Software AG Introduces Optimize for Infrastructure: Mainframe Edition

  • Performance Monitoring Tool enables quicker response to system problems
  • Many Software AG products can now be monitored from a single graphical viewpoint
  • Predictive analysis identifies problems early and enables better performance tuning

Darmstadt, Germany, 12/10/2009

Software AG, a global leader in business infrastructure software, today announced the availability of Optimize for Infrastructure: Mainframe Edition. This new tool enables Software AG customers to monitor the performance of multiple products – including Adabas, Natural, EntireX and ApplinX – from a single graphical viewpoint. In addition, Optimize analyzes historical performance data to help customers predict future problems as well as more efficiently fine-tune current system performance.

“Today’s IT managers cannot wait for business impact to occur before addressing system issues – they must be preemptive and proactive,” said Dr. Peter Kuerpick, Chief Product Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “Optimize for Infrastructure: Mainframe Edition enables IT managers to identify system-wide problems in the early stages and take action before the business is impacted or System Level Agreements are put in jeopardy.”

Optimize for Infrastructure
Mainframe Edition enables customers to more effectively monitor and manage the behavior of multiple Software AG products by consolidating input from numerous monitoring products into a web-based tool. Not only does Optimize consolidate “green screen” information using color-coded graphs, it also incorporates “learning” capabilities that analyze past behavior and allow IT managers to take preemptive action on out-of-range conditions before the business is impacted. In addition, Optimize enables the IT manager to create rules to manage alerts and escalations in a way that matches his/her personal work style and the unique IT environment being monitored.

Rules-Based Alerts
Optimize allows customers to choose from a long list of pre-set monitor points or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each of the monitored Software AG products they own. Once KPI’s are selected, the customer can easily create rules about when and how to be alerted when a particular parameter goes out of range.

Predictive Monitoring
One of the most unique features of Optimize is its support of predictive analysis. Once Optimize tracks a particular KPI for a period of time, it “learns” normal system behavior. This learning capability enables an IT manager to receive an alert not only when a fixed measure-point is detected, but when a measurement deviates from normal. Using early-alerts, Optimize can thereby predict and warn of a potentially serious system problem before it happens.

Escalation Management
The ability to set rules within Optimize is particularly powerful for alert and escalation management. Not all rule violations across KPI’s (or within a single KPI) are of the same importance. Therefore, rules can be set within Optimize, such as, “Send an alert to my email after the second violation,” or “Send an alert to my pager after the third violation.” Optimize can also send an alert, for example, when a particular KPI returns to the normal range.

Optimize is able to receive input from numerous monitoring tools for Software AG products, including tools that monitor Adabas, Event Replicator, Natural, Entire System Server, EntireX and ApplinX. Optimize can also work with 3rd party tools based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). In addition to mainframe-based products, Optimize also supports Software AG products that run on Open System platforms (UNIX, Linux and Windows). Optimize for Infrastructure: Mainframe Edition is shipping now. Visit these pages for details.

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Software AG is the world’s largest independent provider of Business Infrastructure Software. Our 4,000 global enterprise customers achieve business results faster by modernizing, integrating and automating their IT systems and processes. As a result, they rapidly build measurable business value and meet changing business demands. Based on our solutions, organizations are able to liberate and govern their data, systems, applications, processes and services – achieving new levels of business flexibility.

Our leading product portfolio includes solutions for high performance data management, developing and modernizing applications, enabling service-oriented architecture, and improving business processes. By combining our technology with industry expertise and best practices experience, our customers improve and differentiate their businesses – faster.

Software AG has 40 years of global IT experience and over 3,600 employees serving customers in 70 countries. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). Software AG posted total revenues of €721 million in 2008.

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