Halcyon Software Announces MQ Manager for IBM i

PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 3, 2014 – PETERBOROUGH, U.K. — Halcyon Software, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of MQ Manager, a new solution that will proactively monitor the performance and availability of IBM WebSphere® MQ Server.  MQ Manager will deliver key benefits to organisations by ensuring the flow of data is not disrupted to minimise business risk, saving IT resources by eliminating the need for manual checking and reducing operational costs.

MQ Manager raises alerts whenever thresholds are breached, detecting ‘bottle necks’ and identifying any issues which potentially could prevent data from reaching its required destination.  It monitors the seven key components of IBM WebSphere: MQ Queue Manager, MQ Listeners, MQ Channels, MQ Queues, MQ Services, MQ Cluster Manager Status and MQ Events.

Halcyon Software’s new performance monitoring tool will continuously and automatically monitor essential MQ processes, negating the need for experienced IT staff to manually check the status of the critical elements of the WebSphere application server. It runs every 60 seconds by default, but can be configured to suit operational requirements to check specific rule-based criteria against current WebSphere MQ values before performing pre-defined actions.

MQ Manager delivers fault management processes by proactively checking for impending problems. This will trigger alarm notifications and appropriate actions as well as gather performance data for planning, analysis and reporting problems.  The solution can be used as a stand-alone product or in conjunction with any of the Halcyon Monitoring Suites and shares common features such as calendars, escalation procedures and authorities used by existing Halcyon products. It is supplied with best practice example rules that will monitor MQ regardless of the destination platform, saving considerable time for management and configuration.

“MQ Manager is an intelligent product which comes with a unique web-browser graphical user interface that will enable IT teams to remotely monitor via a smartphone or tablet. It is shipped with the Halcyon Enterprise Console so that IT teams can receive and rapidly respond to issues wherever they are located before they escalate and impact the business,” commented Donnie MacColl, Technical Services Director of Halcyon Software.  “The first release of this new solution will support the IBM i platform, with future versions supporting other operating systems such as AIX, Windows and Linux.”

MQ Manager has been designed to be easy to use and low maintenance in terms of administration as it doesn’t require scripting or specialist knowledge.  It is available as a stand-alone option and it also integrates with Halcyon’s IBM i monitoring suites, levels 1-4.  The solution is available for immediate download.  For more information visit: http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/MQ

About Halcyon Software

Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems, core applications and processes.  They support IBM® enterprise-class systems, including IBM® i and AIX®, as well as Windows® and Linux® platforms.  Halcyon solutions are used world-wide by large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centres as well as small to medium-sized organisations to ensure that vital IT systems, business applications and services are available 24/7.  With regional offices in Peterborough UK, Raleigh USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has an international network of partners and distributors supporting Europe, the Americas and Asia Pac. For further information please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com

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