PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012
Systems management software provider, Halcyon Software Inc., today announced a major release of its monitoring and automation solution for the IBM i platform Systems Operations Suite v4.0.
Halcyon Systems Operations Suite v4.0 enables organizations to continuously monitor critical processes and core applications running on the IBM i platform so that operations run without disruption and business continuity is maintained. The technology also allows System Administrators to automate all routine tasks, essential system saves and manual check lists as well as configure appropriate responses to common issues to eliminate human error and reduce IT costs.
IT staff can be notified of unexpected events or problems, including security breaches via email, cell phone, or opt to have alerts displayed on a management dashboard, the Enterprise Console, which is included in the software package. With the new release IT administrators can now access the management dashboard to remotely manage alerts through smart phones and tablets such as iPhones, iPads and Android devices by downloading a free smart app developed by Halcyon.
Other key enhancements include an extended library of rule-based templates for monitoring critical applications such as ERP and high availability solutions as well as shipped examples of best practice auditing rules for managing IBM i security. This new release also includes an automatic upgrade facility, and an import settings function so that customers can easily duplicate their Halcyon environment for back up purposes or during high availability role swaps.
John Dominic, Vice President of Sales, Halcyon Software Inc. said, We recognize that System Administrators need a quick and effective way to implement monitoring to suit their particular application environment. The expanded set of templates for monitoring ERP, business applications, high availability and security meets this requirement. Rules can be easily switched on from day one and this provides immediate value to the business. It also means that urgent issues with applications, processes or security breaches are immediately flagged up and correction processes can be automated to eliminate repetitions of the same issue. A free smart app written for smart phones and tablet devices increases efficiency so that our front-end dashboard can be remotely accessed when IT staff are not at their desk or are off site. The new automatic upgrade facility ensures that customers can seamlessly upgrade and are always using the latest version of our software.
Business Application Monitoring
A Halcyon command has been created in the software for each of the commonly used ERP applications including JD Edwards, Infor, SAP, Lawson M3 (Movex), Misys Equation and Midas Plus as well as high availability (HA) solutions. By using the appropriate Halcyon command, the software is populated with the relevant templates which enables users to automate the monitoring of their business application and HA environments running on IBM i systems. The templates can be fine-tuned and customized to suit an organizations specific environment.