Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Get SLV for your network infrastructure before you worry about APM

Application Performance Management (APM) is nothing new and continues to remain both a science and an art form. For large IT organizations ITIL provides a framework to align IT services to the needs of the business. Whether ITIL is a good fit for your organization, or you use more of an ITIL-Lite approach, most tools and processes focus on the applications and not the networks they rely on to deliver services. It's like worrying about the accuracy of your car's GPS system before you notice that you have a flat tire.

Uplogix addresses this gap with its service level verification (SLV) features. Since the Uplogix platform functions independently of the network and is directly connected to network infrastructure, it can assess network and server status more frequently and without degrading performance.

SLV monitors, measures and manages the performance of critical network services and applications from an end-user's perspective. This includes TCP/IP communications, web-based transactions and VoIP -- the "tires" that enable users to take advantage of the applications that drive business.

Even better, Uplogix SLV can be built into your processes with localized network automation, so before you worry about managing application performance, you already know your network is properly inflated and ready to roll.

For more information, check out the following:

Uplogix SLV Data Sheet