Boole & Babbage Awarded Amdahl Certification of MainView Products for Parallel Sysplex Management; Verification Process Simultaneously Validates MainView Capabilities and Sysplex Compatibility of Amdahl Millennium and 5995M Processors.SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 1996--Furthering its leadership in managing Parallel Sysplex environments, Boole & Babbage, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The extensive testing, conducted by software engineers in the Amdahl Test Laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, provides reciprocal verification of the latest Amdahl hardware running in a sysplex configuration and the capabilities of Boole & Babbage systems Management tools in a multivendor Parallel Sysplex environment.
"The introduction of the Amdahl Millennium processors is good news for customers who would like an alternative means of achieving the cost and availability advantages of parallel computing on S/390 CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Pronounced "c-moss." The most widely used integrated circuit design. It is found in almost every electronic product from handheld devices to mainframes. processors," said Mike Bunyard, senior marketing director, large systems at Boole & Babbage. "As the recent testing confirms, MainView provides the advanced systems management support necessary to give customers full confidence in early deployment of the newest Parallel Sysplex offerings."
"Amdahl is committed to offering corporate installations every option in making the move to Parallel Sysplex," said William Flanagan, vice president and general manager of compatible systems for Amdahl Corp. "As our testing outcomes show, the MainView products from Boole & Babbage provide the reliable support necessary to manage our newest sysplex-capable systems."
The release of the new Amdahl processors brings more competition to the market for S/390 CMOS processors with the capability to support Parallel Sysplex, an area previously supported only by IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) hardware models. In addition to offerings from IBM and Amdahl, the stable of available Parallel Sysplex-capable processors will also include new Pilot Series machines from Hitachi Data Systems See HDS. .
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Boole & Babbage is the worldwide leader in availability, performance and storage management solutions for distributed systems. Its Enterprise Automation solution set manages application availability from end-to-end, maximizing uptime and reducing operational costs for even the most complex IT enterprises. Through advanced interoperability with leading frameworks and a flexible architecture easily scaled to customer requirements, Boole & Babbage products provide a comprehensive systems management and automation solution for all applications, networks and computers -- from the mainframe to the desktop.
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