CCSS Partners with eXystus Technologies in the Philippines
June 26, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
System management software provider CCSS said last week that it had inked a deal with eXystus Technologies for the latter to distribute and support the former’s OS/400 and i5/OS tool called the QSystem Management Suite in the Philippines.
eXystus Technologies is the first Asian agent for CCSS’ products, and the company said that it was formed to “fill a void” in the technical service offerings in the Philippines when it comes to the System i. The company is based in the capital city of Manila. “Being System i consultants, we are not expert sales reps,” says Edward Soro, senior manager of the System i solutions division of eXystus Technologies. “However because of the simplicity and straightforward approach of the QSystem Management suite, it sells itself.”
In January, IBM renewed the ServerProven status of QSystem Management Suite, which also helps sell the software because customers get big rebates if they buy a new System i5 or an upgrade to one in addition to ServerProven software. Back in January, IBM also renewed the Advanced Business Partner status that CCSS has held in the past. That status gives CCSS advanced access to future iSeries hardware and software (such as the impending i5/OS V5R4) so CCSS can make sure its tools stay competitive.
The QSystem Management Suite consists of QSystem Monitor, which does real-time monitoring and reporting on system performance; QMessage Monitor, which automatically sorts through system messages to admins and sorts out the unimportant stuff for later review, and QRemote Control, which allows an iSeries or System i5 to be monitored and managed from a cell phone.