Application Performance Appliance (APA) Second Generation Application Performance Analyzer
The Application Performance Appliance integrates with Visual Performance Manager to provide actionable visibility for measuring, monitoring and troubleshooting application performance even within the difficult multi-tiered server environment. Users can monitor all IP, TCP and UDP applications as well as user-defined custom multi-tiered applications including complex SOA solutions.
The appliance is unique in the industry with the custom-build data acquisition card that has 1, 2, and 4 port versions, which reduce the amount of required hardware, but also does filtering and de-duplication within the NIC so valuable system resources focus on analyzing the key information instead of determining what information is useful. The solution enables detailed visibility for monitoring and forensic troubleshooting by storing every transaction instead of the common practice of averaging or taking the top N users or applications.
With the Application Performance Appliance, users can:
- Quantify application performance from the users’ perspective
- Assign problem ownership and prioritizing based on impact
- Facilitate collaborative troubleshooting among disparate support groups
- Manage multi-tiered application performance
- Become aware of potential problems before users complain
- Troubleshoot problems that are not occurring right now (back-in-time analysis)
- Report on actual service delivery vs. SLA
Fluke Networks began as a business unit within Fluke Corporation in 1992. Fluke Corporation has a history of more than 50 years as the world leader in electronic test tools, and was looking for new markets in which to grow. By 2000, Fluke Networks had grown substantially, and differences between Fluke Networks and Fluke Corporation were apparent – different customers, different sales channels and sales processes, and different products designed for different applications. In 2000, Fluke’s parent company, Danaher Corporation, separated Fluke Networks from Fluke Corporation and it is now a separate operational division with a new brand and a separate identity. Fluke Networks has been continuously profitable since then and in 2006 its annual revenues exceeded $300M. Approximately 45% of Fluke Networks’ revenue comes from outside the U.S.