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Top Analyst Firm Touts Benefits of New Compuware APM for Mainframe

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Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit

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DETROIT — Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced Thursday that analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates has published a report that praises the many benefits of Compuware APM for Mainframe, which provides end-to-end visibility across the entire application delivery chain.

The solution combines Compuware APM’s patented PurePath Technology with mainframe application performance measurement and analysis software Strobe, enabling enterprises to resolve performance problems faster, reduce MIPS costs, postpone hardware upgrades and accelerate time-to-market for new applications.

In the report, titled, “Compuware APM for Mainframe: Application Performance Management to Connect Distributed and Mainframe Environments,” Ptak Noel describes an all-too familiar situation within many IT organizations. Distributed and mainframe teams in large data centers have little contact or connection with each other, even though their respective technologies are increasingly interconnected, driven primarily by customers accessing the mainframe via their mobile devices. When an application issue arises, the teams often gather in a “War Room” meeting to determine which infrastructure is experiencing the problem, resulting in hours and sometimes days of finger pointing until the issue is resolved.

Ptak Noel states in the report: “Compuware APM for Mainframe can revolutionize the way that organizations handle problems. They now have a common tool all can use to determine the source of the problem. One bank said that a typical problem might take 40 person hours in the War Room to get a solution. Using the new Compuware products, the time was reduced to 15 minutes.”

Ptak Noel went on to highlight other key benefits of Compuware APM for Mainframe, including its ability to provide clear visibility into how distributed applications are impacting mainframe performance and vice versa. According to the firm, Compuware APM for Mainframe is a “valuable cost reduction tool” because it provides developers the intel they need to tweak or redesign applications to optimize performance and reduce CPU costs.

“Ptak Noel’s report is further evidence that our APM for Mainframe product truly does solve the cost and efficiency challenges IT organizations are experiencing today, as the application delivery chain becomes increasingly more complex,” said Kris Manery, senior vice president and general manager of the mainframe solutions business unit at Compuware. “No other product on the market today provides this level of real-time visibility across all distributed tiers and into the depths of the mainframe. This new generation of APM is fundamentally changing how distributed and mainframe teams interact and work together to solve performance problems and evaluate, tweak and redesign applications to improve performance and reduce costs.”

More at www.compuware.com.

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