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SL Corporation’s RTView® Provides Application Performance Context for VMware® vSphere® Monitoring

SL Corporation®, a leading provider of application and service-level system monitoring solutions, today announced that their flagship product, RTView® Enterprise Monitor, enables users to view infrastructure metrics for PAAS services and resources in the context of application performance metrics via a new adapter for VMware® vSphere® data. RTView also archives these metrics, maintaining a long-term history for trend analysis and alerting.

“VMware has become ‘every-ware,’ making it much easier for an application-centric monitoring product like RTView Enterprise Monitor to provide a complete picture of application health state,” said Tom Lubinski, CEO of SL Corporation. “Performance information associated with infrastructure is now commoditized, streamlining the integration of virtual machine metrics with higher-level component data, and revolutionizing the model with which complex business applications are deployed and managed.”

The new RTView Enterprise Monitor adapter enables users to collect CPU, memory, disk and network data for hosts and virtual machines from VMware vCenter and ESXi servers in real-time. RTView combines these metrics with application performance data obtained from application servers, enterprise message buses and other middleware components to create holistic, single-pane-of-glass views of the entire application environment. This concise visualization provides immediate insight into the level of criticality of a problem, and drill-down support to quickly determine cause and guide resolution.

Since vCenter provides built-in performance metrics, there is no longer a need to painfully install and manage monitoring agents on every machine that hosts application components. Instead, RTView simply connects to vCenter and can readily incorporate data from multiple data centers and thousands of virtual machines. On top of this, RTView provides an automated, data-driven application dependency model that intuitively visualizes the relationship among applications and their underlying infrastructure and middleware components in order to highlight the business impact and criticality of any problems or performance issues.

An integral part of the system, the included RTView Historian, can be configured to store vSphere metrics in an arbitrary SQL database for capacity planning and historic trend analysis. Trends can also be used to refine alert thresholds. RTView alerts can be integrated with alerts from third-party sources through RTView’s alert management system to help users quickly filter alerts and identify the source of true performance problems.

The lightweight, flexible nature of RTView Enterprise Monitor is also of particular use in complex environments where the monitoring of both cloud-based and on-premise components is required.

About SL Corporation

Over the past 25 years, SL Corporation has become the most knowledgeable and responsive provider of holistic monitoring, analytics, and visibility solutions. SL’s flagship product, RTView, addresses a broad spectrum of enterprise visibility challenges spanning application performance monitoring (APM), business service management (BSM), business activity monitoring (BAM), and component-level infrastructure monitoring. RTView has also become the de facto standard for enhancing visibility into TIBCO middleware, Oracle Coherence in-memory data grids, and complex distributed applications. SL’s exclusive focus on real-time visibility solutions, commitment to customer success, and partner-centric culture are why thousands of industry leaders have chosen to work with SL to support their most critical applications and businesses. SL Corporation can be reached at +1 415-927-8400 or on the web at www.sl.com.

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