Compuware PureStack APM Solution Launches

Compuware adds to its application performance monitoring (APM) suite with its new PureStack Technology.

Compuware recently announced the release of its new PureStack Technology, the company’s solution to expose how IT infrastructure conditions impede the performance of critical business applications.

The new PureStack Technology works with Compuware’s dynaTrace PurePath Technology to correlate guest and host infrastructure health to individual application transactions and affected users in real-time. This new Compuware application performance monitoring (APM) technology enables application operators to quickly gauge the impact of infrastructure problems in the context of user experience and business performance.

“While our competitors struggle to get beyond their sampling and averaging constraints to catch up to our industry-leading PurePath Technology, we have innovated again with PureStack,” said Bernd Greifeneder, CTO of Compuware’s APM business unit, in a statement. “By combining these two powerful technologies, we now provide the industry’s first 3D application and infrastructure topology model with the exact link between every transaction and its guest and host infrastructure. IT application management analytics will never be the same again.”

“With PureStack, Compuware is significantly extending the depth and range of its APM solutions,” said Tim Grieser, program vice president of enterprise system management software at IDC, in a statement. “Real-time cross-correlation of end-to-end transaction details with system and application health metrics improves both the ability to understand the business impact of performance issues on end-users and provides extended information for faster root cause analysis.”

Compuware’s PureStack Technology automatically discovers, maps and collects system and infrastructure health information along the infrastructure “stack” including hypervisor, operating system, storage, process and CPU, the company said. This infrastructure health information is tied directly to each PurePath, which contains cross tier transaction detail, including end-user and code-level context. Together, PureStack and PurePath provide a three-dimensional view of how infrastructure health impacts application performance and availability.

“When evaluating cloud providers, understanding how the virtual infrastructure affects application performance is critical,” said David Snyder, enterprise architect at American Greetings Interactive, in a statement. “The PureStack technology is a huge time-saver, offering a single view for all the data we need to monitor these less predictable environments and deliver a great experience for our customers.”

Compuware officials said PureStack complements PurePath Technology to deliver enhanced out-of-the box transaction flow and infrastructure views that provide operators detailed and highly accurate insights. PureStack provides exact detail on all infrastructure components including CPU, memory, disk, I/O and other metrics that are necessary to answer a single user request. Even interfering processes not related to the request are discovered.

Moreover, PureStack shows every single user request as well as all categories of user requests across applications and business transactions that use a specific infrastructure component. Also, every transaction is recorded along with all system health metrics, and can be “played back” when a performance problem is detected.

In addition, the PureStack Technology supports all major operating systems including Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris and HPUX. Also, hypervisors, including VMware and Xen are auto-detected, even in cloud environments. Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure public cloud are also supported. And the environment also supports Java, .Net, PHP, Apache/IIS, big data, database access, C/C++, Message Broker, MQ and mainframe applications, Compuware said.