IT Quality Assurance Tools

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2006-06-19 Print this article Print




Vantage 9.8

Compuwares Vantage rose above the pack of IT Quality Assurance entries with its focus on todays newly volatile IT environment: the price thats being paid for the benefits that come from service-based interaction among diversely owned IT assets.

Vantage discovers application and server relationships and correlates these with reported service delivery problems. Its dashboards lead IT operators to the infrastructure changes that most often turn out to be the unintended triggers of service disruption.

Vantage 9.8 got its final nudge to Excellence honors from the enthusiastic praise of longtime user Matt Evanson at FBL Financial Group, in West Des Moines, Iowa. "We have utilized Compuwares Vantage product suite for close to 10 years now. We use it to provide our technical infrastructure and application service monitoring. It helps our company focus on the performance and availability of our application services to our end users," said Evanson, enterprise monitoring solutions team leader, when contacted by the judges in this category for field-based perspective.

"[Compuware] focused on the end-user experience instead of just focusing on low-level technical monitoring," Evanson added. He also reinforced the frequent observation of Excellence judges that enterprise buyers are looking for a partner, not just a product. "Compuware is very conscientious about looking for product improvement from its customers," Evanson emphasized, saying that the company identifies intensive users and looks to them for input.


Akimbi Systems

Akimbi Slingshot 2.0

Akimbi Systems Slingshot 2.0 offers technology that dramatically accelerates the setup and reconfiguration of testbed environments. With Junes announcement of Akimbi Slingshots Ready-for-Rational certification, the company is partnering with IBM to offer integrated, out-of-the-box capability for capturing and reproducing defects.

Netscout Systems

nGenius Performance Manager

"We wanted to move on from how much our network was being used to how it was being used," said Andrew Brill, team lead and consultant specialist in the IT function of Kaiser Permanente, when contacted for comments on nGenius Performance Manager. "There is no better tool for network reporting," Brill added.

-Henry Baltazar and Peter Coffee

  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Application Development
  • Business Integration Systems
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Desktop & Mobile Hardware
  • E-Business Foundations
  • E-Mail Management & Security
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • Enterprise Storage Hardware
  • Enterprise Storage Software
  • IT Quality Assurance Tools
  • Productivity Applications
  • Server Hardware
  • Networking & Management Tools
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • System & Application Management
  • Authentication & User Management
  • Network Data-Stream Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation


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