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uptime software

April 11, 2011 09:03 ET

Application Monitoring: Smart vs. Dumb Monitoring

uptime software Introduces Three Steps for Improved Application Performance

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Cloud computing and virtualization are known for helping organizations of all sizes gain IT efficiency, but they also add layers of complexity that hurt application performance. Today, uptime software, Inc., a leader in IT system performance and availability software for midmarket and enterprise organizations, introduces its "Three Steps For Improved Application Performance," an application monitoring tutorial created from market and customer research to help businesses ensure the highest levels of application performance, even within the complex hybrid datacenter.

uptime software will hold a webinar on the topic, "Application Monitoring: Smart vs. Dumb," on Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. ET. Webinar registration is open to the public but limited to 150 attendees.

"If hardware and software are the backbone of a business IT infrastructure, the applications are its life-blood. Yet, most businesses endure slow applications or outages on a daily basis," said Alex Bewley, CTO of uptime software. "In many cases, adding to the problem is finger pointing across IT teams to assess blame rather than actionable problem resolution. To help avoid costly failures, IT business leaders need to get their teams (infrastructure, network, application, virtualization, etc.) working from the same page by using a common tool. This brings a more holistic view of application performance monitoring to all the teams involved, providing full coverage of the entire stack regardless of platform, device or environment in question."

The most common problems associated with application monitoring stem from a variety of issues including: disjointed IT groups without common interests regarding application monitoring, a lack of visibility across all systems and platforms, end-users reporting under-performing applications before a monitoring tool alerts IT, and complex environments making it difficult to isolate problems quickly and efficiently. The steps below were created to help IT professionals insert a layer of smart monitoring to achieve better application intelligence.

uptime software's "Three Steps For Improved Application Performance"

  • Increase Visibility. Implement a "smart monitoring" solution that deploys fast and delivers deep visibility across your entire application and infrastructure stack -- including virtual, cloud and on-premise environments.
  • Articulate the Relationship. Be sure to clearly define what systems are directly impacted by application performance and availability. End-users think of applications as a "working, slow or out" and don't care about the underlying infrastructure. It is imperative for IT to understand how a poorly performing application will affect each layer of infrastructure in order to quickly troubleshoot and avoid a possible outage.
  • Report, Discuss, Design. Reporting and communication are key facilitators to ensuring application performance success. IT managers need to align expectations with both application owners and users, while identifying areas in need of additional budget or resources. Be prepared to approach each entity for discussion with hard numbers and data. Smart operational redesign, based on reporting will become easier when based on real facts, as opposed to knee-jerk reaction. Eliminate single points of failure and gather the necessary resources to ensure reporting are done on the metrics that business owners actually care about!

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An award-winning product providing organizations of all sizes with smart application monitoring, up.time by uptime software, enables better performance and availability of infrastructure, applications and services across physical, virtual and cloud platforms. Proven with more than 850 customers in 32 countries, up.time offers the depth that large, heterogeneous infrastructures require, yet is easy and affordable enough for mid-enterprise companies. up.time provides deep-dive virtual and physical server monitoring software for Windows Server Monitoring, VMware Monitoring (ESX hosts & guests, including vSphere and ESX 4), IBM AIX monitoring (LPARs & Entitlements), Solaris monitoring (Containers), and more.

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About uptime software
uptime software inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 2001 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With over 850 clients in 32 countries, uptime is a premier provider of systems management software for virtual server monitoring and physical server monitoring, capacity planning, and service and application monitoring. Visit us online at

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Nick Johnson
    uptime software
    (416) 594-4605
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    Scott Lechner
    PR for uptime software
    (650) 340-1987
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