BlueStripe Brings Application Health and Cross-System Service Levels to System Center Distributed Application Maps

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Transaction Monitoring Leader First to Deliver Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to System Center Users

The combined System Center + BlueStripe solution integrates application service levels and infrastructure resource metrics

BlueStripe FactFinder brings application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring to System Center users for the first time.

BlueStripe Software announced the first availability of application-aware performance monitoring that combines service-level alerting with System Center Operations Manager health monitors. Building on BlueStripe’s ability to define dynamic distributed application maps in Microsoft System Center 2012, the new release enables users to drive health monitor status based on FactFinder’s service level alerts on the overall application, each application tier, and each component on application tiers – all within System Center Operations Manager application maps.

FactFinder dynamically defines and maintains distributed applications in System Center Operations Manager. In addition to dynamic maps, FactFinder also sends service level alerts directly to Operations Manager and automatically rolls up those alerts with existing System Center health monitors for the different components and servers in each distributed application. The result is a single view to the health of the overall application, to each tier of the application, and even down to the individual components that make up each application tier.

The combined System Center + BlueStripe solution provides IT Operations teams with a single point from which to monitor the performance of all the applications and systems they must maintain. Users immediately know how applications are performing, and can also see immediately how issues with individual servers may impact particular business services. Additionally, users can launch BlueStripe FactFinder directly from the Operations Manager Console to perform deeper triage and application and transaction performance analysis.

“System Center users understand the value of being able to see in a single view how critical applications are performing, and how each infrastructure component in those applications impacts application performance,” said Chris Neal, CEO and co-founder of BlueStripe software. “BlueStripe FactFinder brings application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring to System Center users for the first time.”

Application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring shows IT Operations teams all the applications any individual server supports. By placing all pertinent health and performance information in a single screen within Operations Manager, the System Center + BlueStripe integrated solution provides IT Operations a single view for end-to-end distributed application monitoring. With this single view, IT Operations can understand how a single component in the data center or the Azure cloud impacts overall application health and service delivery.

A member of the System Center Alliance, BlueStripe has delivered integrated solutions with Microsoft System Center 2007 R2 and System Center 2012 for several years. While each solution can stand alone, together FactFinder and System Center make a powerful combination for IT Operations teams of all sizes.

About BlueStripe

BlueStripe Software helps IT Operations teams map, monitor, and fix distributed applications. A leading Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring solution, BlueStripe’s FactFinder manages service-level performance by tracking transactions as they move across the application infrastructure. With FactFinder, IT Operations teams move from monitoring infrastructure resources to managing service-level performance for critical applications. For additional information, please visit

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