Helping IT Deal with Accelerating Change: ASCI Debuts Migration Services For ActiveBatch Workload Automation

Release date: 12/10/2013

New era in computing making script-based Job Schedulers impractical. ActiveBatch Migration Services help by facilitating conversion from CA, Cisco, IBM, BMC and other products

MORRISTOWN NJ, USA - (December 10, 2013) - Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI), maker of ActiveBatch® IT Automation Without BoundariesSM, today announced the introduction of new migration services and tools that help enterprises migrate to ActiveBatch Workload Automation, an automation solution designed for the accelerating rate of IT change. With 24/7 consumer demands, real-time data processing, mobile services, new regulatory issues and other IT demands increasingly impacting the modern enterprise, ASCI’s migration tools and services make it easier to move away from script-based job schedulers to a solution built from the ground up for dynamic, heterogeneous environments.
“Script-driven job schedulers and platform-specific scheduling tools require significant amount of time and attention in the face of change,” said Jim Manias, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. “It’s critical for IT automation solutions to be able to adapt quickly to a fluid landscape where internal, virtual and cloud resources are assembled in real time, where consumer demands are increasing, and where regulatory and SLA objectives are constantly changing. Rather than relying on script-centric schedulers, ActiveBatch, with its library of production-ready job steps and drag-and-drop GUI, is the answer—and our new migration services help enterprises automate the shift.”
ASCI’s migration services mitigate the risk associated with changing enterprise job schedulers by facilitating the conversion from solutions including CA Technologies, IBM and BMC through a combination of consulting, proven conversion methodologies, and migration tools. The range of legacy solutions includes:

  • CA Autosys—Exports existing JIL files, parses and converts them into XML files for importing as native ActiveBatch Objects.
  • CA Workload Manager—Converts definition files into XML files to be uploaded as ActiveBatch Objects.
  • Cisco Tidal—Converts Tidal database objects into an XML format for importing as native ActiveBatch Objects. 
  • IBM Tivoli—Leverages Tivoli’s Composer utility files and converts them into XML format for importing as native ActiveBatch Objects.

ASCI migration services also support BMC Control-M, as well as migrations from platform-specific scheduling tools such as Unix Cron, Microsoft Task Scheduler, SQL Server/Server Agent and other legacy systems through its suite of platform-specific migration tools.

ActiveBatch, a cross-platform Workload Automation and Job Scheduling Software solution, allows enterprises to centrally manage disparate jobs and workflows, including tasks involving the most common operating systems, enterprise business applications and even Web Services. Using the product’s central dashboard, Integrated Jobs Library, event-based architecture and “production-ready” job steps, ActiveBatch helps users to not only efficiently expedite the IT workload automation process, but also optimize internal, virtual and cloud-based resources on-the-fly.
To learn more, visit the ASCI migration services and migration tools web pages. 

About Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.
Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. offers many software products and options for users of Windows, UNIX, Linux, HP OpenVMS and NSK systems as well as IBM z/OS, AIX, i5OS and SCO UNIX. These products provide answers to software developers and system managers with improved system efficiency and utilization. Advanced Systems Concepts has a worldwide base of customers in over 45 countries around the world. Advanced Systems Concepts is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner, an HP AllianceOne Partner, an IBM Business Partner, an Informatica Partner, a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner and a member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance, a Novell ISV Vendor, an Oracle Gold Partner, a certified Red Hat Ready Partner, an SAP Software Solution Partner, a Teradata Select Partner, a VMware TAP Program.

Copyright © 2013 Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. ActiveBatch is a registered trademark of Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. Other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective firms.

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