Computer Associates, AmberPoint embrace MOM

Computer Associates International and AmberPoint are linking their Web services monitoring tools to the Microsoft's Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) platform.

CA announced general availability of an integration option for its Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) software to link to MOM 2000. This integration provides MOM users with visibility into the health and status of enterprise Web services across .Net and J2EE environments, CA said.

Available as a free download to licensed Unicenter WSDM customers, the Unicenter WSDM Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 provides information on problems that could threaten performance or availability of services. A built-in knowledge base provides information on alert descriptions, resolution tactics, and processing rules, according to CA.

Unicenter WSDM discovers, tests, and monitors Web services.

AmberPoint announced it has connected its product suite to MOM 2005 through Microsoft's MOM Connector Framework (MCF). The move is in support of Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Initiative and enables AmberPoint management solutions to communicate with MOM 2005.

Through this linkage, customers of both companies can automate management tasks and drill down into performance issues and service failures across IT environments, including heterogeneous Web services components.

AmberPoint cited its Service Level Manager and Exception Manager tools as linking to MOM. Service Level Manager can track service-level agreements and alert MOM of performance and availability issues in Web services-based systems. Exception Manager provides for real-time detection and resolution of run-time exceptions.

AmberPoint integration with MOM 2005 is available now.

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