Fresh App Certs Posted at PureSystems Centre
October 16, 2012 Alex Woodie
IBM i ISVs are gradually gaining certifications that ensure their software can run on the new PureSystems computers from IBM.
When IBM launched PureSystems back in April, there were about 150 applications certified to run on the PureFlex and PureApplication machines. Many familiar IBM i-based enterprise apps made the first cut, including those from Fiserv, HarrisData, Infor, Information Builders; Siemens Medical Solutions, and VAI. There were also some development and high availability tools from LANSA, Vision Solutions and Rocket Software.
Today, the PureSystems application roll call has grown to 242 products, a handful of which are from IBM. New enterprise software providers that have certified their IBM i applications for PureSystems in North America include IBS AB and Manhattan Associates. On the tools front, Linoma Software and Townsend Security have gained certification in North America as well. Tool vendor RevSoft has also completed PureSystem certification on AIX and Red Hat Linux, and will soon begin testing its tools on the IBM i and Windows implementations.
Linoma recently certified its GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) product to run on the PureSystems computers. “We see tremendous potential for IBM PureSystems,” Bob Luebbe, Linoma Software’s chief architect, says in a press release. “And since GoAnywhere is a cross-platform solution, it will run on any platform IBM PureSystems supports and connect with DB2 and WebSphere MQ.”
Of course, in the PureSystems scheme of things, these products aren’t “software” so much as they are “patterns of expertise.” You can browse these patterns yourself in the PureSystems Centre catalog.