BlueStripe Announces FactFinder Integration with Microsoft System Center 2012
June 12, 2013
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BlueStripe Software announced comprehensive integration of its FactFinder monitoring software with Microsoft System Center 2012 including Operations Manager, Service Manager and Orchestrator.

This integration gives IT infrastructure and operations teams an end-to-end monitoring view of how each server is contributing to the application service levels delivered to users, allowing for quick identification and remediation of issues that threaten the end-user experience.

BlueStripe's FactFinder maximizes an enterprise’s investment in Microsoft System Center by delivering real-time, dynamic distributed application maps to Operations Manager, which provides broad capabilities for managing systems, devices and configuration. FactFinder discovers and maps all the servers in each application, including physical, virtual and cloud deployments of both Microsoft and cross-system components, including those running on Linux, Solaris, AIX and mainframe systems.

IT infrastructure and operations teams can now use Operations Manager as a complete business service monitoring dashboard, without having to build or update distributed application maps.

BlueStripe enables Operations Manager to combine its native alerting with FactFinder’s tier-by-tier response time alerting, giving IT teams all the information needed to identify when, where, and why application slowdowns and bottlenecks occur and quickly remediate these problems before they impact service levels.

Further, FactFinder continuously syncs with Operations Manager to update dynamically if anything in the topology changes, for example, when a new server enters the application.

FactFinder provides live distributed application maps to Microsoft Service Manager to keep the Service Manager Configuration Management Database (CMDB) up to date, reducing risk and minimizing errors in the creation and management of incident, problem and change management work items.

Users of Orchestrator can create run books for FactFinder’s distributed application and transaction performance alerts, allowing quick remediation of issues without human intervention.

“A growing segment of our enterprise customers use System Center for all their IT Operations management needs and these new capabilities help customers apply System Center to all their distributed applications,” said Chris Neal, BlueStripe CEO. “BlueStripe provides complete distributed application maps that cover components across Azure, the datacenter, and third party services. Bringing together cross-system application maps with System Center Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator completes the picture by showing how the infrastructure is servicing end users.”

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