Trilogy and Unison develop MVS gateway for Maestro; MVS support makes Maestro the first enterprise-wide job scheduler, from the mainframe to the desktop

Trilogy and Unison develop MVS gateway for Maestro; MVS support makes Maestro the first enterprise-wide job scheduler, from the mainframe to the desktop

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 6, 1996–Unison Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNSN), a leading provider of distributed systems management software for the UNIX and open systems market, today announced an agreement with Trilogy Software, Inc., to develop a gateway between Unison Maestro and MVS schedulers. The gateway will deliver an integrated UNIX and Windows NT job scheduling interface for MVS legacy applications in heterogeneous environments. Users will now have a single point of control with Unison’s flagship job scheduler, Maestro, and mainframe schedulers including CA-7, OPC, Altai, 4-D, and others.

“Trilogy and Unison are developing a systems management tool that MVS users have been desperately needing for some time,” said Ron Higgins, president of Trilogy Software, Inc. “Our gateway will be immensely helpful to the corporate customer, who has been trying to achieve true interoperability between open systems and the mainframe, distribute scheduling, and achieve control from the mainframe all the way down to the desktop.”

Fred Joy of META Group comments: “IT’s ongoing pursuit of economy, efficiency and effectiveness is driving the requirement for systems management toolsets that span environments, consolidate functions, and centralize administration. Unison’s impending Maestro Gateway fits this trend with a practical approach to linking existing mainframe scheduling into its distributed Maestro environment. This will leverage the large, slowly evolving mainframe scheduling install base, and benefit the many users who are reluctant to alter core data center processing mechanisms.”

“The MS gateway enables Maestro to deliver true cross-platform functionality to meet the needs of today’s changing corporate environments,” adds Lacy Edwards, president of Unison. “Trilogy’s years of experience with MVS and excellent reputation make it the ideal partner for this joint development effort.”

Unison Maestro is an industrial strength workload management solution for UNIX and NT systems, which can schedule processing jobs and loads across the network to meet the high-end operational needs of large-scale enterprise computing environments. Available for leading UNIX platforms and Windows NT, Maestro provides fault-tolerance, scalability and an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for management of systems and applications across the enterprise.

Pricing and Availability

The MVS gateway will be available in Spring 1996. Pricing will range from a per-mainframe cost of $25,000 to a limited site license of $100,000.

Unison Software

Unison Software is an established leader in systems management software for open systems, with support for the HP 9000, IBM RS/6000, Sun SPARC, Microsoft Windows NT, and MIPS and Intel ABI platforms including Sequent, Siemens-Nixdorf, Silicon Graphics and AT&T GIS systems. Integration with leading frameworks including Tivoli’s TME, Hewlett-Packard’s OpenView and OperationsCenter, and IBM’s SystemView, are an integral part of the Company’s strategy. The Company’s product line includes workload, storage and output management. For further information contact Unison Software at 5101 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara, Calif. 95054. Phone 408/988-2800, Fax 408/988-2236, E-mail: World Wide Web:

Trilogy Software

Trilogy Software, Inc., specializes in MVS operating system internals, and provides software products and services to over 200 of the Fortune 500 in the United States and Canada. Trilogy is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with sales offices in Naples, Florida. The Trilogy staff represents more than 500 years of combined MVS experience.

CONTACT: Unison Software

Tanya Candia, 408/988-2800


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