Planning & Cost Accounting Option

FactFinder now offers easy export and sharing of critical application performance topology. FactFinder data for hop-by-hop application configurations and transaction response times are now available for use in corporate reporting activities such as integrated performance reports, cross-system application capacity planning, and business application cost allocation by usage and resources. This new feature adds to FactFinder’s enterprise features of alert process integration and service desk process integration.


FactFinder for IBM AIX and Microsoft Windows 2008 Server is now available.

About BlueStripe Software

BlueStripe Software provides the only Application Performance Management solution that gives IT Organizations the visibility into exactly what IT components make up important business applications, where the application transactions go in those systems, exactly where transactions are spending time and why. BlueStripe’s flagship product, FactFinder, provides 24×7 application monitoring and problem management for important production applications across any application architecture, across any server platform: physical, virtual or cloud.

Based in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area of 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, Remedy and IBM/Tivoli. For additional information, please visit http://bluestripe.com.

About VocaLink

VocaLink is a specialist payments partner to banks, their corporate customers and government departments.

We design and deliver smarter domestic and international automated payments systems, and smarter ATM switching solutions.

In fact, our switching platform connects over 60,000 ATMs, the world’s busiest network, while our payments platform processes over 500 million payments per month.

Having pioneered electronic payments for over 40 years it’s perhaps no surprise that many major organisations have come to rely on our services.

For example, our Real-time Payments Platform is the central infrastructure for the UK’s Faster Payments Service, whilst we’ve partnered with BGC, Sweden’s leading payments provider, who now outsource the majority of Sweden’s domestic payments to us.

We are very proud of our service delivery record. Our platforms operate on never-fail technology to ensure total reliability and availability 24 hours a day allowing us to meet our customer needs.

In short, our smarter payments capabilities offer banks, corporates and government departments reach throughout SEPA and beyond.

VocaLink. Safer payments, smarter partner.

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