Phurnace Announces Configuration Viewer for Phurnace Deliver Products

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Visualization Capability Provides Detailed Look into Complex Application Environments

Phurnace Software, Inc., the Java application deployment company, today introduced a new Configuration Viewer feature for Java applications managed by Phurnace Deliver™. With this feature, Phurnace is providing not just system administrators but also business managers an easily viewable, graphical representation of the applications, components, and resources running on web application servers including how they all interrelate.

“System administrators are often the only people in the company who fully understand the complex relationships of what is installed on their servers. However, managers, developers, and partners also need a way to understand the complexity of those systems,” said Daniel Nelson, vice president of products at Phurnace Software. “With the new Configuration Viewer, we are providing our customers a quick and easy way to visualize the intricacies of their application server environments to ensure all stakeholders can understand the impact of everyday decisions.”

The Phurnace Deliver Configuration Viewer delivers a graphical presentation of applications, configurations, servers, clusters, nodes, and domains of an application server environment. The view can be customized by scope, application, or individual component. Interrelations between the components are shown as connected lines, so at a glance, customers can determine if a configuration is associated with a particular server, cluster, or application.

Launched from within Phurnace’s Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) user interface, the viewer provides several view mode options and the ability to reorient the presentation to “zoom in” to a particular part of a configuration, while continuing to show the relationship to the rest of the configuration objects. Several screen shots are available on the Phurnace website

“By providing the ability to graphically represent the relationships between configuration items of an application on a web app server, Phurnace has made it much easier for system administrators and IT executives to understand and manage these constantly changing environments,” said Bill Keyworth, vice president and research analyst at Ptak, Noel & Associates. “The Phurnace architecture enables this type of visualization and consequently enables better service management to IT’s business customers.”

Phurnace Deliver™, the company’s flagship product, provides comprehensive support for IT operations staff and developers during complex enterprise Java deployments to decrease errors, streamline deployments and avoid the downtime and outages that come with manual or script-based processes. The product also troubleshoots and identifies problems and then remediates immediately. The current user approach of paging through the console or building cumbersome scripts can be reduced or eliminated with Phurnace, therefore freeing up limited IT resources for more value-added tasks.
Phurnace customers represent multiple vertical markets and leverage the company’s automated deployment product line that provides support for Oracle WebLogic®, IBM WebSphere®, RedHat JBoss™ and IBM WebSphere® Portal. Additionally, Phurnace can be integrated to BMC BladeLogic®, HP Server Automation®, IBM Tivoli®, IBM Rational® Build Forge®, and source code control systems.

About Phurnace Software, Inc.

Phurnace software helps companies drive revenue and dramatically reduce costs by accelerating the deployment of business critical applications into physical environments, virtual images or to cloud computing providers. Leveraging patent-pending technology, Phurnace automates web application deployments – from installation to deployment to upgrades – eliminating manual, error-prone processes and delivering tangible ROI within weeks. Based in Austin, Texas, Phurnace is funded by S3Ventures, DFJ Mercury and other private investors.

Phurnace and the Phurnace flame logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Phurnace Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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