|[December 06, 2011]
US Foods Selects Aternity® for Application Performance Management
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the industry's leader in end
user experience management solutions for Global 1000 enterprises,
announced today that US
Foods, one of America's leading foodservice distributors to
restaurants, hospitals, schools, military facilities and others, has
selected the Aternity
Frontline Performance Intelligence (FPI) Platform for its strategic
end user experience management initiatives. With Aternity (News - Alert), US Foods will
be monitoring and analyzing the performance of numerous mission-critical
applications in both physical and virtual desktop environments in order
to proactively manage application deployments, adoption, and on-going
use. Aternity will be monitoring US Foods' deployment of Microsoft (News - Alert)®
Office applications including Outlook, applications delivered by SAP®
and Oracle®, as well as custom HTTP and Rich Internet Applications
(RIAs) used to manage their warehouse and distribution logistics.
"We were referred to Aternity by a major healthcare insurer who uses
Aternity's FPI Platform to proactively identify and remediate
application performance issues before their end users are impacted,"
explained Paul Schwartz, senior vice president of US Foods. "We were
extremely impressed with Aternity's ability to provide comprehensive and
proactive visibility into application performance, desktop and laptop
performance, and user productivity - and with the Platform's seamless
support for monitoring our custom HTTP and Rich Internet Applications,
along with industry-standard business applications."
Aternity's FPI Platform continuously monitors the three key components
that together define and impact end user experience - application
performance, device performance, and user productivity. By proactively
detecting potential issues before users call the help desk, Aternity's
FPI Platform increases user productivity and eliminates business
disruptions. Aternity also helps IT managers optimize application and
end user performance, ensuring optimal performance for business
applications running on every desktop - physical or virtual.
"We are excited to work with the team at US Foods to drive their
strategic application performance management initiatives," said Trevor
Matz, president and CEO of Aternity. "By providing them with the
visibility they need to ensure the availability and performance of their
critical sales and distribution applications, US Foods can continue to
focus on setting the industry standard for value through high-quality,
cost-effective and efficient foodservice."
About US Foods
With nearly $19 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th largest
private company n America, and a leading foodservice distributor. Many
of the entities that make up US Foods were founded in the 19th century,
including one that sold provisions to travelers heading west during the
1850s gold rush. The company had used the name U.S. Foodservice since
1993. US Foods offers more than 350,000 national brand products and its
own high-quality "exclusive brand" items, ranging from fresh meats and
produce to prepared and frozen foods. The company proudly employs
approximately 24,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide, and
provides the finest quality food and related products to more than
250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants,
healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational
institutions. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and
jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.
Aternity redefines real end
user experience management by delivering the industry's first
Frontline Performance Intelligence (FPI) Platform, effectively
transforming every desktop - physical or virtual - into a
self-monitoring platform that is user experience aware. By arming
organizations with user-centric, proactive IT management capabilities,
the Aternity FPI Platform dramatically reduces business disruption and
increases user productivity. With Aternity's 360 degree view of end user
experience, advanced analytics for preemptive problem detection and
cause analysis, and right-time decision support capabilities, Global
1000 enterprises finally have the empirical evidence on how application
performance and usage impacts business results, providing them with a
path for constant improvement.
Aternity was named a Top
10 Most Promising Start-up by Ernst & Young and Globes
and a Top
50 Startup by InformationWeek. In addition, the company has
received prestigious industry recognition from the American
Business Awards, the International
Business Awards, Best
in Biz Awards, The
Boston Business Journal, The
Marker and NetworkWorld
To further evaluate how Aternity can bring winning performance to your
frontline and to find out if you qualify for a free evaluation and proof
of concept, visit www.aternity.com.
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