MVP Updates JAMS Job Scheduler
March 16, 2010 Alex Woodie
MVP Systems Software recently launched a new release of is Job Access Management System (JAMS), a Windows-based job scheduler that dispatches agents to i/OS and other host servers. An improved GUI management console and trigger-related enhancements are among the new features in JAMS 4.9.
Written in .NET, JAMS is heavily focused on helping to automate production Windows environments, where the majority of its 700-plus customers run. However, the software also includes agents that allow JAMS to control and coordinate jobs executing on i/OS, Unix, Linux, and OpenVMS servers.
MVP focused on making the GUI console easier to use with JAMS version 4.9. Specifically, by enabling users to open multiple views in the same window and to create customized views, users will be able to more quickly navigate various elements of the JAMS environment, such as the job schedule, details of particular jobs, and the forecast, the company says.
The JAMS scheduler was also improved. Now, changes made to jobs are immediately extended without waiting until the next scheduled update. Event-based processing has also been enhanced with the capability to trigger chains of jobs, not just individual jobs.
MVP also bolstered the Windows agent with a new push installation, which should simplify setup, the company says.
In other news, MVP announced earlier this month that it has acquired its partner, Saranac Technology Group, a New York reseller of virtualization and automation software. A spokesman for MVP, Bill Harris, stated: “As we look to rapidly expand our customer base and footprint, acquiring our partners is a logical approach.”
MVP, which is based in Farmington, Connecticut, added 22 customers to its roles in December, and now has more than 700 customers.
JAMS version 4.9 is available now. Pricing starts at $10,000 for the JAMS scheduler and $2,000 for each JAMS agent. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.jamsscheduler.com.