US Foods Selects Aternity(R) for Application Performance Management

Top Quote One of America's Leading Foodservice Distributors Proactively Manages End User Experience of Critical Business Applications in Both Physical and Virtual Environments. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 07, 2011 - Aternity 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, 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(R) Office applications including Outlook, applications delivered by SAP(R) and Oracle(R), 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 in 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 .

    About Aternity
    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 Magazine. 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 .

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