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Halcyon Software Announces Advanced Job Scheduler v11 for IBM i to Improve Business Continuity

PETERBOROUGH, England, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Adds iASP functionality to maintain availability of all your scheduled jobs

Halcyon Software, the global leader in systems management software, has announced the immediate availability of Advanced Job Scheduler v11 for the IBM i platform.  It enables organisations to schedule and track complex job streams across different IBM i systems to ensure that business processes are running smoothly.  Uniquely, this latest version is the first job scheduler that can be run on an independent auxiliary storage pool (iASP) to maintain the availability of IBM i infrastructures and protect against unexpected disruption.  It provides an additional layer of continuity assurance enabling organisations to meet all regulatory requirements.

According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director at Halcyon Software:  "This iASP functionality was developed in short timescales to meet the demanding job scheduling requirements of major IBM users.  It enables organisations to ensure that key business processes run reliably, deliver significant cost savings and provides a rapid return on investment."

Advanced Job Scheduler v11 ensures that processes run at the designated time and the iASP functionality enables it to be ported seamlessly to another system in the event of disk corruption or other unexpected issues.  For extra resilience, Halcyon's Advanced Job Scheduler can be moved to other locations to minimise business disruption.

Data can also be imported from other third party schedulers for the IBM i, such as Help Systems Robot/SCHEDULE and organisations can convert to Halcyon's solution using its reliable methodology for job migration.  The software will deliver significant cost savings through reduced maintenance fees, decreased manual processes and the delivery of greater efficiencies for data centres that have outgrown their existing job scheduler.

Furthermore, Halcyon operates a fair pricing policy so that if an IBM customer increases the Commercial Processing Workload (CPW) of their hardware in the future, they will be protected against additional licence and maintenance fees.  Halcyon software is not priced on a CPW basis.

The new Advanced Job Scheduler is available immediately, either as a standalone utility or as part of Halcyon's Level 4 Operations Centre Suite monitoring software.  Customers already using Halcyon's Advanced Job Scheduler can upgrade to this latest release free of charge.

About Halcyon Software

Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems, core applications and processes.  They support IBM enterprise-class systems, including IBM® i and AIX®, as well as Windows® and Linux® platforms.  Halcyon solutions are used world-wide by large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centres as well as small to medium sized organisations to ensure that vital IT systems, business applications and services are available 24/7.  With regional offices in Peterborough UK, Philadelphia USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has an international network of partners and distributors supporting Europe, the Americas and Asia Pac.  For further information please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com

Collette Severn, Halcyon Software, Tel: +44(0)1733-234995

SOURCE Halcyon Software



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