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Top Analyst Firm Touts Benefits of New Compuware APM for Mainframe Solution

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Firm Cites Solution's Ability to Bridge Chasm Between Mainframe and Distributed Teams to Speed Up Mean Resolution Time, Reduce CPU Costs

DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced that leading analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates has published a report that praises the many benefits of Compuware APM for Mainframe, the industry's first and only solution that provides end-to-end visibility across the entire application delivery chain. The solution combines Compuware APM's patented PurePath Technology® with mainframe application performance measurement and analysis solution Strobe, enabling enterprises to resolve performance problems faster, reduce MIPS costs, postpone hardware upgrades and accelerate time-to-market for new applications.

In the report, titled, "Compuware APM for Mainframe: Application Performance Management to Connect Distributed and Mainframe Environments," Ptak/Noel describes an all-too familiar situation within many IT organizations. Distributed and mainframe teams in large datacenters have little contact or connection with each other, even though their respective technologies are increasingly interconnected, driven primarily by customers accessing the mainframe via their mobile devices. When an application issue arises, the teams often gather in a "War Room" meeting to determine which infrastructure is experiencing the problem, resulting in hours and sometimes days of finger pointing until the issue is resolved.

Ptak/Noel states in the report: "Compuware APM for Mainframe can revolutionize the way that organizations handle problems. They now have a common tool all can use to determine the source of the problem. One bank said that a typical problem might take 40 person hours in the War Room to get a solution. Using the new Compuware products, the time was reduced to 15 minutes."

Ptak/Noel goes on to highlight other key benefits of Compuware APM for Mainframe, including the solution's ability to provide clear visibility into how distributed applications are impacting mainframe performance and vice versa. According to the firm, Compuware APM for Mainframe is a "valuable cost reduction tool" because it provides developers the intel they need to tweak or redesign applications to optimize performance and reduce CPU costs. The report may be downloaded here.

"Ptak/Noel's report is further evidence that our APM for Mainframe product truly does solve the cost and efficiency challenges IT organizations are experiencing today, as the application delivery chain becomes increasingly more complex," said Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Solutions Business Unit, Compuware. "No other product on the market today provides this level of real-time visibility across all distributed tiers and into the depths of the mainframe. This new generation of APM is fundamentally changing how distributed and mainframe teams interact and work together to solve performance problems and evaluate, tweak and redesign applications to improve performance and reduce costs."

About Compuware APM

Compuware APM is the industry's leading solution for optimizing the performance of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Driven by end-user experience, Compuware APM provides the market's only unified APM coverage across the entire application delivery chain—from the edge of the internet through the cloud to the datacenter. Compuware APM helps customers deliver proactive problem resolution for greater customer satisfaction, accelerate time-to-market for new application functionality and reduce application management costs through smarter analytics and advanced APM automation.

With more than 4,000 APM customers worldwide, Compuware is recognized as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring" report. To read more about Compuware's leadership in the APM market, click here.

About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions

Compuware's Mainframe solutions help the world's leading organizations maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service. The solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe, enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with higher quality utilizing existing resources.

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