SOURCE: ASG Software Solutions

July 08, 2008 08:09 ET

ASG and Tideway Partner to Provide a MetaCMDB™ Solution With Complete Automated Discovery and Mapping Capabilities

NAPLES, FL--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - ASG Software Solutions, the originator of ASG's Business Service Platform™ (BSP™), a true platform for Business Service Management (BSM), and ASG's MetaCMDB™, announces its partnership with Tideway to provide customers with a single solution for complete discovery of both packaged and custom applications in mainframe and distributed environments. The partnership allows ASG to sell Tideway Foundation™ as a fully integrated and functional component of ASG's MetaCMDB, automatically discovering and mapping run time infrastructure to business applications, enabling the clear alignment of business and IT.

Tideway is a recognized leader in mapping application relationships to physical and virtual infrastructure, including the critical dependencies that exist between these elements. ASG is not only an industry leader in application portfolio management with its powerful ASG-becubic™ product, but is also a major innovator in CMDB technology with its MetaCMDB, which features ASG-Rochade® technology. The combination of the technologies from Tideway and ASG creates a complete CMDB solution that is unparalleled in the marketplace.

According to a report by Glenn O'Donnell, senior analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., "The configuration management database (CMDB) is a major topic for IT operations professionals, as maturing IT organizations now comprehend its pivotal role in operational process initiatives such as ITIL®." And as this technology type and vendor landscape continues to mature, O'Donnell writes, "There will be no competitive differentiation in the data held or exchanged, only in how the vendor assembles and leverages such data. Expect the big four... to move more slowly than smaller, nimble players... such as ASG and Tideway." ("A Federated CMDB Remains Distant, But Start Now," Forrester Research, Inc., June 2008).

The new MetaCMDB solution offers a high level of decision support for business and IT, providing the tools for accurate project planning and estimation as well as for prioritization based on real and accurate data. The combined technologies offer businesses a fully automated documentation of business service dependencies, reducing overall risk and accelerating the generation of an accurate and maintained service model.

The partnership between ASG and Tideway includes joint marketing, training, and support efforts on a global scale to bring the fully integrated, Tideway-enabled MetaCMDB solution to a broad customer base.

Availability

ASG's MetaCMDB is available immediately with Tideway Foundation. ASG and Tideway will demonstrate their combined technologies at the itSMF & BCS Conference, The CMDB and CMS - the Powerhouse of Service Management, July 8 and 9, 2008 in London, UK. Demonstrations will take place on the Tideway stand, E21, at the Olympia Conference Center.

About ASG | www.asg.com

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global firm that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in Metadata, Applications, Operations, Content, Performance, Identity, and Infrastructure Management as well as the Business Service Platform. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. ASG's Business Service Platform™ (BSP) is a solution for companies that want to manage their underlying technology and ensure that their IT infrastructure enhances business performance. ASG's BSP goes beyond Business Service Management (BSM) software by using a sophisticated engine to collect information on all IT assets and relates those assets to overall business services as specific configuration items (CIs). In addition, ASG's BSP is a powerful tool to help companies become IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) compliant.

About Tideway

Tideway provides a shared platform for technologists to visualize and report on the data they need to make informed decisions. Tideway Foundation™ software continuously maps application relationships to physical and virtual infrastructure, including the dependencies between them. This single, automated view of application topology enables enterprises to cut costs, reduce risk and better manage change. Tideway is rated as a category leader by prominent analyst firms. Clients include Dresdner Kleinwort, ING, Linklaters and Mizuho Bank. For more information, visit www.tideway.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Parker Hathcock
    Corporate PR Manager
    ASG Software Solutions
    direct: 239-435-3658
    toll-free: 800-932-5536
    parker.hathcock@asg.com

    Casy Jones
    Senior Vice President
    Ruder Finn/Chicago
    211 E. Ontario St., 16th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    312.644.8600