Maintaining and optimizing the performance and availability of SAP(TM) applications is critical for businesses, but until now, there has not been a performance management solution that crosses SAP application tiers. Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT) today announced the release of a new version of Foglight(R) for SAP NetWeaver to discover, diagnose and resolve problems in critical business SAP applications. It is the first management solution to proactively monitor and correlate availability and performance metrics across all tiers of the SAP application environment - from the end user to database. Foglight for SAP NetWeaver is the latest addition to Quest's award-winning Foglight portfolio of application monitoring and management products.
Foglight for SAP NetWeaver now enhances existing SAP application management by providing 24x7 unattended monitoring, reducing the redundancy of routine administrative tasks, and allowing administrators to drill down to the actual cause of performance problems - regardless of the application tier. Quest's product enhancements include a feature for monitoring exception conditions, which allows administrators to collect exception detail without sifting through large amounts of unrelated data. In addition, the product now stores application performance data for extended periods, allowing for capacity planning, trending and historical analysis.
"With the expense of post go-live maintenance and support representing up to 80 percent of current operational budgets and up to 40 percent of total life-cycle costs, companies must carefully manage their enterprise applications throughout their long-term life cycle in order to squeeze costs and maximize business benefits," said Derek Prior, research director, AMR. "The payback is clear: Greater automation of the underlying operations processes can typically translate to a reduction in overall labor cost or higher operations team efficiency."
Foglight for SAP NetWeaver reduces the total cost of ownership of SAP applications by reducing business risks through long-term performance and capacity planning. It helps organizations control costs by better prioritization of investments in SAP performance. In addition, the solution includes a tool for monitoring, correlating and reporting violations for any application as determined by the Service Level Agreement. With Foglight for SAP NetWeaver, administrators always know application availability and are alerted when SLAs are in violation.
"Maintaining and optimizing the performance and availability of SAP applications is critical because an under-performing application adversely affects revenues, cost containment and even customer service," said Hugh McEvoy, senior product manager, SAP Solutions, Quest Software. "Before Foglight for SAP NetWeaver, administrators had to laboriously monitor end-user response as well as the performance and availability of all components of the application. Now, using Foglight for SAP NetWeaver, the SAP team has a unified view of issues and outages across all application tiers - database, application server, web server and end user - and across all layers of the technology stack - servers, network and operating system. This makes it much easier to detect problems before they affect performance."
Pricing and Availability
Foglight for SAP NetWeaver is now available, with North American pricing starting at U.S. $10,000. Additional details are available at http://www.quest.com/foglight.
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and Windows infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps thousands of customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.
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