Noted Industry Analyst Reviews OPNETís AppMapper Xpert
AppMapper Xpert is unique in its approach to application discovery and dependency mapping: it shares the instrumentation already in place as part of OPNET's comprehensive performance management suite, APM Xpert, and uses the resulting information to produce up-to-date models of the applications present in the infrastructure. Read more about AppMapper Xpert.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has released an Impact Brief discussing AppMapper Xpert.
There are several core trends in application service performance and optimization management initiatives that may seem conflicting and even irreconcilable. One is the need for dynamic currency and real-time insights into end-to-end application interdependencies with an eye to user and business impact. The other is the need to create more effective modeling to support application services through change management, lifecycle asset control, and relate physical (infrastructure/applications) interdependencies to logical (service level, operational owners, consumers, etc.) interdependencies. Modeling initiatives, many of which are centered in CMDB and Configuration Management Systems (CMSs) have so far largely been weighed down by boil-the-ocean objectives and unfriendly software, and so for the most part have been anything but real-time. In fact, some in IT have concluded that these two worlds are just that - two separate worlds that cannot and will not ever come together meaningfully.
However, this is changing, and in some respects, the changes are verging on dramatic. Modeling isn't going away, in fact just the opposite- as innovators are beginning to push the bar to explore what the credible expressions of a truly dynamic service management system might look like.
OPNET's early 2011 introduction of AppMapper Xpert is not only the most recent, but arguably the most complete system for bringing true application-ecosystem currency, with its many software and infrastructure interdependencies, into a broader service management context. This impact analysis provides an assessment of AppMapper Xpert in industry context.
Excerpts:“OPNET’s early 2011 introduction of AppMapper Xpert is not only the most recent, but arguably the most complete system for bringing true application-ecosystem currency, with its many software and infrastructure interdependencies, into a broader service management context.”
“OPNET’s capabilities in AppMapper Xpert … are indeed an impressive combination of practical, easily deployed options that deliver unique insights into real-time, application-to-application, and application-to-infrastructure interdependencies.”