BMC Software Delivers Increased Availability and Performance for iSeries and AS/400 Enterprises Tuesday 27 February 2001 PDF Print PATROL(r) for AS/400 Provides Automated Management with Cross Platform Support HOUSTON (Feb. 26, 2001) BMC Software, Inc. [Nasdaq: BMCS], the leading provider of e-business systems management, today announced the new PATROL(r) for AS/400 solution designed to proactively manage the iSeries environment. PATROL for AS/400 automates repetitive monitoring tasks to reduce the burden on system administrators, increase management efficiency, and maximize availability in AS/400 environments. PATROL monitors critical aspects of AS/400 from a single console, ensuring consistent management across the diverse platforms in your organization. It provides an easy to use graphic view of all monitored systems including the AS/400 objects: system, message queues, active jobs, ASPs, libraries, subsystems, main storage pools, batch jobs and users. "Customers with complex systems that include AS/400 need to be able to manage their mission-critical applications across heterogeneous environments," said Carl Coken, director, PATROL platform solutions, BMC Software. "BMC Software's PATROL for AS/400 solution ensures that customers can manage these systems from a single console." PATROL for AS/400 Key Features and Benefits: * Reports and monitors availability and performance across critical areas of AS/400 and iSeries operation * Issues visual warnings and alarms when thresholds are exceeded, allowing easy identification of problem areas * Enables the event-based triggering of automatic user-supplied recovery or intervention actions * Allows remote, concurrent monitoring of multiple AS/400 and iSeries systems from a single console * Provides a native autonomous, scalable agent delivering comprehensive PATROL AS/400 platform support * PATROL Script Language (PSL) API allows the building and execution of sophisticated recovery actions, extending the application monitoring, and the execution of OS commands. * Provides consistent management across all platforms (iSeries, Unix, Windows 2000, etc.) by being part of the PATROL enterprise-wide application and data management solution. "iSeries is pleased to have a prominent solution provider like BMC Software supporting our customers and our products with their solutions," said John Reed, iSeries Director of Product Marketing and Management, IBM. "The announcement of the new native PATROL for AS/400 product, with its native PATROL agent, adds functions and breadth that complements iSeries' Management Central capabilities. This product will now allow customers in a heterogeneous environment to manage or monitor the other non-iSeries platforms from a single PATROL console, thus exploiting the iSeries' robust availability. We're pleased to have BMC add another product to the iSeries solution portfolio." About PATROL PATROL is a broad, integrated solution that enables the rapid deployment of advanced service-level management through a unique continuous improvement process. The process not only enables customers to measure service in terms of end-user response time of business transactions and publish reports on compliance against service level agreements (SLAs), but it also uniquely allows for automated diagnosis of the root cause of failures and prediction of the impact of business change on the quality of service delivered. >From a single graphical console, PATROL provides centralized control and helps to proactively manage systems, applications, databases and resources across e-business enabled enterprises. More information on PATROL and its benefits can be found at http://www.bmc.com/patrol Learning Universe Join BMC Software for a global gathering of information technology managers and technical staff from around the world at its annual global user conference, Learning Universe, June 3 - 7, 2001 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center in Florida. Show attendees will gain valuable insight on attaining end-to-end service level management. Additionally, members of the media will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with BMC Software's senior executives. To register today, see updates and get a full description of the sessions and curriculum for Learning Universe 2001, visit http://www.bmc.com/learninguniverse About BMC Software One of the world's largest independent software vendors, BMC Software delivers the most comprehensive e-business systems management software with the fastest guaranteed implementation. This Service Assurance(tm) strategy enhances the availability, performance and recoverability of companies' business-critical applications. Companies can use this management methodology to demonstrate their ability to deliver optimal service to their customers and partners by joining BMC Software OnSite(tm), a certification program which includes solution implementation and regular HealthChecks performed by BMC Software Professional Services. BMC Software is a Forbes 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2000 revenues exceeding $1.7 billion. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices worldwide. For more information please visit BMC Software's Web site at www.bmc.com. BMC Software, BMC Software OnSite, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective companies. (c) 2001 BMC Software, Inc. All rights reserved. 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