DETROIT — Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR) Wednesday introduced the industry’s first load testing solution that enables organizations to find and fix performance and scalability problems across the entire application delivery chain – from the First Mile to the Last Mile.

Compuware Gomez 360° Web Load Testing brings together two industry-leading testing solutions, Gomez Web Load Testing and dynaTrace Test Center Edition, into one integrated offering.

This new solution accelerates time-to-market by quickly identifying user experience performance problems and isolating the root cause — down to the line of code. This saves time and money by enabling collaboration across organizations throughout the application lifecycle and reducing testing iterations.

“Gartner is seeing continued challenges for organizations to accurately load test applications,” said Thomas Murphy, research director at Gartner. “Today’s Web applications have increased in complexity and dependency on third party content and services. Blind spots are increasing, yet business is pressuring IT to deliver faster which creates increased potential for very costly failures in production. The ability to have a complete view of performance enables the test and development team to work together in a more efficient way to drill down from user experience to where the issues are. This is driving a market need for enhancing traditional load-test solutions with server-side performance monitoring solutions.”

Business leaders want more application functionality faster. The application delivery chain has become more complex with content and Web services delivered to end users’ browsers from multiple sources. An average Web transaction includes components delivered from over eight hosts — many originating outside the data center such as content delivery networks, news feeds, ads, analytics, bill payment and e-commerce platforms.

Gomez 360° Web Load Testing is the only solution that combines high volume cloud-based load with geo-based realistic load from Gomez’s network of more than 150,000 Last Mile locations to find problems across the entire Web application delivery chain.

Gomez 360° Web Load Testing uses dynaTrace’s PurePath Technology for transaction-pure detail, complete with code-level context, for 100 percent of the transactions run during load testing. All sessions are recorded continuously for off-line analysis and team collaboration. This detail provides complete visibility into how applications behave under load and spots problems in an organization’s own and third-party code. The ability to work offline means that distributed teams can now work as one without confusion or delay. Third-party vendors can be easily integrated into the process without finger-pointing or guesswork. Everything goes faster, results are comprehensive and friction is gone.

“We created this solution because our customers see a growing need for it,” said Bruce Reading, senior vice president and general manager of Compuware’s APM business unit. “By combining Gomez Web Load Testing and dynaTrace Test Center Edition, into one offering for load testing Web, mobile and cloud applications, Compuware provides a unique solution to save our customers time and money.”

The Gomez platform is the industry’s leading solution for optimizing the performance of Web, non-Web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Driven by end-user experience, Gomez provides a unified view across the entire application delivery chain, from a user’s browser or mobile device, across the Internet or a corporate WAN, in the cloud, to inside the data center, eliminating blind spots from the First Mile to the Last Mile.

DynaTrace’s patented PurePath Technology provides the industry’s most accurate view into application behavior under load. Ultra-light and production-safe, PurePath captures timing and code level context for all transactions, end-to-end, from user click, across all tiers, to the database of record and back. With this exact, deep atomic level detail, PurePath allows for more accurate reporting, granular business transaction grouping, precise SLA management and the fastest path to root-cause on the market. Recently extended to include zero-configuration and auto-adaptive capabilities, PurePath accelerates time to value even in the most demanding application environments and reduces cost of ownership to a fraction of the cost of traditional APM systems.

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