January 19, 2006
Application managment black hole
CA bought Wily, provider of Java Instramentation monitoring for 375 large. The following quote is interesting "Application management has always proven a black hole for systems management vendors. Although providers such as BMC have had knowledge modules, or adapters, to ERP systems, few have successfully instrumented down to the J2EE level."
It is also interesting to see that Wily bought TimeStock, which has browser side timings, leading to "the ability to trace a transaction originating at the appserver, and seeing what happened to it after traveling though the Internet cloud."