Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR) and Milpitas, Calif.-based Gigamon, a  provider of intelligent data access networking, announced a strategic partnership to help IT organizations ease network data access and improve application performance.

The combination of Compuware Vantage and Gigamon GigaVue technology will help IT organizations optimize network service quality while empowering them to improve network and application performance issue diagnosis and reporting.

“This combined solution will greatly enhance the ability to proactively manage the performance of applications,” said Kevin Jablonski, vice president of marketing and business development at Gigamon. “With the amount of data cycling through an organization’s networked infrastructure and application performance expectations heightened, the pressure put upon IT assets and the team that manages them is paramount. We are very happy to be partnering with a market leader like Compuware to provide a joint solution that will help these teams across the world.”

Gigamon’s GigaVue platform will aggregate all the data points of interest, filter the network traffic and deliver the “wanted” traffic to Compuware Vantage. With the data streamlined for analysis, IT operations, network engineers and security teams will have indisputable evidence to proactively diagnose the health of networks without the need of configuration or change management.

“IT organizations are striving to improve the performance of their enterprise and Internet applications,” said Kimberly King, Compuware vice president of channels and alliances. “The Compuware and Gigamon partnership will help IT organizations simplify data collection and manage data traffic flows. This combination will enable customers to rapidly access critical information on application performance from the end user’s perspective. We are excited to partner with Gigamon and provide our joint customers with the most advanced technology to productively and successfully deliver applications.”

Compuware delivers the market’s only application performance management solution — Gomez and Vantage — that provides broad visibility and deep-dive resolution across the entire application delivery chain, spanning both the enterprise and the Internet. These unrivaled capabilities make Compuware the global standard for optimizing application performance.

Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world’s most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. More at

Gigamon pioneered technology for multi-tool environments to address new demands for reporting and analyzing organizational data. Now in its third generation with global deployments in more than 40 countries and 90 percent market share for intelligent data access, Gigamon’s GigaVue platform is the only proven, fully integrated, total system for all data access needs. More at


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