Micro Focus® (LSE:MCRO.L), a leading provider of Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management solutions, has partnered with dynaTrace software to provide a comprehensive performance testing solution, Silk Performance Assurance. The new offering tightly integrates SilkPerformer, Micro Focus’ enterprise-class performance testing product, with a new root cause diagnostic product powered by dynaTrace, SilkPerformer Diagnostics.

Data from the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute indicate the primary cost of software development – 60-80 percent – comes from rework. Often intensive rework happens as a result of load testing at the end of the development cycle, when the most difficult-to-diagnose issues crop up. Silk Performance Assurance allows performance problems to be quickly found and fixed by drilling down to performance traces of business transactions through each tier of the application. Rather than troubleshooting with code instrumentation and running repeated tests to narrow down the performance problem, 100 percent of transactions are monitored consistently, so problems can be found after one load test.

Silk Performance Assurance can also compare the performance behavior of a build with the previous iteration to determine if an application has improved or regressed with the latest changes. By using continuous integration testing capabilities, a results repository and advanced performance comparison analysis, performance engineers and developers can automatically run regression tests as the application changes, catching and diagnosing issues with performance behavior immediately. “Unlike traditional performance testing where only server metrics are collected, Silk Performance Assurance enables performance engineers and developers to seamlessly detect and resolve issues throughout the development cycle,” said Rich Novak, president and GM of the Micro Focus Testing and Application Management Division. “Ultimately the Silk Performance Assurance solution will accelerate problem resolution times, detect problems early in the development process, and help teams deliver projects on-time and on-budget.” “dynaTrace has had a long-standing relationship with Borland Software, recently acquired by Micro Focus, and we’ve seen how test center productivity can be greatly enhanced by the addition of our APM system,” said Toffer Winslow, Chief Marketing Officer at dynaTrace. “Our renewed partnership with Micro Focus and the introduction of Silk Performance Assurance is a key milestone in delivering next-generation products to QA and development teams.” Silk Performance Assurance will be generally available from Micro Focus. For more information, click http://www.microfocus.com/products/silk/silkperformer-diagnostics.aspx.

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information, please visit HYPERLINK " http://www.microfocus.com" www.microfocus.com.

About dynaTrace software Inc.

dynaTrace is the innovator and emerging leader in application performance management (APM). The company offers the only continuous APM system on the market -- one that can monitor all transactions at all times and one that is used by all key contributors to application performance -- architects, development, test and production. More than 200 customers including Sears, Pershing, Renault, Zappos, BBVA, Fidelity, and Thomson Reuters use dynaTrace's patent pending technology to gain deep visibility into application performance, identify problems sooner and reduce the mean time to repair issues by 90%. Leading companies rely on dynaTrace to proactively prevent performance problems from happening and quickly resolve those that do occur -- saving time, money and resources. dynaTrace can be found online at http://www.dynatrace.com .

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