Compuware unveils .NET support

Compuware used the TechEd developer conference to announce its support for Microsoft's .NET servers here on Monday.

"We've been working with Microsoft in different areas and now we're coming together," said Paul Toenjes, director of professional services division, at Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Compuware. He explained that Compuware's focus has traditionally been on the high end, which is where Microsoft is moving with its .NET servers.

Compuware said that its EcoSystem and Numega products now support some of Microsoft's .NET servers.

Compuware's EcoSystem suite of application performance management tools now supports Exchange 2000, Windows 2000, SQL Server 2000, and SQL Server 7.0.

Also new in the software are fail-over capabilities to switch over to a secondary repository, or for alerting, according to Jay Richards, a product manager at Compuware. Richards continued that the tools can be used for data collection, troubleshooting, analysis, and performance forecasting.

"Our direction is to take the Windows version we have and adopt it to more Unix servers and more .NET servers as we become more in tune with what companies need," Richards said.

On the Numega front, Compuware officials said it now supports .NET servers. Numega brings reliability and performance as well as quality assurance to a distributed environment.

Numega's tools focus on offering more complete testing than the functions inherent to Microsoft's servers, according to Rob Straight, Numega product line manager.

As it moves .NET forward, Microsoft is gaining more and more third-party support and will look to partners to fill in some of its holes.

"[Microsoft] has got to have third-party support, because they can't do it all by themselves," said Al Gillen, a system software analyst at IDC, in Framingham, Mass.

To that end, Microsoft aligned with Compuware to develop mobile solutions for Microsoft's Mobile Information Server (MIS) 2001. Microsoft announced the widespread availability of MIS today here at the show.

The two companies plan to jointly develop applications that make back-end data available via MIS to a variety of client devices, including handhelds and cell phones.

"Our focus is on the run-the-business applications," Toenjes said.

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