Midrange Performance Group announced today the general availability of Performance Navigator, V14, for the IBM i platform. Now in its 11th year, PerfNav V14 embraces all the new IBM hardware announcements for the IBM i platform, which were made public at COMMON. New hardware supported in PerfNav includes new POWER6+ processor models, blade processors, the new SAS disk controllers, and support for Solid State Disk (SSD). MPG's proprietary "What-If" technology supports modeling of current workloads from down-rev servers to these new technologies to help determine the performance effect(s) of investing in new processors, controllers, and SSD. MPG believes that the increasing complexity and price/performance of the IBM Power Systems offering, coupled with the current economic environment, will mean increased evaluation and review of options as customers look for modernization of their infrastructure and implement cost reduction programs.
PerfNav V14 introduces several new functions and features for the day-to-day management of data center servers, including more than 20 new graphs and reports. Of particular interest to Systems Administrators will be the four new current day graphs, which support "drill-down" capability to help with problem determination. Several new scripts provide analysis summaries for DASD, ODBC, response time, service level, and an Enterprise Performance Overview covering all resources in an enterprise.
MPG is also introducing a new pricing model with V14 which permits customers to select either an "all-LAPR" entitlement, or simply the "standard" entitlement of LPARs 1,2, and 3. The large majority of customers will require only the standard entitlement.
For more information, or an evaluation copy of Performance Navigator V14, download it from MPG's web site at http://www.mpginc.com/perfnav or call 800-457-6744.