SOURCE: ASG

February 17, 2006 06:00 ET

ASG Launches Comprehensive Workload Analysis and Forecasting Solution

ASG-Workload Optimization Suite™ Improves Management of Critical Batch Processing Environments

NAPLES, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 17, 2006 --ASG, an enterprise software provider to Global 5000 companies, today introduced the ASG-Workload Optimization Suite, a solution that improves workload forecasting and processing performance for better management of today's batch environments. This solution further extends ASG's Enterprise Workload Management solutions to provide customers with unrivaled coverage in the IT operations management market.

"Meeting business commitments through reliable batch workload processing is the core mission statement of any Operations Management organization," said Brian Anderson, Vice President of Integrated Scheduling and Workload Automation at ASG. "A solution like the ASG-Workload Optimization Suite provides users a simplified, interactive graphical view of their workload environments allowing them to better meet these commitments."

Increasing workloads and complex interdependencies between jobs complicate the ability to monitor schedules and predict batch performance. Today's environments require proven solutions to forecast workloads, verify performance, and understand scheduling and Job Control Language (JCL) environments. The ASG Workload Optimization Suite addresses all three of these important needs and provides these following components:

--  ASG-Workload Planner™ reduces data center complexity with an easy-
    to-use, interactive graphical presentation in flowchart format.
    
--  ASG-Workload Analyzer™ offers data centers an innovative, graphical
    tool to track processing performance and simplify analyzing and tracking
    problem areas in the processing cycle.
    
--  ASG-Workload Mapper™, a knowledge-gathering tool, provides a
    comprehensive view of IT software assets and interrelationships across the
    enterprise. It focuses on scheduling and JCL environments and provides a
    detailed interaction analysis between data and application flow.
    
About ASG's Integrated Scheduling and Workload Automation Solutions

ASG's Integrated Scheduling and Workload Automation Solutions focus on increasing the effectiveness, manageability, and reliability of Operations Management environments and include solutions for workload planning and analysis, mainframe and distributed scheduling, JCL and tape management, and managed file transfer.

About ASG

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global enterprise software firm that provides a full range of software solutions in the Metadata Management, Applications Management, Operations Management, Content Management, Performance Management, Security Management, and Infrastructure Management areas. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 50 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. For more information, visit ASG at www.asg.com.

For more information contact Gay McCabe at 239.435.2344 or gay.mccabe@asg.com.

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