October 27, 2012
TMCnet's Enterprise Solutions Week in Review
By David Gitonga
TMCnet Contributing Writer
How do you optimize the management of value-based software projects, monitor all transactions in an infrastructure and calculate the cost of a DDoS attack? Well, you can’t get all of that in one solution, that’s for sure, but this week has been packed with new solutions that address these very needs facing businesses today. As businesses look to grow and offer customers better and more integrated experiences, they need to keep up with enterprise solutions that work and that deliver benefits.
This week, Santeon released its cloud-based agile practice self-assessment tool. The tool, which saw a successful trial in large enterprises, is designed to help agile teams implement optimized practices. The tool, Dr. Agile (News - Alert), is expected to help teams in organizations by highlight risks that may hinder the adoption of Agile practices and also advises on what needs to be improved to take “agility” to the next level.
BlueStripe Software was also on the scene this week with the release of their FactFinder v7. This software solution, which features the TransactionLink technology, trails transactions across application servers, databases, clouds and web tiers, thus providing an all-around picture of performance and availability bottlenecks. The software offers three specific capabilities: a transaction explorer with automatic bottleneck detection, transaction payload tracking and support for complex messaging middleware.
The CEO at BlueStripe, Chris Neal, summed it up beautifully by saying, “With FactFinder v7, IT Operations can follow any specific transactions across every technology tier. FactFinder’s automatic transaction tracking adapts to dynamic application changes in real-time, meaning that it’s always reliable and accurate.”
A really handy tool, especially for e-Commerce sites that seek to monitor their sale revenue, Prolexic unveiled the DDoS downtime cost calculator which seeks to help businesses look into the details of a DDoS attack variables on their site, and how this relates to the revenue. The tool uses hard numbers, not guesswork, to evaluate a DDoS risk which is unique to every business.
Armed with this information, businesses will then be able to make informed decisions and protect themselves.
The calculator includes a three-section questionnaire on technologies, experience and cost savings. It also provides tips, advice and clarifications to help evaluate any existing protection strategies while keeping everything private.
All businesses are looking to lower the total cost of ownership while optimizing their enterprise infrastructure. Panduit made available their Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) this week to address these concerns. In order to help manage risk while enhancing their brand’s reputation, the UPI from Panduit helps address these concerns through the alignment, convergence and optimization of critical enterprise systems to deliver an enterprise-wide level of stability and functionality.
Panduit has also made available the Unified Physical Infrastructure Approach white paper, which addresses the UPI approach of aligning, converging and optimizing physical infrastructure in data centers, factory automation systems and building systems.
What a full week of enterprise solutions that will hopefully deliver incredible benefits to organizations of all sizes.