Halcyon Software Upgrades Systems Operations Suite For IBM i

Oct 16, 2013, 05:00 ET from Halcyon Software

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

Delivers Significant Efficiency Gains and Service Delivery Improvements for Data Centres

Halcyon Software, a global leader in systems management software, has announced the immediate availability of an updated version of Systems Operations Suite, the leading monitoring and automated operations solution for IBM i.  In addition to providing full visibility of messages and alerts generated by IBM i systems, this new release adds important new features that give even tighter control of mission-critical applications and business processes.  It will enable managed service providers, corporate data centres and end-users to further automate the monitoring and management of critical tasks and IT systems to ensure they run at peak efficiency and that maximum system uptime is maintained.

According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director of Halcyon Software:  "Systems Operations Suite 5.0 has been developed in response to feedback from the Halcyon User Group to ensure that it continues to meet their evolving technical and business needs. It provides even higher levels of automation enabling organisations to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, productivity and service delivery without requiring additional manpower resources."

A new Object Monitor module can be used to check any object within the IBM i environment and allows Journal Receivers to be quickly and easily located and deleted based on age or when they were last used.  Business rules can also be set to automatically delete Journal Receivers after a certain period of time to free up large volumes of valuable disk space and increase the efficiency of housekeeping processes for IBM i systems.  

Systems Operations Suite 5.0 now provides higher levels of security protection by automating the monitoring of the IBM Audit Journal, sending real-time alerts whenever system values are changed or new entries are written.  It also ensures that important user profiles remain 'enabled' and tracks any failed logon attempts.  

Should pre-configured system thresholds be breached, automatic alerts can be sent to authorised staff by email or SMS and viewed on the Halcyon Enterprise Console.  A free 'app' is available for Apple and Android smartphones or tablets, providing a portable view of the console that enables IT staff to manage critical applications, processes and SNMP devices.  ERP software and other core business applications can also be proactively monitored including Infor (M3 and Movex), Infor XA, System21, SAP, JD Edwards, Misys and High Availability solutions.

Other new features include Custom Task Monitor, an optional plug in module that provides an easy way to schedule simple or complex IT tasks such as calling a program or API to provide regular checking processes necessary for efficient operations.  It also enables users to receive notifications or configure automatic, corrective actions if processes fail to run as scheduled.  

Existing users can upgrade to the latest version of System Operations Suite free of charge.  For further information, please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com

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 or contact:

Carole Chandler, Halcyon Software, Tel: +44(0)1733-234995, Email: carole.chandler@halcyonsoftware.com
Paul Jennings, PJMC Limited, Tel: +44(0)1926-312886, Email: info@pjmc.com

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