Edgeview powered by BMC Software Provides Akamai Customers with Real-time View of Web Application Performance
New software solution enables business decision makers to measure performance of web applications on Akamai's global platform
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC), today announced the release of Edgeview powered by BMC Software, a virtual software appliance that provides companies with visibility into the performance of Web applications delivered over the Akamai Platform.
To help companies prove ROI and ensure peak performance of the increasing number of mission-critical applications being moved to the cloud, Edgeview powered by BMC Software gives companies using Akamai's Dynamic Site Accelerator and Web Application Accelerator solutions independent, third-party insight into the end-user experience and how well their Web applications are performing.
"Today's leading enterprises demand real-time, global visibility into the experience of end users to ensure consistent Quality of Service," explained Dennis Drogseth, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates, an IT and Data management industry research analyst firm headquartered in Portsmouth NH. "As businesses continue to take advantage of the cloud for application delivery, validating the investment in application acceleration and other cloud delivered technologies becomes even more important. EMA believes that cloud service providers will divide themselves into two categories: commodity providers and partners able to work with enterprise customers in meeting critical SLAs. Through its partnership with BMC, Akamai has clearly established itself within the partner category."
"The Edgeview powered by BMC Software solution gives Akamai customers excellent visibility into the ongoing performance of their cloud-accelerated applications," said Willie Tejada, vice president, application and site acceleration at Akamai. "This new offering is designed to help organizations ensure the best possible end-user experience and demonstrate the return on investment from their cloud strategies."
An easy-to-deploy virtual software appliance, Edgeview powered by BMC Software collects Web performance data from three sources: the customer's data center, the end-user's browser and the Akamai Platform. Sophisticated analysis compares the performance of applications and sites accelerated by Akamai with those that are not, helping to determine where performance issues may exist and providing the data required to calculate the value derived from Akamai's global platform. This enables IT and line of business managers to make informed performance management decisions. Edgeview powered by BMC Software also provides historical performance data so IT professionals can determine when specific problems occurred, the severity of incidents plus regions and users impacted.
"Web applications delivered over Akamai's global platform achieve unmatched speed and performance. Understanding how these applications are performing at the end-user level is critical to assuring a superior online experience," said Ali Hedayati, vice president, End User APM at BMC Software. "With the Edgeview powered by BMC Software solution, BMC and Akamai enable companies to better visualize and manage the optimization and acceleration of their global applications."
"Edgeview provides MFG.com vital, real-time visibility into the performance of our web application delivery," said Eric Vanim-Botting, Director of IT Operations for MFG.com, a leading online marketplace for manufacturers. "We now have up-to-the-minute monitoring of both origin and Akamai delivered applications. This tool enabled us to pinpoint a geographic performance issue related to one of our origin-hosted applications and provided the data required to better leverage Akamai acceleration services. We are excited by the business value this tool provides."
Business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster and stronger. That's why the most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2011, BMC revenue was approximately $2.1 billion.
Akamai® provides market-leading, cloud-based services for optimizing Web and mobile content and applications, online HD video, and secure e-commerce. Combining highly-distributed, energy-efficient computing with intelligent software, Akamai's global platform is transforming the cloud into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, transact and collaborate. To learn how the world's leading enterprises are optimizing their business in the cloud, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, inability of Akamai and BMC technologies to operate together as expected or to continue to be interoperable, failure of Akamai's data systems, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.