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ASG’s New Business Service Platform(TM) (BSP(TM)) Solutions for Performance Management Bridge the Gap Between Mainframe and Distributed Environments

July 15, 2008

ASG Software Solutions, the originator of ASG’s Business Service Platform(TM) (BSP(TM)), 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, virtualization performance management, enterprise performance management, and z/OS(R) 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. ASG’s BSP solutions for performance management now include seamless integration of both distributed and mainframe environments, plus turnkey support for z/OS, distributed, virtualized, J2EE and .NET systems. Because the open architecture of ASG’s BSP solutions allows integration with third-party vendor and custom-built solutions, it helps users leverage their investment in existing IT assets.

ASG’s 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 Platform(TM) (BSP(TM)), providing a seamless view of IT for decision support.

ASG’s new BSP solutions are supported by six strategic rollouts in ASG’s popular line of ASG-TMON(R) performance monitoring products, which include solutions for z/OS, TCP/IP, IMS(TM), CICS(R), WebSphere(R) 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-TMON’s proven performance results to entirely new markets and customers.

These new developments are significant milestones in ASG’s ongoing BSP vision, which aims to fuse the goals and metrics of IT and business. With ASG’s BSP, CIOs can manage the enterprise from the perspective of business services, avoiding critical downtime while saving time and money.

“A business’ profitability and market position depend on how well it can capitalize on the interaction of its people and processes. Technology optimizes these interactions for better results,” says Gary Henderson, ASG Director of Performance Product Management. “That’s 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.”

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Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global firm that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in Metadata, Applications, Operations, Content, Performance, Identity, and Infrastructure Management as well as the Business Service Platform. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. ASG’s Business Service Platform(TM) (BSP) is a solution for companies that want to manage their underlying technology and ensure that their IT infrastructure enhances business performance. ASG’s BSP goes beyond Business Service Management (BSM) software by using a sophisticated engine to collect information on all IT assets and relates those assets to overall business services as specific configuration items (CIs). In addition, ASG’s BSP is a powerful tool to help companies become IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL(R)) compliant.

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