Opalis Extends Support of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 with Automation and Orchestration Of IT Processes across Heterogenous Systems.
Gold-Certified Solution Offers Out-of-the-Box Workflow Processes to Automate Microsoft Operations Framework Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) provides operational guidance that helps organizations to achieve mission-critical system reliability, availability, supportability, and manageability with Microsoft products and technologies. and ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library, www.itil.co.uk) One of the more comprehensive as well as non-proprietary and publicly available sets of guidelines for "best practice" IT services management, owned by the British Office of Government Commerce (OGC). Best Practices for Incident and Change Management
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(2) (Meta Object F ) and ITIL best practices in Incident and Change Management that enable Microsoft customers to lower costs and accelerate deployments by managing across heterogeneous environments. Opalis will be showcasing its RBA technology at MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. in Booth #125.
"Our customers come to Opalis seeking help in managing IT across multiple data and departmental silos with a single point of control for automating and orchestrating critical IT processes," said Yale Tankus, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Opalis Software. "By integrating Opalis with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, customers are able to manage complex infrastructures with the only Windows-based RBA solution for Operations Manager."
Opalis RBA software incorporates the people, process, and technology required to orchestrate, integrate, and automate IT best practices, improving service delivery and service levels, while reducing operational costs. This is achieved through extensive out-of-the-box support for automating many IT workflows with the ability for a customer to modify the pre-defined workflows to fit their specific environment or create new workflows using an easy GUI-based process designer. Neither coding knowledge nor scripting is required. Opalis software complements existing systems management products and provides Integration Packs for over 25 major IT management and provisioning products on the market today.
Opalis Automates and Orchestrates Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
Opalis Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 is available now and extends Opalis' existing product support for Microsoft System Management Server, Virtual Server, Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) A programming interface (API) in Windows that allows system and network devices to be configured and managed. WMI is based on WBEM, which stores all definitions in a CIM database. . These out-of-the-box workflow processes allow for IT Operations to integrate Operations Manager 2007 with management tools from BMC (BMC Software, Inc., Houston, TX, www.bmc.com) A leading supplier of software that supports and improves the availability, performance, and recovery of applications in complex computing environments. , CA, EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. , HP, 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) , and VMware and automate best practices and improve IT efficiency. The Integration Pack provides IT professionals with the ability to automate incident and problem diagnostics and remediation processes and direct critical alerts to the service desk.
"We are very happy to have partners of Opalis' quality delivering integrations with System Center Operations Manager 2007," said Carl Coken, Director, Strategic Alliances Management & Solutions Division at Microsoft. "With this integration, Microsoft customers can control complex IT systems and processes and increase service levels delivered with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007."
About Opalis Software, Inc.
Opalis Software, Inc., founded in 1999 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is the Run Book Automation (RBA) market leader with software that orchestrates, integrates, and automates IT operational processes. With Opalis, IT organizations can reduce costs, improve service delivery, and ensure compliance through repeatable, reliable and standardized best practices.
With more than 800 global customers, including Toyota, Woolworths, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, and the Bank of New York The Bank of New York, abbrieviated to BNY, was a global financial services company that existed until its merger with the Mellon Financial Corporation on July 2, 2007. The bank now continues under the new name of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. , and the most comprehensive set of integrations with leading service management tools, Opalis integrates into any system, process, or application and standardizes them into ITIL best practices. For more information on Opalis, please visit www.opalis.com.
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