NetIQ and AK Computer Services Form Technology Alliance; AK Computer Services to Provide Ongoing Development and Support for Select AppManager Modules.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004
NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq:NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced a technology alliance with AK Computer Services Data processing (timesharing, batch processing), software development and consulting services. See service bureau, SaaS and ASP. Ltd. As a UK-based technology partner of NetIQ, AK Computer Services has been granted a worldwide license to provide ongoing development and support for the following AppManager(R) modules:
-- AppManager for Microsoft Analysis Services Microsoft Analysis Services is a group of OLAP and Data Mining services provided in Microsoft SQL Server. History
Microsoft's foray into OLAP Server business began in 1996 with the acquisition of OLAP technology from the Israeli company, Panorama Software.
-- AppManager for Microsoft Application Center
-- AppManager for Microsoft BizTalk Server Microsoft BizTalk Server, often referred to as simply "BizTalk", is a business process management (BPM) server. Through the use of "adapters" which are tailored to communicate with different software systems used in a large enterprise, it enables companies to automate and integrate
-- AppManager for Microsoft Commerce Server Microsoft Commerce Server is a Microsoft tool for building e-commerce systems. It uses Microsoft .NET technology. Commerce Server replaced Microsoft Site Server. Versions for Windows
-- AppManager for Microsoft ISA (1) (Instruction Set Architecture) See instruction set.
(2) (Interactive Services Association) See Internet Alliance.
(3) (Internet Security and Acceleration) See .NET.
-- AppManager for Microsoft Message Queue Server Messaging middleware for Windows NT from Microsoft. Code named Falcon, and abbreviated MSMQ, it allows programs to send messages to other programs. It can be used to queue up transactions in a transaction processing system, for example.
-- AppManager for Microsoft SMS (1) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.
(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT Server.
-- AppManager for Microsoft Transaction Server A TP monitor for Windows NT servers from Microsoft that supports transaction-based applications on LANs, the Internet and intranets. It also serves as the infrastructure for a multi-tier system. It is used in the middle tier between the client and the database server.
-- AppManager for Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. Load Balancing Services
-- AppManager for Sybari Antigen for Exchange
-- AppManager for Trend Micro ScanMail
Through May 28, 2004, existing customers of these modules should continue to contact NetIQ for technical support. After May 28, 2004, these modules will be re-branded as Gestio Modules for AppManager, and will be sold and supported by AK Computer Services and its authorized channel partners.
"NetIQ is bringing products to market faster by leveraging a partner eco-system to accelerate enhancements to AppManager modules," said David Pann, vice president of product management and product marketing for the Systems Management Group at NetIQ. "Our alliance with AK Computer Services will enable AppManager customers to continue to have the broadest and deepest management view into their distributed IT infrastructure."
AppManager's modular architecture allows application-specific modules to be easily developed independent of the underlying agent and management infrastructure. The Gestio modules will run on top of the same agent and management infrastructure as all other AppManager modules, including those developed directly by NetIQ.
AK Computer Services is a systems management consultancy that provides system design, implementation, performance tuning and customization services for AppManager, AppAnalyzer(R) and Microsoft SQL Server A relational DBMS from Microsoft that is a major component of the Windows Server System. It is Microsoft's high-end client/server database and is closely integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft Office System. . The company is led by former NetIQ employees with 17 years of combined experience working with AppManager.
"AK Computer Services is proud of the confidence that NetIQ has displayed in our abilities, customer commitment and operational stability," said Peter Stevens, managing director at AK Computer Services. "Our extensive knowledge of AppManager and NetIQ will enable a seamless transition of development and support from NetIQ to AK Computer Services."
NetIQ's AppManager assures the performance and availability of mission-critical servers and applications across Windows, Linux and UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). platforms through proactive monitoring, quick diagnostics and problem resolution. It also helps optimize the utilization and productivity of IT resources through advanced reporting, analysis and automation. In addition to delivering the broadest and deepest management view into the distributed IT infrastructure, AppManager provides a robust architecture that is easy to use, quick to deploy and capable of scaling to thousands of servers.
About AK Computer Services Ltd.
AK Computer Services is a systems management consultancy based in Hampshire, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2002 by the management team who started the European operations for NetIQ. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.ak-computer.co.uk. Information about the Gestio modules, product roadmap and partners is available at www.gestio.co.uk.
NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq:NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions. Historically focused on managing Windows-based applications, NetIQ now delivers cross-platform solutions that enhance business performance resulting in higher returns on infrastructure and Web investments. NetIQ products are sold across all continents directly and through a network of authorized NetIQ partners and resellers. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston, Texas; Portland, Ore; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash., and Galway, Ireland. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.netiq.com or call 888-323-6768.
NetIQ, AppManager and AppAnalyzer are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetIQ Corporation in the United States and other countries. Gestio is a registered trademark of AK Computer Services Ltd. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.