NSPI Taps Halcyon to Manage i Hosting Customers
April 27, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Network Services Plus, a long-time peddler of AS/400 and successor products and services, has tapped Halcyon Software to provide system monitoring and automation capabilities to customers who use NSPI’s i-related hosting services.
NSPI, which is located in the Roswell suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, has been around the IBM midrange for the past 22 years and, among other things, does consulting for JD Edwards suites as well as application hosting and business continuity services. Three weeks ago, NSPI announced a partnership with high availability software maker Maximum Availability, which will see NSPI sell, implement, and support Maximum Availability’s *noMax software in the United States as well as offering *noMax to the customers who use NSPI to host their own i-based applications.
Under the agreement between NSPI and Halcyon Software, NSPI will offer Halcyon’s System Operations Suite and Operations Center to provide message management, reporting management, and job scheduling for its i hosting customers and to use the tool itself to manage the machines it runs on behalf of customers.
“Halcyon is delighted to be working with NSPI to deliver our advanced systems management portfolio to its managed services customers,” said John Dominic, channel manager for Halcyon Software, in a statement. “After years of working with large managed services companies, we have a good understanding of the outsourcing business.”
“System and data availability are absolute musts for NSPI customers,” explains Tim Roe, sales and marketing director at NSPI. “Providing a 24×7 monitoring solution is critical for small and medium sized businesses that might not have a hardened, secure, secondary facility and/or the staffing to support. By working with Halcyon Software, we are excited to be able to offer advanced monitoring and automation to customers at a reasonable cost.”