Volume 13, Number 6 -- February 19, 2013
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PowerHA Installs Exceed 2,000 Globally, IBM Says
by Alex Woodie

More than 2,000 customers around the world are using PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i, says Steve Finnes, IBM's worldwide product offering manager for PowerHA on AIX and IBM i. And with new HA capabilities for small and midsize businesses arriving with the IBM i 7.1 TR6 release of the software, the number of customers running PowerHA on smaller systems like the Power 720 is likely to grow. READ MORE >

PowerTech Shines a Light on 'Black Hole' Commands
by Alex Woodie

Despite all the auditing and journaling functions in the IBM i OS, it's still possible for a user to issue commands without accountability. For example, when users start an interactive SQL session, they are basically invisible to the administrator until the session ends. To help thwart this black hole of liability, PowerTech has added a new feature to Authority Broker that uses screenshots of the 5250 session to all track activity, regardless of the tool they're using. READ MORE >

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Vision Launches Cloud Initiative for RaaS
by Alex Woodie

Vision Solutions last week unveiled new software and licensing models that should make it easier for public cloud providers to offer Vision's disaster recovery and high availability solutions to Power and X86 customers. For Power customers, a key element of Vision's new cloud strategy is metered billing for MIMIX, which Vision says will streamline licensing and billing in a cloud environment, to provide recovery as a service (RaaS). READ MORE >

Cilasoft Monitors Additional Exit Points with IBM i Security Tool
by Alex Woodie

IBM i security software developer Cilasoft last week unveiled enhancements to two of its products, including CONTROLER, its exit point monitoring solution, and EAM, its Elevated Authority Manager solution. Cilasoft says the capability to monitor two additional exit points in CONTROLER--the open database file and socket exit points--as well as new commands in the tool, will give IBM i shops a powerful new way to enforce data-centric security policies, which it claims is an enormous breakthrough. READ MORE >

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ARCAD Updates IT Service Management Tool
by Alex Woodie

ARCAD Software recently announced the release of ARCAD-Customer version 9.5, the latest release of its IT service management and customer request tracking tool. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Correction: Oracle Does Support Old JDE World on New IBM i

• CNX Officially a Sencha Partner for Services

• Help/Systems Opens European Headquarters

• Boomi Grows Cloud Integration Under Dell

• Pet Food Distributor Benefits from New IBM i Setup

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Vision Launches Cloud Initiative for RaaS

Cilasoft Monitors Additional Exit Points with IBM i Security Tool

ARCAD Updates IT Service Management Tool

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Correction: Oracle Does Support Old JDE World on New IBM i . . . CNX Officially a Sencha Partner for Services . . . Help/Systems Opens European Headquarters . . . Boomi Grows Cloud Integration Under Dell . . . Pet Food Distributor Benefits from New IBM i Setup . . .

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