Software AG Introduces Optimize for Infrastructure: Mainframe Edition

Darmstadt, (PresseBox) - .

- 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

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 finetune 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 systemwide 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 webbased tool. Not only does Optimize consolidate "green screen" information using colorcoded graphs, it also incorporates "learning" capabilities that analyze past behavior and allow IT managers to take preemptive action on outofrange 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 preset 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 measurepoint is detected, but when a measurement deviates from normal. Using earlyalerts, 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 mainframebased 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 the website for details.

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