Compuware Launches Updated and Rebranded APM Products

Compuware Corporation announced a new release of its integrated application performance management (APM) solution, the Compuware Gomez platform. This release introduces solutions designed to help companies optimize mobile and web application performance across the application delivery chain, from data centers, through the cloud, to the edge of the internet.

This is the second consecutive release Compuware has delivered for its entire integrated APM product set, and the first release in which all of the Compuware APM products have been rebranded under a single product brand, Gomez. This update includes new functionality in both Compuware's on-premises APM products (formerly called Vantage) and its software-as-a-service (SaaS) APM products.

The consolidation under one brand is significant because it reflects the current integrated product line and the company's strategy in general following the Compuware acquisition of Gomez about a year and a half ago, explains Claudia Dent, vice president of product management for Compuware's APM Business. While Compuware's Vantage product line provided application monitoring capabilities behind the firewall and looked at the tiers within a data center, the Gomez product line looked primarily at performance outside the firewall and across the internet. The rebranding, says Dent, underscores the fact that the company is delivering a complete and integrated APM product line.

The Gomez Spring 2011 Platform Release includes "a tremendous amount of new capabilities," says Dent. "When we do these platform releases, we update almost every aspect of our whole Gomez platform."

The latest release includes new innovations to measure end user experience so organizations can optimize mobile application performance, measure the business impact of web application performance and integrate with web performance technology from Google.

Gomez Mobile Real-User Monitoring enables organizations to understand the actual performance end users are experiencing when using native mobile applications or accessing websites from mobile devices, says Dent. Gomez Mobile Real-User Monitoring provides detailed performance analytics, and is designed to works for native mobile applications and browsers across any mobile device, operating system or carrier.

New integration with Google Page Speed enables organizations to leverage Google technology to automatically assess web performance against a set of rules, providing a specific score and recommendations for improvement. This allows organizations to optimize their web pages based on industry best practices. "Our customers want to improve the experience of their customers and the faster that page performs, the happier customers are. Every little millisecond or second you can get back is critical to how your website performs in a competitive scenario," says Dent.

Additional details are available about all the new enhancements included in the Gomez Spring 2011 Platform Release.