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The new system management suites promise to greatly enhance an administrator's ability to seamlessly manage IBM i servers as well as multi-platform enterprises, reducing operational costs while expanding support capabilities. 

Halcyon Software announced at COMMON the release of two completely new versions of its IBM i and mixed system network monitoring suites—Halcyon Operations Center and Halcyon Network Server Suite. 

Halcyon Operations Center V3.0 represents a complete rewrite of the company's state of the art flagship solution for monitoring and automating IBM Power Systems running IBM i. The company's proven system monitoring solution, Network Server Suite 7.1, has been upgraded to include a new Linux Server Manager component. 

The new modules contained within Halcyon Operations Center V3.0 provide administrators with advanced job scheduling, system message handling, automation of manual tasks, performance, disk and spool file management as well as impressive updated graphical user interfaces and additional reporting features. The product ships with more templates than previous versions to include easy monitoring of typical ERP solutions such as JDE, Lawson and SAP. Designed to appeal to individual data centers and managed services companies, Halcyon Operations Center's cost-effective and feature rich systems management software addresses real business needs, particularly with companies that must reduce operational costs and prove a return on investment to senior management. 

Network Server Suite has been redesigned to fully support the latest technology for IBM Power Systems by providing a native solution for any platforms running on the server, and the new Linux Server Manager integrates with existing Windows or IBM i monitoring tools, eliminating any future need for multiple screens to monitor different environments or platforms (see related story for additional details on Network Server Suite 7.1).

Operations Center V3.0 is capable of monitoring multiple IBM i systems in a very demanding environment, freeing up valuable resource time and minimizing the risk of human error. The new software also has improved audit trails with security journaling to maintain application integrity.

“Over the last 18 months, we have made a significant investment by embarking on a major modernization program for our range of products for IBM I," said Donnie MacColl, Halcyon’s Technical Services director. "Operations Center V3.0 is the flagship solution and completes the final phase of the project," he said. "We created new software modules to take advantage of the latest IBM APIs and to ensure that we continue to support the forward direction of IBM Power Systems including the new Power 7 technology."

All of the modules contained within Operations Center v3.0 have been significantly updated and are compatible with the latest IBM Power Systems technology. New features and enhancements include:

Performance Analyzer Module

A major new module is Performance Analyzer; a dynamic dashboard allowing administrators to view and manage an unlimited number of partitions (LPARs) via the modernized GUI display.

The user interface has flexible configuration options allowing bespoke views to be created and includes an auto-cycle function of multiple systems or LPARs to provide continuous monitoring.

Performance Analyzer also has “auto scaling”—a dynamic auto learning feature.  For example, if a system has uncapped processors and usage  rises above 100 percent, the graph on display will instantly and dynamically auto scale to accommodate the increase and dynamically shrink again when usage is reduced. The new dashboard has been written to Microsoft Windows standards, and encompasses the latest Windows technologies. The back-end performance graphs displayed on screen enable administrators to drill down to individual job level to identify resource-hungry jobs or users.

Companies can select performance statistics that are important to their operations and choose to have these displayed on screen for example, CPU, ASP%, pool transitions, jobs, batch jobs, and response times. Individual users can also create their own tailored views of performance statistics.

Advanced Job Scheduling Module

The Advanced Job Scheduling module contained within Operations Center V3.0 is the most comprehensive scheduler available in the marketplace for software specifically supporting IBM Power Systems technology, according to Halcyon.

It provides multiple LPAR and cross-platform scheduling capabilities. Jobs can be scheduled to run on IBM i, Windows, AIX, UNIX and Linux systems or any other systems that have a remote executing daemon.

Jobs are organized into groups that use a common schedule and can run either sequentially or concurrently within their group. The software can cater to multiple job dependencies, where complex job sequences must complete before other jobs can be initiated. Notification options keep the administrator informed of the progress of important jobs and processes.

In addition, the software is shipped with flexible calendar options and customizable parameters. Administrators can import jobs from other basic schedulers so that everything can be consolidated into Operations Center V3.0.

Disk Space Management Module

Important enhancements to the disk space management module include reports scheduling and the ability to output data to the IFS or into Excel or CSV formats. Multiple IBM i systems or LPARs can be viewed through the color-coded graphical user interface providing a centralized view of both internal and external enterprise-wide storage systems from a single screen.

The ability to check the percentage of deleted records in files and automatically reorganize them is included as standard. System administrators can identify files that haven’t been saved across a pre-defined time frame, or have never been saved, as well as objects that have missing or out-of-date source. Historical growth of objects can be monitored so administrators are alerted by a console message, SMS, or email should unexpected growth occur or pre-defined thresholds are breached. Administrators can perform comprehensive trend analyses using point and click technology via the GUI or, if they prefer, from the Halcyon IBM i menu options. Disk space can now be analyzed to the granular level of “member.” The ability to group objects means you can analyze and report at the application level or by project, department, or client.

