Availant enhanced its availability management software to integrate with Compaq's Web-based intelligent manageability tool, Compaq Insight Manager XE. Compaq will distribute this version, Compaq Availability Agents, with all new Compaq ProLiant servers. Compaq will also offer Compaq Availability agents for licensing on already-installed ProLiant and ProSignia servers.
Availant Manager, which runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows NT server, is intelligent availability management software that automatically acts to prevent system failure. With Availant Manager, system administrators can increase overall system availability by defining goals and rules that automatically detect and prevent issues associated with CPU use, disk capacity, memory capacity and network connectivity on Microsoft Windows servers.
"Customers are telling us that they are constantly challenged to improve systems availability in a resource-constrained environment, and our agreement with Availant responds to customer needs by providing a first step towards self-healing systems," said Mike Clark, Compaq's vice president, high availability and manageability, Industry Standard Server Group.
"In bringing Availant Manager to market, we wanted to join forces with a company dedicated to the availability needs of the customer. Compaq's server leadership, combined with their customer focus, provided an ideal relationship for Availant. Together we will meet the ongoing needs of customers that rely on technology to run their business," said George Linscott, president and CEO of Availant.
Availant and Compaq plan to continue to work together to enhance and promote the functionality and scope of Availant Manager and the Compaq Availability Agents.
Founded in 1989, Availant markets and sells to enterprises worldwide in the finance, telecommunications, retail, health care, and transportation industries, where availability management and continuous access to enterprise information is essential to business operations. The company's products and services are available directly from Availant, through business partners, and through value-added resellers in the United States, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
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