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Enterprise Strategy Group Research Bolsters Case for Employing Top-Down Services Modeling in Dynamic SOA Application Environments

New Report Details Shortfalls of Existing Application Management Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearApp, http://www.clearapp.com/, a provider of comprehensive application service management (ASM) for J2EE-based composite applications, today announced that new research from industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) advocates the adoption of application service modeling capabilities as the future of Application Management technology. The paper, entitled "What's Next in Application Management: Using Modeling to Optimize Composite Applications in Dynamic Environments" is available for download free from ClearApp's website. http://www.clearapp.com/misc/index.php?whitepaper

The report concludes that lack of business context is the biggest limitation inherent in today's major enterprise systems and applications management solutions. Analysts Bob Laliberte and Brian Babineau advocate there is a need to automate service discovery and dependency mapping to ensure that today's complex business services are viewed holistically within heterogeneous, n-tier application environments. In ESG's view, this gap between services and infrastructure will only become more acute as additional layers of abstraction are added by tomorrow's server virtualization and SOA middleware advances.

After presenting a short history of application management, ESG systematically examines the limitations of alternatives to application service modeling. From transaction tracing to business process management to configuration management databases (CMDBs), the report argues that all fail to deliver a complete, consolidated map of the service dependencies shared among complex composite applications, their code, and infrastructure components -- from top to bottom. Similar to how modeling has been successfully deployed in network management, it now should be leveraged in application management as well.

"This trend presents an opportunity to OEM technology, and ESG believes that ClearApp's modeling engine could be integrated with many of the existing application management solutions to provide service-to-infrastructure context with higher levels of automation," writes Bob Laliberte, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "ClearApp's ultimate value -- or at least the value of its products -- may be greater in the context of integrating with large systems management vendors' application management solutions and feeding dynamic, context-specific information to those same companies' CMDBs."

The ESG paper concludes that such a maturation of application management would provide clearer root cause analysis, swifter problem resolution, effortless change management, and improved service level management.

About ClearApp

ClearApp, Inc. is a provider of comprehensive application service management (ASM) for J2EE-based composite applications. Based on unique service modeling technology, ClearApp QuickVision helps customers quickly gain control of their application performance by providing instant, comprehensive visibility, automatic management configuration and application change detection. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ClearApp can be reached at (650) 967-1212 or at http://www.clearapp.com/.

ClearApp and QuickVision are registered trademarks of ClearApp, Inc. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Media Contact: Maria Krinsky Kickstart for ClearApp (415) 509-0498 or (512) 804-5419 [email protected]

ClearApp

CONTACT: Maria Krinsky of Kickstart, +1-415-509-0498, or
+1-512-804-5419, [email protected], for ClearApp

Web site: http://www.clearapp.com/

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