CA’s Unicenter WSDM Delivers New Plug-In Technology for .NET Web Services

Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) announced it will provide administrators of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2000 with visibility into the health and status of enterprise Web services, enabling them to track and manage business processes across .NET environments.

Unicenter WSDM delivers complete business-level and IT-level management of .NET Web services environments, including real-time alerts and proactive management tools. Microsoft Operations Manager provides event and performance management for Windows Servers and .NET environments. By linking Unicenter WSDM's capabilities to MOM, the new CA management pack delivers state-of-the- art management of. NET-enabled business systems – enabling Microsoft customers to instantly detect any problems that could threaten performance or availability of critical services. This management is essential for maximizing the business value that organizations realize from Web services technology.

CA has already delivered integration between MOM and Unicenter NSM, enabling Unicenter NSM to act as a heterogeneous "manager of managers," receiving alerts and management data from MOM and other management resources across the enterprise. Unicenter WSDM is scheduled for general release in Q403; the Unicenter Web Services Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager is scheduled to ship in the following quarter.

Actional Integrates Leading Web Services Management Platform with Microsoft Operations Manager

Actional Corporation, a Web services management market share leader, launched new technologies and tools in support of Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), expanding and complementing Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) functionality with Web services management capabilities.

New Actional technologies and tools include the Actional Web Services Management Pack, Looking Glass MOM Connector, and Actional Controls for Visual Studio .NET. With these new offerings, organizations will better be able to globally and uniformly monitor and control IT assets, including Web services.

The Actional Web services management platform provides active operational management of highly complex, interdependent networks of Web services applications. Actional solutions focus on monitoring and actively participating in the flow of messages between systems, rather than on the systems themselves, which is the focus of MOM. With today's announcement, Actional is extending Microsoft's systems management capabilities with Web services instrumentation and active control, as well as dynamic "self healing" of the service network through Actional's Service Stabilizer technology – all of which is accessible from the MOM console or as Visual Studio .NET controls.

AmberPoint Introduce Management Pack to Enhance Web Services Capabilities of Microsoft Operations Manager

AmberPoint, Inc., announced that it is enhancing the integration between its industry-leading Web services management solutions and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2000 with the addition of a new Management Pack module. MOM 2000, Microsoft Corp.'s leading enterprise management solution, provides enterprise monitoring, management and security for Windows-based systems. By implementing the AmberPoint Management Pack for MOM 2000, customers of both companies can achieve end-to-end management across their complete Web services environments, including Web services on both .NET and J2EE platforms.

Used in conjunction with AmberPoint Web services management solutions, AmberPoint's new extension will allow MOM 2000 to have greater control over the operational health of Web services applications and optimize the business value of loosely coupled systems. Enterprises can get a holistic, real-time view into their IT environments, automate crucial tasks, and align their IT goals with business objectives.

Microsoft provides basic Web services management through MOM, Windows Server 2003 and management instrumentation accessible via Visual Studio .NET. MOM Management Packs contain extensive operational knowledge for specific applications, data sources and information systems. Through AmberPoint's new Management Pack and leveraging the MOM Connector Framework, AmberPoint solutions communicate bidirectionally with MOM 2000.

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