ASG Software Solutions, the originator of ASGâs Business Service Platformâ¢ (BSPâ¢), a true platform for Business Service Management (BSM), has expanded its BSP capabilities to seamlessly integrate key performance information from both distributed and mainframe environments.
The new BSP solutions responsible for this enhanced functionality include specific products for distributed performance management, virtualisation performance management, enterprise performance management, and z/OSÂ® performance and reporting management.
These strategic new developments are designed to assist in locating key performance information, federating this data into a meaningful context, and automating the performance management process for a wide range of IT environments. ASGâs BSP solutions for performance management now include seamless integration of both distributed and mainframe environments, plus turnkey support for z/OS, distributed, virtualised, J2EE and .NET systems. Because the open architecture of ASGâs BSP solutions allows integration with third-party vendor and custom-built solutions, it helps users leverage their investment in existing IT assets.
ASGâs BSP solutions for performance management create a vital and robust link between IT and business, providing a single-pane, real-time view of IT performance issues and enabling strategic decision support. Flexible and comprehensive, this package of solutions helps IT directors and CIOs to identify performance issues before they impact or impair business. These significant developments combine with other, new ASG technology, co-developed by ASG and Microsoft, that connects Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to ASG's Business Service Platformâ¢ (BSPâ¢), providing a seamless view of IT for decision support.
ASGâs new BSP solutions are supported by six strategic rollouts in ASGâs popular line of ASG-TMONÂ® performance monitoring products, which include solutions for z/OS, TCP/IP, IMSâ¢, CICSÂ®, WebSphereÂ® MQ, and WebSphere MQ Enterprise Edition. Not only do these advances provide enhanced infrastructure visibility for current ASG-TMON users, but they also open up ASG-TMONâs proven performance results to entirely new markets and customers.
These new developments are significant milestones in ASGâs ongoing BSP vision, which aims to fuse the goals and metrics of IT and business. With ASGâs BSP, CIOs can manage the enterprise from the perspective of business services, avoiding critical downtime while saving time and money.
âA businessâs profitability and market position depend on how well it can capitalise on the interaction of its people and processes. Technology optimises these interactions for better results,â says Gary Henderson, ASG Director of Performance Product Management. âThatâs what we keep top-of-mind as we develop our BSP solutions. At the end of the day, IT performance and business performance are really the same thing.â