Perfman® Introduces v7.0 Featuring a Web-Based Executive Dashboard and Reporting for IBM PowerVMTM Systems
New Features Help IT See, Track and Predict Capacity and Performance Throughout the
BETHLEHEM, PA–( EMWNews – March 31, 2008) – Perfman today announced the availability of
two major additions to its popular cross-platform systems management
solution: the PointView Suite of Executive Dashboards and powerful new
reporting features for AIX® and Linux® on IBM.
PointView Executive Dashboards
The Perfman PointView™ module allows IT and non-IT professionals to view
resources by service, line-of-business, location, application or
user-defined categories, such as time-sensitive events, to be in sync with
a company’s short- and long-term business delivery and planning cycles. The
product’s user-based roles feature provides focused access, to allow a
specific audience to participate in problem identification and remediation
or to further improve productivity of specific business activities.
PointView also provides automatic, integrated service level exception
reporting, to quickly identify current and future problem areas, including
high level views of hundreds, or even thousands, of heterogeneous systems.
The dashboards are available via an intuitive, web-based interface for fast
and flexible navigation with rapid drill-down, from high level to system
level detail, for quick issue isolation and subsequent remediation.
Furthermore, PointView is integrated into the Perfman solution and can work
in tandem to produce comprehensive cause/effect relationships and new
approaches to solving problems.
“This release is designed to help eliminate the myth that IT investments
and operations cannot be evaluated in ways that are relevant to the
business,” stated Lance Roncalli, CEO Perfman. “We think of PointView as a
gateway through which the IT function can become fully integrated into a
IBM PowerVM™ Reporting Features
For AIX and Linux on IBM environments, Perfman for UNIX provides a complete
set of intuitive, sophisticated capabilities. It allows CPU utilization to
be viewed from either a virtual or physical perspective, and generates
accurate reporting for AIX and Linux virtualization on System p logical
partitions (LPARs) whether dedicated or shared.
Some of Perfman for UNIX’s features include: centralized, enterprise-wide
management regardless of operating system or geographic location; an
easy-to-use desktop interface that can install in hours; fully automated
analysis and reporting with an integrated web publishing option; and
cross-partition monitoring to allow physical views of the server and its
partitions. Perfman for UNIX also includes Perfman Analyst, a powerful
Microsoft Windows®-based analysis tool that simplifies access to charts
and tools using an intuitive Navigator and Data Selector.
Perfman for UNIX, is part of the Perfman solution suite of offerings,
designed to improve the productivity of valuable administration staff
through knowledge-based analysis and automated report generation and
“At Perfman, we are experts at resolving issues to achieve IT
infrastructure excellence. In fact, we’ve been doing exactly that for over
twenty years,” adds Roncalli. “The evolution of our offering, from legacy
systems through virtualization, gives our solution unmatched credibility in
a marketplace filled with newcomers.”
Availability and Pricing
Perfman version 7.0 is available immediately for complex environments that
include any combination of PowerVM™, VMWare®, Windows®, UNIX®,
Linux®, AIX®, z/OS®, CICS®, DB2®, Tape Libraries and Oracle®.
Version 7.0 includes the PointView module and all reporting capabilities.
For more information on how to purchase Perfman directly from the company
or through one of its authorized value added resellers, call 610-865-0300
or visit www.perfman.com.
Perfman is a leading provider of cross-platform systems management
solutions that enable IT departments to be more proactive — providing a
planned, sound methodology for data collection, analysis, modeling,
implementation, monitoring and reporting. The company offers a single,
integrated solution for rapid and cost-effective management of the entire
IT infrastructure, including virtualization, without months of planning,
difficult implementation, or additional staff. For over twenty years,
hundreds of clients have experienced significant cost-savings, better IT
infrastructure intelligence, fewer surprises, and more forward thinking
plans. More information is available at www.perfman.com.
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