Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-06-17 Print this article Print

: Vantage 8.0"> Executive Summary: Vantage 8.0

Compuwares Vantage 8.0 performance management tool gathers information from end users PCs, the network, servers, applications and databases to generate reports that show where possible problems such as slow response or overburdened networks are likely occurring.

Cost Analysis

The initial cost of the product and the professional services that are needed to ensure Vantage 8.0 is tuned correctly are in line with the costs of other enterprise-class performance monitoring and trouble-shooting tools. IT managers will need to devote several staff members on more than a part-time basis to maintain the product and to help others interpret some reports that Vantage 8.0 generates.

(+) Active agents use synthetic transactions to find possible faults before end users do; most VantageView reports do a good job of correlating problem information.

(-) Some reports were too vague to pinpoint problems.

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    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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