MetiLinx Jumps Into Web Services Management
The company, along with new partner Digital Evolution Inc., to debut tool that applies utility computing concepts to Web services apps.MetiLinx Inc. along with new partner Digital Evolution Inc. on Monday will jump into the Web services management void with a new tool that applies utility computing concepts to Web services applications. The MetiLinx/Digital Evolution Adaptive Web Services Management tool, which will debut at Hewlett-Packard Co.s HP World users conference next week, is one of the first Web services management offerings to exploit a services-oriented architecture. MetiLinx brings to the table the ability to correlate and analyze hundreds of performance parameters on a nodewhich can be a server, partition or domaincombined with the ability to virtualize the nodes it is watching in real-time to create new systems, partitions or groups of nodes that make up a function or service, according to Larry Ketchersid, executive director of service and support for the San Mateo, Calif.-based MetiLinx. The pair married that ability with Digital Evolutions advanced UDDI directory, dubbed The Registry, which maintains all location data, sizing and performance data for Web services.
The benefit such a marriage brings to Web services operators is more effective service-level-agreement (SLA) management, faster troubleshooting of bottlenecks affecting specific transactions, the ability to meet fluctuating services capacity requirements on demand, and improved transaction response times through services load balancing.