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Ptak, Noel & Associates Research Bolsters Case for Adopting Service Modeling in Complex SOA Application Environments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearApp, a provider of comprehensive application service management (ASM) for J2EE-based composite applications, announced that new research from IT industry analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates (PNA) advocates the adoption of application service modeling as a means of extending the power and utility of automated management far beyond today's boundaries in complex, dynamic SOA environments. The paper, entitled "Service Modeling: IT in the 21st Century" is available for download free from ClearApp's website (http://www.clearapp.com/misc/index.php?whitepaper).

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — ClearApp, a provider of comprehensive application service management (ASM) for J2EE-based composite applications, announced that new research from IT industry analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates (PNA) advocates the adoption of application service modeling as a means of extending the power and utility of automated management far beyond today's boundaries in complex, dynamic SOA environments. The paper, entitled "Service Modeling: IT in the 21st Century" is available for download free from ClearApp's website (http://www.clearapp.com/misc/index.php?whitepaper).

PNA's report argues technologies that model composite application services provide a means to identify not only how components are deployed, but more importantly how they are shared and orchestrated to support business processes. As deployment complexity increases — common in highly dynamic service-oriented application environments — IT operations teams need application service modeling tools to effectively resolve incidents, gather key performance metrics, and plan for application changes. PNA warns that problem resolution solutions such as those provided by large IT management vendors may be too rigid to automatically maintain an accurate service model, given the dynamism and complexity of today's composite applications.

The challenge, PNA maintains, is "teasing out insight, wisdom and knowledge" from a wealth of data and then making that accessible to operations and business staff. Changes to relationships between a composite application service and its shared components should be automatically discovered — including which performance metrics and events to monitor. Well-designed service modeling learns about the environment being managed, and then extends the adaptability of existing management solutions for increased IT productivity and business competitive advantage.

"ClearApp provides an innovative example of how composite application service modeling can be employed to automatically manage many-to-many relationships between services and components," explains Richard Ptak of Ptak, Noel & Associates. "The core modeling engine is surprisingly sophisticated, thereby reducing the level of technical expertise needed to create and maintain complex SOA service models."

About ClearApp

ClearApp, Inc. is a provider of comprehensive application service management (ASM) for J2EE-based composite applications. Based on unique service modeling technology, ClearApp QuickVision helps customers quickly gain control of their application performance by providing instant, comprehensive visibility, automatic management configuration and application change detection. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ClearApp can be reached at (650) 967-1212 or at http://www.clearapp.com.

ClearApp and QuickVision are registered trademarks of ClearApp, Inc. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Media Contact: Maria Krinsky Kickstart for ClearApp (415) 509-0498 or (512) 804-5419 mkrinsky@kickstartconsulting.com

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