Spool File Management Module

The spool file management module provides easy archiving, distribution, and general housekeeping of spool files. The new software can now cater to spool files in excess of a million pages and there also is an uncapped limit on the number of spool files per output queue. Administrators can now email spool files as Excel, CSV, or PDF files.

The software  ships with comprehensive scripting templates that enable users to split files by criteria (e.g. account number or department). The spool file manager component has its own scripting language that allows users to create their own scripts to suit their specific operations.

Message Management Module

Improved message handling effectively automates an organization’s response to a given situation and templates for business application monitoring means that companies can deploy and implement the solution and gain real operational benefit within minutes of installation.

Reporting

Reporting has been improved and extended across all of the software modules contained within Halcyon’s Operations Center V 3.0. The product is ships with standard reports and users can also customize their own.

An additional enhancement is the comprehensive service level agreement reporting tool and system “uptime” tool that shows subsystem availability allowing users to monitor multiple subsystems at regular intervals. These, combined with “out-of-the-box” monitoring and alerting templates, which are shipped as standard, allow customers to automate their operations within hours of installation.

Enterprise Console Module

Operations Center V3.0 ships with Enterprise Console, a user interface that enables centralized systems management to give the administrator a single dashboard view of the entire infrastructure, regardless of system location.

Operations Center is designed so that users can install, test and configure the software without affecting their live environment. Enhanced scheduling of resources also allows customers to emulate company working schedules across multiple time zones.

Says MacColl: “We pushed the boundaries of programming techniques to get the best out of the IBM development tools. More importantly we had the opportunity to consult with our customers and added new enhancements to solve their current and future operational challenges. In response to their important feedback we made the software as intuitive as possible, introduced more templates to ensure it can be swiftly deployed, and made administration much easier, especially with the new GUIs," he says. "Administrators can still navigate conventional and familiar menu options for managing their IBM i, but with Halcyon’s new framework, dashboards, and interfaces, the software has a broader appeal.”

SunGard Public Sector is a major provider of software and consulting solutions for clients in the public sector and uses Halcyon Software in its data centers.

Sue Dumas, Technical Project manager, SunGard Public Sector said, “We specifically like Halcyon’s software because it’s intelligent and it emulates what a computer operator would do. We are now worry-free about the stability of our hosted solutions because our systems are monitored 24/7, and we are notified immediately if there are any problems.”

Halcyon Software, Inc.

About Halcyon Software

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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Halcyon Software announced at COMMON the release of two completely new versions of its IBM i and mixed system network monitoring suites—Halcyon Operations Center and Halcyon Network Server Suite. 

Halcyon Operations Center V3.0 represents a complete rewrite of the company's state of the art flagship solution for monitoring and automating IBM Power Systems running IBM i. The company's proven system monitoring solution, Network Server Suite 7.1, has been upgraded to include a new Linux Server Manager component. 

The new modules contained within Halcyon Operations Center V3.0 provide administrators with advanced job scheduling, system message handling, automation of manual tasks, performance, disk and spool file management as well as impressive updated graphical user interfaces and additional reporting features. The product ships with more templates than previous versions to include easy monitoring of typical ERP solutions such as JDE, Lawson and SAP. Designed to appeal to individual data centers and managed services companies, Halcyon Operations Center's cost-effective and feature rich systems management software addresses real business needs, particularly with companies that must reduce operational costs and prove a return on investment to senior management. 

Network Server Suite has been redesigned to fully support the latest technology for IBM Power Systems by providing a native solution for any platforms running on the server, and the new Linux Server Manager integrates with existing Windows or IBM i monitoring tools, eliminating any future need for multiple screens to monitor different environments or platforms (see related story for additional details on Network Server Suite 7.1).

Operations Center V3.0 is capable of monitoring multiple IBM i systems in a very demanding environment, freeing up valuable resource time and minimizing the risk of human error. The new software also has improved audit trails with security journaling to maintain application integrity.

“Over the last 18 months, we have made a significant investment by embarking on a major modernization program for our range of products for IBM I," said Donnie MacColl, Halcyon’s Technical Services director. "Operations Center V3.0 is the flagship solution and completes the final phase of the project," he said. "We created new software modules to take advantage of the latest IBM APIs and to ensure that we continue to support the forward direction of IBM Power Systems including the new Power 7 technology."

All of the modules contained within Operations Center v3.0 have been significantly updated and are compatible with the latest IBM Power Systems technology. New features and enhancements include:

Performance Analyzer Module

A major new module is Performance Analyzer; a dynamic dashboard allowing administrators to view and manage an unlimited number of partitions (LPARs) via the modernized GUI display.

The user interface has flexible configuration options allowing bespoke views to be created and includes an auto-cycle function of multiple systems or LPARs to provide continuous monitoring.

