SOURCE: PremiTech

October 17, 2005 09:56 ET

PremiTech Partners With VMware to Provide Virtual Infrastructure Performance Monitoring

Performance Guard 4.1 Enables IT to Optimize VMware Application Performance With Rapid Problem Identification and Resolution

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- PremiTech today announced that its proven software for managing end-user quality of IT service, Performance Guard, is now available for the rapidly growing number of companies that utilize VMware to consolidate servers and reduce expenses. Performance Guard 4.1 offers support for applications virtualized on VMware servers, as well as enhanced usability and notification features. As a member of the VMware Software Alliance Program, PremiTech will enable customers to enhance the performance and availability of VMware applications and ensure they receive the most value from their VMware implementations.

Performance Guard is utilized by more than 200 global companies including an impressive array of Fortune 1000 companies, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Maersk Sealand, General Electric, Verizon Wireless, State Street Bank and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The product is supported and distributed by leading VMware partners, such as Bell Business Solutions, IBM Global Services, RapidApp, DynTek, Vector-MTM, EXENET and IPM.

"Performance Guard has the invaluable ability to monitor mission-critical application performance from a client's perspective," said Ron Oglesby, director of technical architecture for RapidApp. "We are very excited to offer this ability to our VMware customers to help them analyze their environment both before and after their migration to a VMware platform."

With Performance Guard, IT organizations are able to monitor end-user performance and network latency within Desktop, Citrix or VMware environments to obtain consistent, accurate measurement of application performance in real time. The new release makes it even easier for IT staff to proactively ensure optimal service delivery for their business users while reducing operational costs through early resolution of problems.

New features of Performance Guard 4.1 include:

--  VMware virtual infrastructure support: Performance Guard centrally
    monitors performance of an enterprise's virtual machines, performing
    baseline measurements and pre- and post-migration metrics for the VMware
    virtual infrastructure.
--  Improved network analysis: Performance Guard monitors the entire
    network to pinpoint and document the exact cause of poor response times and
    broken sessions.
--  Improved distribution of scheduled reporting: Performance alarms and
    reports can be sent automatically to appropriate personnel inside and
    outside of IT.
--  Enhanced alarms and auto-baselining: Performance Guard intuitively
    configures itself to recognize baseline performance and notify IT at any
    point when the system deviates from normal conditions.
--  Strengthened correlation engine: Performance Guard now maintains
    server metrics for an extended period of time, providing the ability to
    correlate application and system performance for improved root cause
"There is a growing requirement among enterprises to baseline virtualized application performance based on actual business-user experience," said Henrik Rosendahl, executive vice president of PremiTech. "This is truly best practice for companies seeking to understand the quantitative impact of virtualizing their business-critical applications. Performance Guard enables our customers to attain direct visibility of end-user performance for the full breadth of VMware's virtualized infrastructure."

About Performance Guard

Performance Guard is an off-the-shelf, standard solution that provides the ability to monitor end-user quality of IT service in Desktop, Citrix and VMware environments. It delivers consistent, accurate measurement of application performance from the end-user perspective in real time. This data is essential for the rapidly growing number of companies using access infrastructure solutions from Citrix to measure mission-critical application performance, identify performance bottlenecks and resolve issues. Using one centralized server with Performance Guard, companies are able to improve system performance, increase user productivity, reduce expenses in infrastructure and help-desk resources, and ensure compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLA).

About PremiTech

PremiTech is a leading consultancy and software company specialized in IT system performance auditing and optimization. PremiTech's Performance Guard™ solution is installed at more than 2,000 locations in more than 100 countries and is the only solution of its kind to deliver real-time data on IT system performance from the end-users' perspective. This actual performance information allows an organization's help-desk and IT department to provide proactive service before problems occur, and to quickly determine the root cause of a problem when it does occur. PremiTech is recognized by Douglas Brown as a DABCC Platinum Partner for its ability to solve customers' problems and achieve the highest standards of excellence. For more information, please visit, e-mail Henrik Rosendahl at or call (973) 490-8571.

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