RTP, N.C. – June 15, 2009 – BlueStripe Software, the only provider to APM 2.0 solutions for today’s dynamic IT infrastructures, today announced that its FactFinder application management product is helping Columbus-based State Auto Insurance Company manage critical applications and ensure successful application roll-outs. The companies will co-present their work on preparing and managing mission-critical business applications to run in VMware data center environments at the Central Ohio Area VMware User Group (VMUG) on June 16 at 9 a.m. local time.
“Virtualizing critical business applications presents both the biggest benefits and the greatest challenges that IT departments face today,” said BlueStripe Vice President of Engineering Shane O’Donnell. “By presenting together at the Central Ohio VMUG, VMware users can better understand the overarching application complexities of their physical and virtual server environments, can gain insight on service-level application performance measurement, and can learn about new approaches to solving their application management issues.”
VMUG attendees will get a special first look at a BlueStripe-State Auto case study in the form of an in-person presentation by State Auto’s Thom Hall. BlueStripe’s Shane O’Donnell will address use cases, “The VI Blame-Game” and “Application Problem Resolution,” followed by a demonstration of Application Service Management (ASM) practices and applications. State Auto and BlueStripe will conclude with an open discussion and Q&A.
BlueStripe’s FactFinder employs a unique service-level driven approach to application triage, enabling users to follow the service level hop-by-hop across application tiers, identify the offending server, and drill down through each layer in the server stack to isolate the performance issue. It automatically creates a map of the entire application structure highlighting process-level dependencies of the application end-to-end, captures detailed performance metrics to measure the application’s health and performance, and provides quick triage capabilities when problems arise.
FactFinder provides those responsible for managing business-critical applications with the tools to measure application health and performance and the ability to triage applications, during platform changes, new application roll-outs, and to manage and support production applications.
BlueStripe Software provides the only Application Performance Management solution that gives IT Organizations the visibility into exactly what IT components make up important business applications, where the application transactions go in those systems, exactly where transactions are spending time and why. BlueStripe’s flagship application management product, FactFinder, provides 24x7 application monitoring and problem management for important production applications across any application architecture, across any server platform: physical, virtual or cloud.
Based in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area of N.C., BlueStripe is led by an executive team that has built some of the industry’s leading enterprise application management companies, including Wily Technology, Computer Associates, Cisco and IBM/Tivoli. For additional information, please visit http://bluestripe.com.
The State Auto Insurance Companies, headquartered in Columbus, are engaged primarily in writing personal and business insurance products exclusively through approximately 3,400 independent insurance agencies in 33 states. Founded in 1921, The State Auto Insurance Companies include State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, which is one of only 13 companies to be rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company every year since 1954. Additional information can be found online at StateAuto.com.