Engineering High Performance WebSphere SOA

Getting it into Space is "Tough" - so is 24/7 IT Operations
Companies often spend months on WebSphere application performance bottlenecks and frequently fall short of SLA requirements while exhausting budgets. Business units get angry, IT managers and staff are frustrated and projects are often outsourced or cancelled. Poor performing Internet applications explode costs because online customers and employee productivity falls sharply.


To be fair, tracking down tough performance issues across complex systems and applications is likely not an easy task. For new applications, it seems projects are always 98% complete for a long period of time. Often, the last 2% of the project includes the toughest part of the project that requires a specialized skill set - performance engineering.


At Toronix, we take the pressure off your overloaded staff by performing the analysis and relieving tough performance bottlenecks in WebSphere engineered applications. We also have an excellent success rate at performance engineering applications and platforms for major corporations in North America.


Whether it is a single WebSphere application on z/OS, a complex application with clustering on a high availability platform or a solution with every component in the WebSphere product line we can help.

Why consult with us?

Toronix is one of the top 5 IBM Partners within Canada based on demonstrated expertise in IBM's WebSphere line of products. We also have a long history of delivering solutions incorporating Oracle database products and top leading performance tools by Quest Software.


Toronix has had substantial success as system integrator providing IT services throughout North America. Our services are designed to drive innovation and expansion into new marketplaces while reducing overall costs. Our primary goal is to help position our clients for long-term success.



Toronix offers the "SOS" services in North America. SOS services addresses critical customer performance and problem determination issues in development and production WebSphere middleware and applications. Platforms include Linux, UNIX, Windows and z/OS. This emergency services is available North American-wide in 24 hour by 7 days.

SOA - In Your Business, What's Slowing You Down?

Research overwhelmingly has demonstrated that the fastest moving markets where a small edge can mean dramatic revenue gains include the finance, capital, distribution and insurance industries. What slows you down is processes that are not well understood can neither work nor change fast. Compounding this is expensive activities that are “baked in” with low value activities that impede the re-allocation to either lower cost IT, lower cost labor or both. Think outsourcing low value activity, but only if you can break the negative “baked in” approach.



Currently, one of the best ways to “un-bake” your enterprise for high performance is through SOA. SOA process re-engineering success factors include tech savvy management, engineering versus just coding SOA, increased centralized SOA management and enterprise versus LOB based profitability incentives. The key question to ask is: Will LOB’s pay for the services or will access be free? Free access will likely result in over use of your services and associated resources. In addition, there is added cost for accounting related to charging for services. Bottom line is either you move faster or your customers will move to faster competitors.


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Destroying Applications Performance Bottlenecks

A bottleneck is a well-known term in operations management and is defined as a resource that cannot meet demand. In the case of applications, this is typically response time as seen by users. All kinds of systems experience bottlenecks including production of things such as clothes, creation of hamburgers off a McDonald’s assembly line or in the case at hand, IT systems. For IT systems, specifically, the key to destroying bottlenecks is to consider performance analysis throughout the development lifecycle and into production. First, understand the Theory of Constraints, which is relevant for all systems. Second, understand that you need to minimize bottlenecks to meet SLA requirements rather than in absolute terms.