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Compuware Launches the Industry's First Global Partner-driven Cloud Community, CloudSleuth
CloudsleuthVisitors Empowered to Analyze Cloud Service Performance Using Global, Real-time Measurements
On November 1, 2010 Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, officially launched CloudSleuth. CloudSleuth is the industry's only partner-driven cloud community specifically built to spotlight the performance of the cloud's "federated infrastructure."
Partners are the backbone of the CloudSleuth community and play an integral role in collaboration and thought leadership on the site. Additionally, CloudSleuth gives partners the opportunity to provide third-party verification of the reliability of their services. Initial CloudSleuth partners include: OpSource, CDNetworks, GoGrid, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and Teklinks.
CloudSleuth is a free community for both cloud service providers and consumers who are considering, building or managing cloud applications. In addition to cloud computing resources and information, CloudSleuth provides real-time insight into the performance and availability of cloud-based applications using measurements from around the world. Compuware officially launched CloudSleuth today at the ` (booth# 309).
"Being a CloudSleuth partner is an important part of our commitment to providing unmatched cloud performance," said John Rowell, CTO and co-founder, OpSource. "We look forward to sharing best practices with CloudSleuth members as a part of this rich, growing community."
"Our commitment to cloud-based network performance and superior customer support set us apart from all other CDNs," said Jeff Kim, Vice President of Product Management at CDNetworks. "We see the CloudSleuth community as an important forum for bringing together providers and consumers for a constructive exchange of ideas. We are happy to be one of the founding CloudSleuth partners and look forward to being an active part of the community."
"As a pioneer company that has played a major role in the creation of Japan's Internet industry, we understand the importance of cloud performance monitoring and are excited to be a CloudSleuth partner," said Kokichi Matsumoto, Executive Officer and Director of Marketing at IIJ. "The Internet has become an indispensible infrastructure and cloud computing only adds to that complexity. CloudSleuth will help us stand strong on our commitment to ensure high quality services to our customers as well as give us the opportunity drive thought leadership and contribute to the CloudSleuth community."
Cloud Computing Advantages-and Challenges
Cloud applications can significantly reduce infrastructure costs and time-to-deployment. They are built using third-party components and services outside of the organizational boundaries of any one company or organization. These "borderless applications" are essentially Web-based supply chains; the effective delivery of a single Web application often relies on services supplied by multiple hosts (research indicates close to 10 hosts on average), many of which may be outside the direct control of the application's owner.
Effective quality of service (QoS) management requires visibility across the entire application delivery chain, including third-party providers. The CloudSleuth community brings together these service providers, encouraging the free exchange of information and best practices to solve common problems.
"CloudSleuth is a timely offering that will help boost market awareness of public cloud QoS issues," wrote Laurent Lachal, Research Director at Ovum, an independent research firm, in the research report titled: "Compuware Boosts Cloud Performance Visibility." "This [CloudSleuth] is timely because enterprises are becoming increasingly hungry for actual data about the quality of service that public clouds offer."
CloudSleuth was created because Compuware saw a need in the marketplace-and received tremendous interest from customers and partners-for an independent, authoritative source for cloud performance and availability data. Customers and partners also sought a community that encourages the free exchange of information to learn about cloud offerings and to solve common problems around cloud performance.
"CloudSleuth establishes Compuware as the market's leading cloud performance thought leader," said Mark Hillman, Vice President of Strategy and Product Line Management at Compuware Corporation. "With our unique position in the industry providing outside-in visibility across the entire enterprise-Internet application delivery chain, it makes sense for us to start a community like CloudSleuth. We look forward to an open exchange of ideas, information and resources that will benefit the market."
CloudSleuth Applications Help Organizations Build and Manage Cloud Apps
In addition to blogs, forums and resources provided by CloudSleuth partners, the site features a number of applications to help enterprises build and manage cloud applications. Two applications are currently available:
* Global Provider View continuously monitors a sample application running in each of the major cloud service providers. It allows users to see first-hand, in real-time, how well the sample application performs over time from the perspective of end users around the globe. Global Provider View leverages the Gomez network, including both backbone nodes and Last Mile peer collection points around the world.
* Cloud Performance Analyzer is a new application that provides users the ability to explore the impact of Cloud services on Web application response times. Cloud Performance Analyzer continuously monitors a sample e-commerce web application built with commercial third party services. It allows users to see first-hand, in real-time, how third party services impact application performance from the perspective of end users around the globe. Cloud Performance Analyzer leverages the Gomez network, including both backbone nodes and Last Mile peer collection points around the world.
To learn more about CloudSleuth, visit: www.cloudsleuth.net.
North American and European Businesses Lose Millions of Revenue Dollars Yearly Due to Poor Cloud Performance
Survey Shows Poor Performance of Cloud Applications Delays Cloud Adoption
DETROIT--March 1, 2011--Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced the findings of a cloud performance survey conducted by Vanson Bourne. The survey of 677 businesses in North America and Europe examined the impact application performance has on cloud application strategy and deployments. Download the survey whitepaper here: http://bit.ly/etPRlv.
The survey reveals that the majority of organizations in both regions are greatly aware that poor performance of cloud applications has a direct impact on revenue. The survey shows that businesses in North America are losing on average almost $1 million per year because of the poor performance of their cloud-based applications. In Europe, the figure is more than $0.75 million. The survey also reveals that organizations are delaying their cloud deployments because of performance concerns and believe that service level agreements (SLAs) for cloud applications should be based on actual end-user experience and not just on service provider availability metrics.
Other key survey findings include:
• 58 percent of organizations in North America and 57 percent of organizations in Europe are slowing or hesitating on their adoption of cloud-based applications because of performance concerns.
• 94 percent of organizations in North America and 84 percent of organizations in Europe believe that SLAs for cloud applications have to be based on the actual end-user experience, not just service provider availability metrics.
“These survey results highlight the growing awareness that the ability of IT organizations to guarantee the performance of cloud applications is severely restricted, and more rigorous SLAs are required for issues such as internet connection and performance, end-user experience and other factors,” said Richard Stone, Cloud Computing Solutions Manager at Compuware Corporation. “The ability to monitor and measure these new, business-oriented SLAs will be a critical necessity. Performance in the cloud requires an integrated application performance management solution that provides application owners with a single, end-to-end view of the entire delivery chain.”
Download the survey whitepaper here: http://bit.ly/etPRlv.
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