SOURCE: Windward Consulting Group

January 29, 2008 08:43 ET

Windward EVP Continues Review of Application Performance Management Solutions in Information Week

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Windward, the premier operational management consulting and systems engineering firm, today announced the publication of several recent reviews of application performance management (APM) solutions by Michael Biddick, EVP of solutions. In Windward's Real-Worlds Lab, Mr. Biddick has completed tests and published reviews of three solutions: BMC Proactivenet (found in January 21, 2008 issue of InformationWeek), Quest Foglight (December 3, 2007), and Nimsoft Nimbus (October 29, 2007).

These articles are part of the InformationWeek APM Rolling Review of leading software solutions and follows up on previous reviews of products from Indicative, NetQOS, NetIQ and Compuware. Tests in the Real-Worlds Lab will wrap up this current round of APM reviews with an upcoming article on Symantec i3.

The review of these APM solutions focuses on the breadth of support for enterprise applications, how well the products detect and report on performance problems, how well the architecture supports distributed application performance monitoring, and whether the software supports a tiered architecture with native high availability and failover capabilities. The tests also explore how seamlessly the software integrates with other IT operations tools.

The BMC Proactivenet review may be viewed at

The Quest Foglight review may be viewed at

The Nimsoft Nimbus review may be viewed at

About Windward

Founded in 1997, Windward provides strategic management consulting and systems integration services to organizations that rely on their network and systems infrastructure as a key business asset. Windward takes a fresh look at organizational objectives and develops a strategy on which to build dynamic solutions that continually increase clients' return on investment, increase efficiencies and overall reliability, as well as reduce operational costs. Windward works with a diversified, global customer base consisting of Fortune 500 companies, service providers, and government agencies. For more information on Windward, please visit or email

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