Perfman Introduces v7.0 Featuring Web-based Executive Dashboard

<strong>Bethlehem, Pa. &mdash; April 1</strong><br />Perfman 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.<br /><br /><strong>PointView Executive Dashboards</strong><br />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&#39;s short- and long-term business delivery and planning cycles. The product&#39;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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Furthermore, PointView is integrated into the Perfman solution and can work in tandem to produce comprehensive cause and effect relationships and new approaches to solving problems.<br /><br />"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 at Perfman. " We think of PointView as a gateway through which the IT function can become fully integrated into a company&#39;s business."<br /><br /><strong>Reporting Features</strong><br />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.<br /><br />Some of Perfman for UNIX&#39;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.<br /><br />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 publishing.<br /><br />"At Perfman, we are experts at resolving issues to achieve IT infrastructure excellence. In fact, we&#39;ve been doing exactly that for over 20 years," adds Roncalli. "The evolution of our offering, from legacy systems through virtualization, gives our solution unmatched credibility in a marketplace filled with newcomers."<br /><br /><strong>Availability and Pricing</strong><br />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.<br />

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