Performance Analyzer also has “auto scaling”—a dynamic auto learning feature.  For example, if a system has uncapped processors and usage  rises above 100 percent, the graph on display will instantly and dynamically auto scale to accommodate the increase and dynamically shrink again when usage is reduced. The new dashboard has been written to Microsoft Windows standards, and encompasses the latest Windows technologies. The back-end performance graphs displayed on screen enable administrators to drill down to individual job level to identify resource-hungry jobs or users.

Companies can select performance statistics that are important to their operations and choose to have these displayed on screen for example, CPU, ASP%, pool transitions, jobs, batch jobs, and response times. Individual users can also create their own tailored views of performance statistics.

Advanced Job Scheduling Module

The Advanced Job Scheduling module contained within Operations Center V3.0 is the most comprehensive scheduler available in the marketplace for software specifically supporting IBM Power Systems technology, according to Halcyon.

It provides multiple LPAR and cross-platform scheduling capabilities. Jobs can be scheduled to run on IBM i, Windows, AIX, UNIX and Linux systems or any other systems that have a remote executing daemon.

Jobs are organized into groups that use a common schedule and can run either sequentially or concurrently within their group. The software can cater to multiple job dependencies, where complex job sequences must complete before other jobs can be initiated. Notification options keep the administrator informed of the progress of important jobs and processes.

In addition, the software is shipped with flexible calendar options and customizable parameters. Administrators can import jobs from other basic schedulers so that everything can be consolidated into Operations Center V3.0.

Disk Space Management Module

Important enhancements to the disk space management module include reports scheduling and the ability to output data to the IFS or into Excel or CSV formats. Multiple IBM i systems or LPARs can be viewed through the color-coded graphical user interface providing a centralized view of both internal and external enterprise-wide storage systems from a single screen.

The ability to check the percentage of deleted records in files and automatically reorganize them is included as standard. System administrators can identify files that haven’t been saved across a pre-defined time frame, or have never been saved, as well as objects that have missing or out-of-date source. Historical growth of objects can be monitored so administrators are alerted by a console message, SMS, or email should unexpected growth occur or pre-defined thresholds are breached. Administrators can perform comprehensive trend analyses using point and click technology via the GUI or, if they prefer, from the Halcyon IBM i menu options. Disk space can now be analyzed to the granular level of “member.” The ability to group objects means you can analyze and report at the application level or by project, department, or client.

Spool File Management Module

The spool file management module provides easy archiving, distribution, and general housekeeping of spool files. The new software can now cater to spool files in excess of a million pages and there also is an uncapped limit on the number of spool files per output queue. Administrators can now email spool files as Excel, CSV, or PDF files.

The software  ships with comprehensive scripting templates that enable users to split files by criteria (e.g. account number or department). The spool file manager component has its own scripting language that allows users to create their own scripts to suit their specific operations.

Message Management Module

Improved message handling effectively automates an organization’s response to a given situation and templates for business application monitoring means that companies can deploy and implement the solution and gain real operational benefit within minutes of installation.

Reporting

Reporting has been improved and extended across all of the software modules contained within Halcyon’s Operations Center V 3.0. The product is ships with standard reports and users can also customize their own.

An additional enhancement is the comprehensive service level agreement reporting tool and system “uptime” tool that shows subsystem availability allowing users to monitor multiple subsystems at regular intervals. These, combined with “out-of-the-box” monitoring and alerting templates, which are shipped as standard, allow customers to automate their operations within hours of installation.

Enterprise Console Module

Operations Center V3.0 ships with Enterprise Console, a user interface that enables centralized systems management to give the administrator a single dashboard view of the entire infrastructure, regardless of system location.

Operations Center is designed so that users can install, test and configure the software without affecting their live environment. Enhanced scheduling of resources also allows customers to emulate company working schedules across multiple time zones.

Says MacColl: “We pushed the boundaries of programming techniques to get the best out of the IBM development tools. More importantly we had the opportunity to consult with our customers and added new enhancements to solve their current and future operational challenges. In response to their important feedback we made the software as intuitive as possible, introduced more templates to ensure it can be swiftly deployed, and made administration much easier, especially with the new GUIs," he says. "Administrators can still navigate conventional and familiar menu options for managing their IBM i, but with Halcyon’s new framework, dashboards, and interfaces, the software has a broader appeal.”

SunGard Public Sector is a major provider of software and consulting solutions for clients in the public sector and uses Halcyon Software in its data centers.

Sue Dumas, Technical Project manager, SunGard Public Sector said, “We specifically like Halcyon’s software because it’s intelligent and it emulates what a computer operator would do. We are now worry-free about the stability of our hosted solutions because our systems are monitored 24/7, and we are notified immediately if there are any problems.”

Halcyon Software, Inc.

About Halcyon Software

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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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.