Halcyon Software, the global leader in systems management software, announced the immediate availability of Advanced Job Scheduler v11 for the IBM i platform. It enables organizations to schedule and track complex job streams across different IBM i systems to ensure that business processes are running smoothly. This latest version is unique in that it is the first job scheduler that can run on an independent auxiliary storage pool (iASP) to maintain the availability of IBM i infrastructures and protect against unexpected disruption. It also provides an additional layer of continuity assurance enabling organizations to meet all regulatory requirements.
According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director at Halcyon Software, “The iASP functionality was developed in short timescales to meet the demanding job scheduling requirements of major IBM users. It enables organizations 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 minimize business disruption.
Data can also be imported from other third-party schedulers for the IBM i, such as Help Systems Robot/SCHEDULE and organizations 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 centers that have outgrown their existing job scheduler.
Additionally, Halcyon operates a fair pricing policy; therefore, if an IBM customer increases the Commercial Processing Workload (CPW) of their hardware in the future, the customer 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 Center Suite monitoring software. Customers already using Halcyon’s Advanced Job Scheduler can upgrade to this latest release free of charge.
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems, core applications and processes. They help companies prevent business disruption, increase the efficiency of their IT services and save costs. In most cases, Halcyon’s solutions increase IT efficiency by 30 – 40 percent, delivering significant savings and a rapid return on investment – often in less than six months.
Halcyon achieves this in three ways:
Monitoring: Halcyon’s monitoring software keeps a vigilant watch on the most critical IT systems and core applications on which business depends. IT administrators receive early warnings of any potential problems or ‘bottlenecks’ before they affect the organization.
Automating: Halcyon enables IT teams to set up ‘self–corrective actions’ to issues or problems to ensure that they never impact the business again. IT teams can also automate regular tasks, checks or jobs which would normally be undertaken manually. This frees up valuable resources, saves costs and helps to eliminate human error.
Reporting: Halcyon’s cloud-based reporting solution proves to management that the IT team is achieving the service levels demanded by the business or flags any issues so they can be quickly resolved.
Halcyon’s products support IBM Power Systems servers running IBM i, AIX, Linux and Windows. With regional offices in the United States, Australia and UK, Halcyon also has a network of partners and distributors supporting territories world-wide. For further information, please visit www.halcyonsoftware.com
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