Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, and CPT Global, a worldwide IT consulting services firm specializing in capacity planning, performance tuning and testing, have announced a partnership geared towards helping mainframe users maximize the performance of their systems as they compete in the digital economy. Specifically, CPT Global will use Compuware Strobe within their service offering as their preferred mainframe application performance monitoring and analysis tool.
“Today’s mainframe users have an incredible asset at their fingertips – the world’s most reliable, powerful platform, fully capable of supporting the current explosion in digital transaction volumes,” says Christopher O’Malley, CEO, Compuware. “Studies have shown the mainframe delivers substantial savings over distributed platforms for this type of mission-critical computing. We are excited to be part of CPT Global’s mission to take these cost and performance advantages to an even higher level.”
“More than 70 Fortune 500 clients have realized sizeable cost benefits and performance improvements from engaging CPT Global’s services,” says Gerry Tuddenham, CEO and Managing Director of CPT Global. “Mainframe users across the globe will be able to capitalize on the dual offering of Compuware’s best-in-class software combined with our expertise in streamlining costs. Our joint approach is enabling the mainframe to continue to be a valuable, strategic platform for supporting high-volume, digitally oriented business applications.”
Through a multi-phased approach, CPT Global works with clients to identify and eliminate inefficiencies through system and application performance tuning. CPT Global’s fee structure is based on a small percentage of the savings identified and actually achieved. Compuware’s Strobe is an industry-leading application performance and analysis solution for z/OS-based applications.
With Strobe, users can pinpoint application performance defects that cause excessive CPU consumption, thus reducing hardware and software costs while increasing customer satisfaction. The CPT Global partnership builds on Compuware’s other industry collaborations, including several product integrations with BMC, which enable intelligent, cost-aware workload distribution on the mainframe.
“Given how fast computing workloads are growing, mainframe users need to leverage every opportunity they can to harness the full benefits of their mainframe investments, including the potential for cost-savings and performance exploitation,” continued O’Malley. “Compuware Strobe is an ideal complement to CPT Global’s services, helping to optimize mainframe resource consumption and avoid unnecessary and costly waste.”
To learn more about the partnership, register to attend a live webcast, “Using Strobe to Reduce CPU: Real Life Cases from the Files of CPT Global,” airing December 15, 2016.