OPNET's Annual Conference Spotlights Managing the Performance of Applications in the Cloud
OPNETWORK will host record number of participants over four days in Washington, D.C.
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT), a leading provider of solutions for application and network performance management, today announced the opening of its annual technology conference, focusing on advancing the state of application and network performance management. OPNETWORK 2011, the fourteenth edition of the event, also marks the 25th anniversary of the company's founding. A record number of attendees – nearly 2,500 – have registered for the conference, which is being held in Washington, D.C., August 29th through September 1st.
OPNETWORK is the largest event focusing on performance management, attracting thought leaders from industry, government, and academic communities from all over the world. This year's program will feature 600 hours of hands-on training, expert panel discussions, case studies, and live demonstrations.
Marc Cohen, OPNET Chairman and CEO, stated, "The theme for OPNETWORK this year is managing application performance in the cloud. Increasingly, enterprises are moving to a combination of computing platforms that include both private and public cloud technologies. Performance management can become more challenging with cloud computing, but by the same token, it becomes more necessary. This is because there are more places for problems to exist, and more parties involved, which leads to more finger pointing and longer resolution times. OPNET's approach is to deploy a monitoring solution that itself is cloud-like. This performance management architecture is highly scalable and dynamically expands and contracts with an application's footprint. We are excited to be introducing these new capabilities this week at OPNETWORK 2011."
OPNET will highlight many new products and capabilities at the conference, including:
- Browser-based monitoring on mobile and desktop clients to capture real end-user experience, especially when working with cloud services.
- Virtual appliances and software agents for monitoring applications in public and private clouds, and integrating results into the enterprise-wide view of end-user experience.
- Cross-tier transaction tracing and analysis across multiple tiers, with long term storage and powerful search across hundreds of millions of archived transactions.
- Breakthrough capabilities for monitoring and analyzing the performance of applications in Citrix environments.
Guest presenters at the conference will include Will Cappelli, Research VP, Gartner, Inc., who will discuss the evolving role of APM in IT management, and Bojan Simic, President and principal Analyst, TRAC Research, Inc., who will share the results of new research regarding end-user experience monitoring and emerging priorities for enterprises. Additionally, senior IT representatives from Fortune 100 organizations will describe best practices for performance management, and business benefits realized with OPNET solutions.
OPNETWORK is free for OPNET maintained clients. Some courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units.
For more information about OPNETWORK, visit http://www.opnet.com/opnetwork2011/
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