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IT Performance Optimisation

  • Published: November 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 288 pages
  • Butler Group

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The report focuses on what happens to software applications after they are deployed in live production use – how to extract maximum performance, how to troubleshoot when problems occur. The report shows how optimising application performance is also dependent on the management of the network infrastructure (LAN/WAN hardware etc), and also on management of the delivery of IT services (Help Desk, problem management, change management etc).

Why is ITPO needed?

Answer 1: To lower cost of running applications. Production costs (such as maintenance and updates) are as much as 80% of Total Cost of Ownership.

Answer 2. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are very common but few organisations bother to monitor sufficiently well the service level – this defeats the purpose of SLAs.

Answer 3: IT is becoming increasingly complex (eg Web applications), and more is demanded from IT departments – IT departments need greater performance management automation to cope with the pressure.

The report highlights the Java and Microsoft technologies that put performance management at the centre of the agenda: for example the latest Java 2 Standard Edition READ MORE >

Section 1: Management Summary

1.1 Management Summary

Section 2: Business Issues

2.1 Report Structure
2.2 The Problem
2.3 Optimising Existing Resources and Lowering Total Cost of Ownership
2.4 Introducing IT Performance Optimisation
2.5 Aligning IT to Business Goals: ITPO and Service Level Agreements
2.6 Conclusion

Section 3: Technology Features

3.1 Application Performance Optimisation
3.2 Java Management Extensions
3.3 Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
3.4 Application Traffic Management
3.5 Network Services Management
3.6 Database Monitoring, Tuning, and Optimisation
3.7 IT Service Management
3.8 Application Portfolio Management

Section 4: Architectures and Models

4.1 An IT Performance Optimisation Architecture
4.2 A Closed Loop: The ITPO Model
4.3 ITPO Methodologies
4.4 Addressing the Needs of Different Size Organisations
4.5 Long-Term Strategic Initiatives by Vendors

Section 5: Market Analysis

5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Drivers
5.3 Market Direction
5.4 Case Study
A High Street Retailer

Section 6: Tables

6.1 IT Performance Optimisation Features Matrix
6.2 IT Performance Optimisation Product Capability Diagrams
6.3 IT Performance Optimisation Lifecycle Positions

Section 7: Comparisons

7.1 Product Comparison Methodology
7.2 Vendor Comparisons

Section 8: Technology Audits

BMC – BMC PATROL, CONTROL-M, and SmartDBA
Computer Associates – Unicenter Infrastructure Management Solutions
Compuware – Vantage 9.1, STROBE 3.1, iSTROBE 2.0
HP – Solutions Suite
IBM – Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance v5.3
Mercury – Application Management v5.0
OPNET – IT Guru Product Suite, Version 11.0
Quest – Application Management Solutions
Segue Software – SilkCentral Performance Manager v2.6
VERITAS – i 3 Application Performance Management
Wily Technology – The Wily 5 ™ Solution

Section 9: Vendor Profiles

AmberPoint
AppSense
Axios Systems
Concord
Dirigo
Empirix
Entuity
eXc Software
F5 Networks, Inc
FrontRange Solutions
Fujitsu Consulting
HyPerformix
iAnywhere
Identify Software
Itheon
MetiLinx
Micromuse
Microsoft
Motive
Oblicore
Opticom
Packeteer
Pivia
Redline Networks
Shunra Software
SMARTS
SolveDirect
Zeus Technology

Section 10: Glossary

BMC
Computer Associates
Compuware
HP
IBM
Mercury
OPNET
Quest
Segue Software
VERITAS
Wily Technology
AmberPoint
AppSense
Axios Systems
Concord
Dirigo
Empirix
Entuity
eXc Software
F5 Networks, Inc
FrontRange Solutions
Fujitsu Consulting
HyPerformix
iAnywhere
Identify Software
Itheon
MetiLinx
Micromuse
Microsoft
Motive
Oblicore
Opticom
Packeteer
Pivia
Redline Networks
Shunra Software
SMARTS
SolveDirect
Zeus Technology

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