Syncsort’s New Cloud Capabilities Address Growing Requirements for Capacity Management Across Complex Hybrid EnvironmentsJune 19, 2018
Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced major enhancements to its Athene capacity management software, including the addition of Athene Cloud. The new cloud capabilities, and enhanced reporting and integration, support the growing need to optimize workloads to meet service performance objectives and control costs, both on-premise and in the cloud.
The new release, part of the Syncsort Optimize family of products, extends the ability to manage enterprise-wide workloads to the cloud. For organizations without internal capacity management teams, Syncsort now delivers Capacity Management-as-a-Service for on-premise and cloud environments. The new cloud capabilities enable organizations to easily scope on-premise to cloud migrations and workload optimization for hybrid cloud environments.
"With the trend toward creating new workloads and migrating existing workloads to the hybrid cloud, organizations have an even bigger challenge in avoiding running up big costs by over-provisioning capacity and impacting performance," said David Hodgson, CPO, Syncsort. "Infrastructure and operations leaders require a single capacity management solution for the enterprise that contains costs and prevents performance issues by avoiding the use of too little or too much capacity. The new capabilities in Athene are focused on optimizing workloads for critical business services, on-premise and in the cloud."
The new release also features advanced, enterprise-wide reporting and integration capabilities that help capacity managers optimize workloads across more environments, including IBM i.
To provide a more comprehensive view of enterprise-wide service delivery and control costs in an increasingly complex enterprise-wide environment, the new release of Athene includes:
- Addition of Athene Cloud, a cloud-based offering that eliminates the need to buy, install or maintain a server, and managed services provided by Syncsort for organizations without capacity management teams
- Enhanced monitoring and reporting, including user-defined metrics, across multiple data centers, on-premise and in the cloud, to improve enterprise-wide workload optimization and cloud migrations
- Ability to integrate IBM i capacity and performance data to an enterprise-wide service of key infrastructure platforms like z/OS, VMware, Hyper-V, Unix, Linux, SQL Server, HP, Oracle, IBM Tivoli, Windows, Exchange, OpenVMS
- Secure data transfer for hybrid cloud architectures that meet critical PCI compliance requirements