|By PR Newswire||
|October 22, 2012 09:00 PM EDT||
PETERBOROUGH, England, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Halcyon Software, the global leader in systems management software, has announced the first product of its class that fully supports the Japanese language. Halcyon was assisted by Solpac, its Tokyo-based strategic partner, which is a leading provider of consultancy services and specialist software solutions for the Japanese IBM midrange server market. Solpac will provide Halcyon Software's full range of cross-platform monitoring and automation products to Japanese companies using IBM's Power Systems hardware, Windows and Linux servers throughout Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.
According to Hiroshi Watanabe, Managing Operating Officer at Solpac: "Delivering local language solutions to our customers and partners is vital in today's demanding market. Halcyon Software has developed a world-class offering in its cross-platform support for the IBM i, AIX, Linux and Windows operating systems."
Halcyon's new systems management software is fully compatible with 'double byte character sets' (DBCS), enabling user interfaces and help text screens to be fully utilised by Japanese companies in their own language. Halcyon designed the methodology for converting its back-end programming code to DBCS, while Solpac helped with translation. It is also the first cross-platform solution to forward Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps from the IBM i platform in Japanese for monitoring individual servers.
"Halcyon has made a significant investment in developing a totally new DBCS-based systems management software solution to meet the needs of Japanese companies operating throughout the Asia Pacific region," added Lorraine Cousins, Managing Director of Halcyon Software. "We are pleased to be partnering with Solpac to launch this unique solution that will enable Japanese users to monitor critical business applications and reduce operating costs."
The new software is being trialled with customers across Japan, who have already commended the modern user interfaces and specialist templates for monitoring Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business applications such as JD Edwards, Infor and SAP.
Halcyon Software will be partnering Solpac at the IBM Intermediate System User Conference (iSUC) 2012 in Sendai, Japan on 7th November. With a theme of 'Innovation - Into the Future', this conference will be an ideal forum to launch Halcyon Software's new DBCS monitoring tools to Japanese IBM users.
About Halcyon Software Ltd
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems, core applications and processes. They support IBM enterprise-class systems, including IBM® i and AIX®, as well as Windows® and Linux® platforms. Halcyon solutions are used by large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centres as well as small to medium sized organisations globally to ensure that vital IT systems, business applications and services are available 24/7. With regional offices in Peterborough UK, Philadelphia USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has a world-wide network of partners and distributors supporting Europe, the Americas and Asia Pac. For further information please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com
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