Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced that it has worked with the Page Speed team to make it easier for organizations to optimize website performance. The Compuware Gomez platform(R) is now integrated with Page Speed, an open source project started at Google, to give developers and organizations actionable insight and recommendations on how to speed up web application performance.
Studies have shown that improving website performance can lead to increased revenues and reduced operating costs. This integration, the first in which a commercial application performance management (APM) product has integrated with Page Speed, is a part of the Gomez Platform 2011 Spring Release that was announced earlier today.
Page Speed is an open-source project started at Google to help developers optimize their web pages by applying web performance best practices. Page Speed started as an open-source browser extension, and it is now deployed in third-party products such as Compuware’s Gomez platform. Page Speed assesses the performance of a web page against a set of rules, providing scores and recommendations for improvement. This allows developers and organizations to optimize their web pages based on industry best-practices.
“We’ve found that speed is one of the most important factors for improving the user experience on the web,” said Richard Rabbat, Product Manager for Page Speed at Google. “Page Speed is one of many efforts we’ve released over the past few years in an effort to empower developers, site owners and webmasters to help make the web faster.”
The Gomez platform is the only commercially available APM product to integrate with Page Speed. The integration allows Gomez users to utilize the Google technology to improve their website performance. As Gomez users run transactions against their web pages, Page Speed analyzes web page content and generates ranked suggestions to make the pages faster. This allows developers to optimize web pages based on web performance best practices.
“Making the web faster is a mutual goal Compuware shares with Google,” said Bruce Reading, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Compuware’s APM business unit. “We’re excited about the kind of benefits this will deliver to our users.”
The Gomez platform is the industry’s leading solution for optimizing the performance of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Driven by end-user experience, Gomez provides a unified view across the entire application delivery chain, from a user’s browser or mobile device, across the Internet or a corporate WAN, in the cloud, to inside the data center, eliminating blind spots from the First Mile to the Last Mile.