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Primeur weekly 2011-08-08

Desktop Grids

Renderfarm.fi wins World Summit Award

CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre

The Cloud

CA Technologies to acquire Watchmouse B.V.

HP launches global authentication service to fight counterfeit drugs

IBM and Security First Corp. to develop integrated security technology

Intel Labs invests $30 million in the future of Cloud and embedded computing with the opening of latest Intel Science and Technology Centers

Research and Markets to issue 'Cloud Computing - Key Enabler of Smart Grid'

EuroFlash

The International Fusion Energy Research Center selects DataDirect Networks to accelerate development of safe, limitless, and clean energy

Gauss Centre to issue Call for Large-Scale Projects

Discovery of a new magnetic order

Delft success on two-quantum bit detection in Science

Hinditron partners with Bright Computing to deliver world-class HPC solutions in India

Research and Markets to issue 'Data Mining in Grid Computing Environments' - a groundbreaking study

USFlash

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientific Director appointed to National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Evolutionary computation offers flexibility and insight

AMD teams with NYSERDA, HP, and Clarkson University for sustainable data centre energy research

HP introduces special financing programmes for clients with growing storage needs

Georgia Tech proposes Internet consumer nutrition label

NNSA's Cielo supercomputer commences high-resolution 3D weapon simulations

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs used by J.P. Morgan run risk calculations in minutes, not hours

Physicists show that quantum ignorance is hard to expose

Web search is ready for a shake-up, according to University of Washington computer scientist

AMD opens the Throttle on APU performance with updated OpenCL software development kit

Light unlocks fragrance in laboratory

CA Technologies to acquire Watchmouse B.V.

29 Jul 2011 Islandia - CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Watchmouse B.V., an innovator in SaaS-based monitoring for Cloud, mobile and traditional Web applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. WatchMouse solutions utilize a globally-distributed infrastructure of more than 60 monitoring stations in more than 40 countries. WatchMouse replicates real-user transactions from these locations to provide rich, up-to-the-minute insight into application performance and availability.

With WatchMouse technology, customers of both CA Technologies Service Assurance and Nimsoft will gain the ability to:

  • Pro-actively manage the end-user experience around the world;
  • Quickly identify and resolve application performance issues; and,
  • Keep Cloud vendors accountable for their service level agreements (SLAs).

Delivered as a SaaS model, WatchMouse solutions provide these high-value capabilities in an easy-to-use format that doesn't require customers to install or manage software. WatchMouse is a 100 percent subscription-based service requiring no upfront payment and no long-term commitments. It also enables customers to get up and running quickly.

"As companies extend more applications to their customers through the Web and smartphones, the performance of those applications is having a greater impact on revenue, customer loyalty and brand value", stated David Dobson, executive vice president, CA Technologies. "By adding WatchMouse to our industry-leading portfolio of solutions for managing and monitoring IT, we are enabling these companies to better safeguard the performance of these customer-facing applications - so they can better safeguard the performance of their business."

WatchMouse will bolster CA Technologies CA Application Performance Management (APM) solution, giving large enterprise customers comprehensive and flexible options to manage their applications within a single solution set. WatchMouse will augment the Nimsoft IT Management-as-a-Service strategy by enabling customers to quickly and easily monitor response times for different types of business services - from the Cloud to the data centre.

Trusted by more than 1,500 customers worldwide, CA Technologies APM solution provides 24/7 monitoring of real end-user transactions in physical, virtual, Cloud and mainframe environments. The solution enables customers to pro-actively identify, prioritize and resolve performance problems before they adversely affect end-user productivity and highly-critical, revenue-generating applications.

The WatchMouse solution will be sold as an add-on capability to the full-featured CA APM solution. Existing CA APM customers can further extend the value of the solution and gain even deeper visibility into end-to-end transaction performance, regardless of where their applications are running - in the data centre, outside the firewall, in the Cloud or from a MSP. For customer applications that do not require a comprehensive APM solution, WatchMouse provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to understand the health, availability and end-user experience.

Nimsoft provides integrated IT management solutions for more than 1,000 enterprise and service provider customers globally. The company's Nimsoft Unified Manager is an industry-leading solution that helps organisations easily monitor and manage IT services in increasingly complex business environments - delivered as a SaaS solution or enabled on premises. Nimsoft products integrate with existing solutions at any point from the data centre to the Cloud and are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The WatchMouse solution will be sold as a standalone capability to Nimsoft Monitor, giving customers a flexible and cost-effective way to monitor cloud and traditional applications from outside the firewall. With the addition of WatchMouse, customers will have the ability to monitor and validate that their

Internet-facing applications are performing at optimal levels for users around the world. WatchMouse also extends Nimsoft Monitor by providing deeper dive, root cause analysis for optimizing slow-performing Web sites.
Source: CA Technologies

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-08-08

Desktop Grids

Renderfarm.fi wins World Summit Award

CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre

The Cloud

CA Technologies to acquire Watchmouse B.V.

HP launches global authentication service to fight counterfeit drugs

IBM and Security First Corp. to develop integrated security technology

Intel Labs invests $30 million in the future of Cloud and embedded computing with the opening of latest Intel Science and Technology Centers

Research and Markets to issue 'Cloud Computing - Key Enabler of Smart Grid'

EuroFlash

The International Fusion Energy Research Center selects DataDirect Networks to accelerate development of safe, limitless, and clean energy

Gauss Centre to issue Call for Large-Scale Projects

Discovery of a new magnetic order

Delft success on two-quantum bit detection in Science

Hinditron partners with Bright Computing to deliver world-class HPC solutions in India

Research and Markets to issue 'Data Mining in Grid Computing Environments' - a groundbreaking study

USFlash

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientific Director appointed to National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Evolutionary computation offers flexibility and insight

AMD teams with NYSERDA, HP, and Clarkson University for sustainable data centre energy research

HP introduces special financing programmes for clients with growing storage needs

Georgia Tech proposes Internet consumer nutrition label

NNSA's Cielo supercomputer commences high-resolution 3D weapon simulations

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs used by J.P. Morgan run risk calculations in minutes, not hours

Physicists show that quantum ignorance is hard to expose

Web search is ready for a shake-up, according to University of Washington computer scientist

AMD opens the Throttle on APU performance with updated OpenCL software development kit

Light unlocks fragrance in laboratory