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IBM extends Tivoli management to zSeries

IBM has announced that Tivoli systems management technology is being extended to its zSeries mainframe management products.

This extension has become necessary partly because some companies are moving back to centralised computing, said Steve Wojtowecz, director of strategy for Tivoli.

IBM has annouced three products fo the zSeries datacentre.

The Tivoli Management Portal is a web-based portal designed to interface with zSeries monitoring tools for a single view into the zSeries operating system, middleware, and network and storage systems.

Tivoli Storage Optimiser will aid zSeries storage monitoring by automating routine tasks such as moving storage volumes, IBM said.

The Tivoli Performance Modeler will help build models for IT resource capacity planning by enabling users to see the potential effects of changes in hardware or software configurations, said IBM.

Storage Optimiser is priced at $1,150 (£690) per value unit, or about $75,000 (£44,990) for the average datacentre. Performance Modeler is priced at $1,000 per value unit, or about $68,000 for an average datacentre. There is no charge for Tivoli Management Portal.

All three products will ship next month.

Matt Hamblen writes for Computerworld


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