February 21, 2008 05:00 ET

Aldon Fully Supports IBM's i5/OS V6R1

Aldon Reaffirms Its Commitment to the System i by Embracing IBM's New Operating System

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Aldon, the leading provider of process-driven application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today announced it is fully compatible with IBM's new operating system for System i servers, V6R1. All Aldon products will be available for this major new release by March 21, when IBM will begin shipping the long-awaited new operating system.

"This means that our customers will be able to hit the ground running with the new system, which is arguably the most important operating system release that the IBM midrange team has put into the field in over ten years," said Matt Scholl, COO and president of Aldon. "By ensuring our products are aligned with V6R1, we're sending a clear message to the market that we remain committed to and are investing in the System i space."

Important new virtualization and RPG and CL enhancements are some of the touted features of the new i5/OS operating system release. Aldon customers will have full access to the plethora of rich features in the release, including native encryption, enhanced intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, support for iSCSI networks, Java and DB2 performance enhancements, a new performance monitoring tool called Performance Investigator, modified pricing on DB2 Web Query and repacking of development tools for the System i platform.

The Aldon Suite

The Aldon ALM solution provides IT business process automation, requirements management, software configuration management, multiple version management and software deployment to companies worldwide. Built to address complex multi-platform environments as well as the needs of geographically distributed IT organizations, the Aldon Suite gives companies a defined, repeatable, measurable and traceable process for every stage of their application and services development. The integrated suite is comprised of Aldon Lifecycle Manager, Aldon Deployment Manager and Aldon Community Manager.

About Aldon

Aldon is the leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, bringing the benefits of process-driven application change management to IT, and accelerating the delivery of mission-critical business applications. Aldon ALM solutions support today's agile organizations by enabling IT teams to greatly improve their products' time to market, reduce business disruptions, achieve regulatory compliance and increase return on investment. More than 1,300 companies, including 70 of the Fortune 100, rely on Aldon ALM solutions for enterprise software configuration and change management for their IT business processes. Established in 1979, Aldon is headquartered in Emeryville, California and maintains 16 offices worldwide serving more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit

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