IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010 - (Page 50)

Solutions New offerings in the marketplace Availability ROI Tool and iSCORE Vision Solutions V ision Solutions introduces two new, no-cost offerings designed to assist Power Systems* customers with availability and system performance. Availability ROI Tool (ART) ¤ÃWeb-based ART calculates how much money businesses can save with better IT availability by dynamically comparing popular strategies’ ROI. ¤ Wizard-driven dialogue uses common business data to calculate costs. ¤ The tool graphically displays the custom ROI of high-availability or disaster-recovery solutions. ¤ Results can be obtained in as little as five minutes, then printed or e-mailed. iSCORE ¤ÃiSCORE Performs health checks on IBM i systems by analyzing multiple system attributes. ¤ The tool generates a portfolio of graphical reports, including a numeric summary score of the system’s state of optimization. ¤ Opportunities to optimize system performance and disk utilization are highlighted. Hedgehog Enterprise 3.5 Sentrigo entrigo releases Hedgehog Enterprise 3.5, a database activity-monitoring and intrusion-prevention solution. Several enhancements include: ¤ÃA new Application Mapping feature that collects information on databases, applications and users, and provides administrators with a simple interface to turn these findings into rules ¤ÃAutomatic identification of statistical data to build customized, granular security policies quickly, typically in just weeks ¤ Improved support for efficient WAN S deployments by compressing traffic between remote sensors and the server, enabling central management and monitoring of geographically distributed systems ¤ A community feedback mechanism to gather data on virtual patch alerts and automatically share this with Sentrigo’s research team, leveraging the experience base of all users to track database attack trends ¤ Improved reporting and standards compliance templates OS SUPPORT: AIX* 5.1 and above; Linux* PRICE: Starting at $1,400 per core URL: PER/ZIP4 WorksRight Software Inc. OS SUPPORT: ART: IBM i, AIX*; iScore: IBM i 6.1 and 5.4 PRICE: Free URL: orksRight Software’s PER/ZIP4, which matches addresses to the national ZIP+4 postal database, has been recertified for Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) processing by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for the 2009-10 cycle. PER/ZIP4 works within CASS to help businesses qualify for USPS postage discounts. It features: ¤ÃA batch interface for processing complete files W ¤ÃAn interactive interface for processing individual addresses ¤ An API interface for incorporating address standardization and validation into existing applications ¤ Sample code demonstrating the printing of POSTNET and Intelligent Mail bar codes ¤ A free 30-day trial OS SUPPORT: IBM i 6.1 and 5.4, i5/OS* V5R3, OS/400* V5R2-V4R2 PRICE: $4,800 per system for the first year; $2,400 subsequent renewals URL: FEBRUARY 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010
Editor's Desk: A New Technology Party
Dashboard: Smarter Healthcare's The Cat's Meow
Trends: Active Energy Manager 4.2 Integrates IT and Infrastructure
Insider: Recent Survey Explores the State of Power Systems Resilience
Case Study: Bunzl Distribution USA Assembles Success with Power Systems and SAN
Cover Story: Power Your Planet with the Latest Technology and Four New Servers
Feature: Five Business Problems Solved By Power Systems Server Consolidation
Open Source: Lotus and Zend Boast Active Open-Source Communities
Next: How the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Uses Data-Center Heat to Cut Energy Costs
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IBM Perspective: Wisely Using Performance Benchmarks

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010