DirectAsia.com Delivers Peak Website Performance With Compuware APM: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced that DirectAsia.com, a leading online insurance firm based in Singapore, is leveraging the Compuware APM platform — Gomez — to optimize its Website and applications for customers in Singapore and Hong Kong. With around 50,000 visits a month, DirectAsia.com recognizes the need to provide an optimal online experience for all its customers so that they are able to choose their desired insurance plans, obtain the appropriate quotes and complete their transactions quickly and efficiently with the click of a mouse. To ensure that customers have the best online experience, DirectAsia.com needed a solution that could provide 24/7 visibility into its Web site performance and availability. The solution also had to be able to provide in-depth details on Web page components and third-party content in order to proactively monitor and identify potential performance issues. Compuware Gomez, with its global performance yesting network and deep insight into object- and component-level data, was able to address the challenges faced by DirectAsia.com. With Compuware Gomez, DirectAsia.com’s eCommerce team is now able to test new features, applications and load, and minimize web performance implications whenever the website is revamped or during an intensive online marketing campaign. More at www.compuware.com.
Right Brain Networks Improves Compliance, Performance, ROI With Online Tech: Right Brain Networks, a Dexter-based application development and hosting company, now offers clients faster performance and more control over their hosting investment with the HIPAA and SSAE 16 compliant Michigan data centers of Ann Arbor-based Online Tech Inc. As a cloud-based solution provider, Right Brain Networks works with many of the large cloud computing companies. However, when applications demand a high level of performance and compliance, hosting with a cloud provider dedicated to maintaining a secure, multi-compliant environment makes better business sense, especially when hosting costs are reduced. Recently, Right Brain Networks moved one of their clients from Amazon EC2 to a colocated server at one of Online Tech’s high-availability data centers to improve performance. The client had created a Web-based cloud Software-as-a-Service application and hosted it on Amazon EC2. The application provides international trade intelligence, allowing companies to investigate every ocean shipment arriving in the United States. The client came to Online Tech because the Web application was too slow and unusable. With 40,000 new records being added daily, Right Brain Networks reevaluated the application and found it was not fully leveraging cloud computing and auto-scaling. So, Right Brain Networks redeveloped the application and moved it to their colocated server in one of Online Tech’s data centers. By hosting the application with Online Tech, the client saw performance improve 1,000 times and cut their monthly hosting costs in half. Online Tech offers Right Brain Networks secure, compliant scalable hosting solutions. The Midwest data centers are located in a region known for low risk of natural disaster, and have a long legacy of independent, annual audits starting with the AICPA’s SAS 70 Type II and SSAE 16 Type II (aka SOC 1) audits that report on financial controls. Subsequently, Online Tech invested in an independent SOC 2 Type II audit, designed by the AICPA to measure a data center’s controls around data privacy, integrity, security, availability, and confidentiality. Online Tech’s data centers are also independently HIPAA audited against all standards and citations of the HITECH act to protect patient data (ePHI), and PCI DSS audited to ensure the security of cardholder data. More at www.onlinetech.com.