March 2011 updates for WebSphere

By Wendy Sanacore
March is flying by. Here’s what’s new in the wonderful world of WebSphere this month.
1. IBM, Wholesale Applications Community partnering with Telecom to make building App stores simple
The storefront is built on the WebSphere Commerce customer interation platform and will provide mobile operators with a virtual space they can populate with apps.
It’s called the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), and it has a catalog of more than 12,000 apps. Click here to learn more.
2. IBM addressing server workload demands
IBM is making additions to the zEnterprise System, including a new support for the IBM WebSphere DataPower X150 integration appliance.
They also introduced Storwize Rapid Application Storage Kit, which IBM states is quick to implement and allows simplified ongoing administrations and management. IBM states that it boasts a reduced downtime of almost 90% when compared to backups in SAP, oracle and Microsoft Exchange.
3. Nolio ASAP 3.1 available for IBM WebSphere
Nolio 3.1 was released earlier this year and was designed to minimize the possibility of human error during routine maintenance and upgrades as well as provide a clear, fully documented audit trail of interventions and process work flows. Learn more, here.
4. CapitalWare unveils new WebSphere MQ auditing tool
MQ auditor (MQA) enables an organization to track all MQ API calls performed by MQ applications that are connected to a queu manager, according to CapitalWare, which specializes in creating WebSphere MQ utilities. Here’s some further information on the subject.
About TxMQ
Since it’s inception, TxMQ has specialized in Mainframe software and mainframe systems support offerings. As mainframe software and mainframe applications and subsystems like DB2, z/OS, CICS, MQ, and DB2 continued to grow in popularity, so too did TxMQ’s offerings.
These expanded to include technologies like virtualization solutions including linux virtualization, network virtualization (cloud computing), and desktop virtualization, as well as mainframe modernization.
As the web became more prevalent and a part of the enterprise, we followed IBM’s offerings and added skilled resources and SME’s in areas like websphere, bpm and soa, including both Lombardi, and metastorm (now a part of open text), as well as Datapower.
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