Three years ago, Wily customers that the company polled were experimenting with .Net. "Two years back they were starting to adopt it for small-scale projects," said Mike Malloy, vice president of marketing for CAs Wily Technology division in Brisbane, Calif. "In the last 12 months, weve seen more and more enterprise-class, mission-critical applications being deployed on .Net."
Introscope, arguably the market and technology leader for managing the performance of J2EE applications, now includes an agent for .Net servers that can trace transactions and isolate problems with .Net applications.
The new agent uses the same Introscope middle-tier enterprise manager that supports Java applications and the infrastructure those rely on, and performance metrics gathered by the agent are correlated in the enterprise manager for alerts and reports. Alerts can be sent to a console such as that used by Hewlett-Packards OpenView, and they can be sent to the users desktop, e-mail, pager or PDA.
"All performance metrics generated across all applications are recorded on a continuous basis, so you have a historical log for reporting, analysis, capacity planning and so on," Malloy said. ".Net applications will share that capability, so you can analyze that data and compare it across application technologies."
"The technical and market leader has ported their seventh generation agent to a new environment," said Bernd Harzog, CEO of APM Experts, in Alpharetta, Ga. "For big companies who have incredibly complicated application management issues, and who have compound applications consisting of part .Net, part legacy Windows and part J2EE, this really is a godsend." But Harzog warned that it is not appropriate for Windows applications "developed on older types of Windows programming models."
Wily Introscope for Microsoft .Net, which supports .Net Version 1.1 and 2.0, is available Oct. 24.