CCSS USA Corp. (CCSS), and Midrange Performance Group Inc. (MPG) have announced a new marketing alliance that will unite the system monitoring and capacity planning expertise of both companies to better serve the requirements of their common customers. Both companies support users of IBM Power Systems running IBM i and System i servers.
The new initiative will offer existing customers greater access to an extended, rich knowledge base since both companies will engage in technical information sharing and seek out new areas of synergy between their solution families.
"Cohesive industry alliances such as this will substantially benefit IT managers that face a complex landscape of system issues, many of which include dependencies or interactions with other areas of the system," said Ray Wright, CEO of CCSS. "For them, solutions that can accommodate a ‘big picture' vision of their needs are unquestionably more valuable," he said.
MPG, developer of Performance Navigator and Power Navigator solutions, is a leading provider of capacity planning, performance management, and problem determination support for the IBM i and AIX/Linux platforms respectively. CCSS is a leading developer of several software products including QMessage Monitor, QSystem Monitor, and QRemote Control that help users monitor and manage IBM i servers.
"This alliance will enable us to serve our customers in a more effective and cost efficient way," said Randy Watson, president of Midrange Performance Group. "Between our two companies, we cover the full range of system management requirements for the IBM i customer." (See related story on MPG's introducing V14 of Performance Navigator.)
The solutions of both companies seek to ease the workload of managers and operators by ensuring their system resources are utilized with maximum efficiency in their demanding 24/7 environments. With this shared objective as a firm foundation for the new agreement, IBM i customers can benefit from the natural synthesis between the two companies. They said they anticipate that their solutions will result in greater value, economy, and productivity from users' current and future systems.
CCSS develops, supports and markets IBM i (on Power Systems and System i servers) performance monitoring and reporting, message management and remote management solutions. An Advanced IBM Business Partner, CCSS develops powerful solutions to support some of the world's most demanding IBM i environments across many industries including insurance, banking, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. Existing customers that rely on CCSS's feature-rich solutions include leading organizations such as Volvo, Mattel, Newell-Rubbermaid, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens Healthcare, RWE npower and Waterstone's.
CCSS is headquartered in Gillingham, Kent, UK with key regional headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Bonn, Germany and Makati City, Philippines together with a global agent network spanning Austria, Portugal, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. For more information, visit www.ccssltd.com.
About Midrange Performance Group Inc.
Midrange Performance Group, Inc. (MPG) is a recognized industry expert in capacity planning and performance measurement for the IBM Power Systems platform. Dedicated to helping its customers get the most from their IT investment, MPG has assisted a wide variety of businesses and organizations manage the cost and improve the performance of their hardware and software systems. The company has its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.mpginc.com/.