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Halcyon Software, a global leader in systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of the latest version of Network Server Suite, the leading monitoring and automation software solution for multi-platform environments.  The new release will enable organizations to ensure maximum availability of servers and network devices to maintain business operations around the clock.

The cross-platform capabilities of Network Server Suite have been enhanced to provide more comprehensive monitoring of critical applications running on AIX and Linux operating systems as well as Windows.  It includes a graphical Enterprise Console that provides greater visibility of important events enabling users to view and manage alerts through a single centralized dashboard.  Automatic alerts can be also be sent to staff by email or SMS and a free app for Apple and Android smartphones or tablets provides a portable view of the console to manage applications, processes and SNMP devices from any location. 

According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director for Halcyon Software, “Network Server Suite V9.0 features automated troubleshooting capabilities that will complement the skills of AIX and Linux specialists enabling them to diagnose problems faster and free up their time to focus on other operational issues.  It will also allow organizations to embed existing AIX and Linux skills into a point and click solution that can be used by IT administrators to manage cross-platform IT environments and supplement the capabilities of key staff.”

Network Server Suite V9.0 also has advanced troubleshooting tools that provide an instant overview of important system events such as bottlenecks and failed logons with automatic alerts if unusual activity is detected that may indicate potential hacking attacks.  Another new feature is the Disk Utilization utility, which monitors and reports on disk and other hardware issues.

The automation tools increase operational efficiency by speeding up the process of running scripts, analysing files and generating detailed reports, enabling potential issues to be quickly identified and resolved.  In addition, existing scripts can be uploaded into the software and run securely with full error checking.

Halcyon Software is also introducing a new lite version of Network Server Suite, which enables the monitoring of VIOS (Virtual I/O Server) on IBM Power Systems.  With pre-defined template rules, it will help users to integrate the automatic monitoring of VIOS with other monitoring and alerting tools for IBM Power Systems.  Halcyon Software’s VIOS monitoring guide can be downloaded from www.halcyonsoftware.com/vios

Existing users can upgrade to the latest, standard version of Network Server suite free of charge.  For additional information on the Network Server Suite, please visit www.halcyonsoftware.com

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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