Using the server-based Precise Virtual Appliance, IT managers now can manage private cloud applications in a short amount of time, thanks to an automated deployment approach.
Data center software management specialist Precise
on June 2 launched an upgraded software package aimed at accelerating
the transaction performance of enterprise applications, many of which
are struggling to handle larger and larger data sets as time goes on.
Using the server-based Precise Virtual Appliance, IT managers now can
deploy a new-generation version of transaction performance management
to manage private cloud applications in a short amount of time, thanks
to its automated deployment approach.
Unlike previous generations of application performance technology,
which require the provisioning, deployment and configuration of a new
server, the new Precise Virtual Appliance simply downloads, gets named,
and then is made available to the network, Assaf Sagi, product manager
for Composite Applications at Precise, told eWEEK.
Too Good to Be True?
Sounds almost too easy to be true. This type of application performance management is not simple to do correctly.
"The trouble with transaction performance management is that the
transactions that need to be monitored usually span multiple
applications and systems," wrote longtime IT analyst/journalist Mike
Vizard in his blog
"As such, deploying a transaction monitoring system is inherently
complex. And yet without one, many IT organizations wind up trying to
sort through reports from dozens of different tools in order to get an
approximate idea of actual transaction performance.
"The folks at Precise want to take the headache and guesswork out of
transaction performance management with the release of their new
The increasing use of virtualized machines has made virtual appliances
popular because they are relatively easy to handle. With the new
Virtual Appliance, users can become productive with basic TPM metrics
within hours, Sagi said. The software is particularly useful to
customers with dynamic private cloud applications because it gives them
more agility, Sagi said.
Precise's Virtual Appliance does not require any special/additional
hardware and infrastructure; it supports physical, virtual, cloud or
hybrid environments with one solution; and it offers unified management
and administration of all frameworks in a cloud system.
Twenty-year-old Precise, based in Redwood City, Calif., has about 1,500 customers worldwide, Sagi said.