ACI Taps UC4 for Cross-Platform Job Scheduling
May 26, 2009 Alex Woodie
ACI Worldwide uses a bunch of different IBM servers to power its outsourced electronic payment processing network, which is used by hundreds of banks, retailers, and processors around the world. Doing the heavy lifting for ACI are a collection i OS (AS/400), AIX, and mainframe servers. But getting all these different systems to work together was a challenge for ACI, so it brought in UC4 Software, which specializes in cross-platform job scheduling software.
The diverse array of computing platforms was an obstacle to day-to-day job scheduling at ACI Worldwide, according to Dmitriy Ilyin, ACI’s software architect. “Our original job scheduling environment does not support all the operating systems that we have in our data center,” Ilyin says in a press release. Also of concern were the scalability and active-passive nature of ACI’s previous job scheduling software, Ilyin says.
After reviewing several job schedulers on the market, Ilyin and ACI picked UC4’s Workload Automation Suite, which provides advanced job scheduling capabilities to i OS, AIX, z/OS, and many other IBM and non-IBM platforms.
The result of moving to UC4 is smoother daily operations, Ilyin says. “We have eliminated many of the errors occurring within our routine processes, saving us both time and money,” he says.
“Now, ACI can focus on delivering quality services to its customers, and not worry about errors in routine processes slowing their business down,” says Ken Jackson, president of the Americas region for UC4 Software, which is based in Bellevue, Washington.