ORLANDO, Fla - BEA eWORLD 2003 CONFERENCE - March 3, 2003-Intersperse,
Inc., an enterprise software company that provides real-time management
for the integrated enterprise, today announced the release of Intersperse
Management Framework Enterprise Edition 2.0 aimed at monitoring Java Management
Extensions (JMX) compliant platforms. The Intersperse Management Framework
provides a distributed management solution for vendor-independent visibility
into software components across all application, integration and process
servers supporting JMX.
With the Intersperse Management Framework, IT integration teams can discover,
map, monitor, analyze and control all mission critical software components
and services in both operational and business contexts across multiple
vendors. The Intersperse Framework leverages JMX, a universal, open technology
for management and monitoring devices, applications and service-driven
networks. Gartner estimates that by 2005, Java Management Extensions (JMX)
will be the de-facto standard for managing J2EE application server platforms,
according to Cameron Haight, Research Director at Gartner. The Intersperse
Framework can be deployed for the JMX-based BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 and
BEA WebLogic Integration. By using the auto-instrumentation capability,
the Intersperse Framework can also be extended to manage homegrown J2EE
components as well as legacy and packaged applications.
"BEA's customers increasingly rely on BEA WebLogic Server and BEA
WebLogic Integration to build their enterprise infrastructure, creating
the need for advanced management capabilities such as those offered by
the Intersperse Management Framework," said Scott Edgington, Vice
President and General Manager, Global Software Partners, BEA Systems.
"Intersperse's support of JMX offers our WebLogic customers the assurance
that they can monitor and manage their BEA components, and the business
processes they support."
As the number of software components and services put in production grows,
so does the lack of visibility into an organization's IT infrastructure.
The resulting IT operational complexity is increasingly unmanageable,
causing frequent business outages for an enterprise's customers and partners.
"While many vendors offer some degree of visibility into their own
applications, the view often stops at the edge of the application or component,
providing only a limited snapshot of one piece of the application infrastructure
puzzle," said Haight. "For companies to maximize the performance
and availability of their IT environment, they need a holistic view of
the relationships, attributes and status of the applications and components
that cooperate in the delivery of critical business services."
The Intersperse Framework's advanced capabilities to discover or custom-define
the status of components as well as the relationships and processes among
them, enables users to create business relevant custom views of the managed
environment. The Intersperse Framework also includes sophisticated aggregation
capabilities to extract persistent business metrics from run-time operational
metrics. By viewing and analyzing both the physical and logical relationships
among components within a single framework, companies can manage the IT
operational performance to improve overall operational availability while
meeting service level agreements with lines of business.
"Fast changing business requirements demand that IT integration
teams provide optimal performance and uptime for integrated applications
that drive the business. But without clear visibility into the real-time
status and performance of the entire system, it is impossible to achieve
these goals," said Dan Udoutch, Intersperse President and CEO. "Today's
enterprise has a variety of disparate platforms including application,
integration and process servers. Intersperse offers broad visibility and
management of software components across multiple vendor environments,
thereby enabling enterprises to accurately evaluate and maximize IT performance
to meet business service levels."
Visibility and Control
Intersperse's Management Framework Enterprise Edition 2.0 includes the
following key features: * Intersperse Connectors enable the Intersperse
Framework to capture information from the specific environment under management
across multiple vendor platforms. Connectors are currently available for
the BEA WebLogic Server 6.x, 7.0 and BEA WebLogic Integration.
* Intersperse Visibility Ladder creates a business-relevant, contextual
map of a user's unique environment. Additional context is derived via
discovery and display of attributes and status, object inter-relationships
and business processes.
* Intersperse Console is the control panel through which every user creates
and uses custom views of the environment to monitor relevant events through
alerts, statistic collection, charting dashboards and event displays.
* Intersperse Analytical Engine provides analysis of the events and data
streams using tools like root cause analysis, rules, thresholds and correlations
to drive appropriate action for controlling the managed objects.
The Intersperse Management Framework Enterprise Edition 2.0 is available
immediately. For more information, please visit http://www.intersperse.com
or phone 626-535-2000.
About Intersperse, Inc.
Intersperse is an enterprise software company that provides a distributed
management solution for software components and services across application,
integration and process servers. The Intersperse Management Framework
enables IT integration teams to gain vendor-independent visibility and
control of their integrated application environments-resulting in reduced
operational risk and increased service levels to business. Our solutions
are deployed at Fortune 500 customers within financial services, high-tech
manufacturing, telecommunications and retail. Intersperse is headquartered
in Pasadena, CA. For more information, please visit www.intersperse.com.