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Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. Announces ActiveBatch Extension For System Center Configuration Manager

Workload Automation Solution Now Supports Broad Range of System Center Technologies as well as Others Inside and Outside Microsoft Ecosystem (July 22, 2014)

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI), maker of ActiveBatch IT Automation Without Boundaries(SM), today announced expanded support for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and other important IT management and cloud technologies through its ActiveBatch Extension for System Center Configuration Manager. Together with ASCI's other ActiveBatch Microsoft System Center extensions, the ActiveBatch Extension for System Center Configuration Manager gives IT administrators unsurpassed convenience and control of Windows Server and client desktop networks.

"Advanced Systems Concepts is committed to reducing effort and increasing efficiency through its architectural approach - one that puts systems and processes first," commented Jim Manias, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Systems Concepts. "With the ActiveBatch Extension for System Center Configuration Manager, administrators can not only reduce IT operations cost but also create robust, interconnected solutions rather than taking a more limited, single-point approach."

ActiveBatch, ASCI's flagship product, is designed to operate seamlessly within enterprise environments. Its support for Microsoft products in particular, both within and outside System Center Configuration Manager, lets users automate with a full range of System Center tools without scripting.

ActiveBatch offers a wide selection of extensions that flexibly support System Center Operations Manager, System Center Service Manager, System Center Orchestrator and System Center Virtual Machine Manager; Microsoft products such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft computing platforms including Microsoft Azure and Windows Server with Hyper-V; and other prominent non-Microsoft virtual systems such as VMware and Amazon EC2.

"For example, the production-ready Job Steps in the new ActiveBatch extension can be used to build a machine configuration workflow that assembles a System Center Configuration Manager collection, creates an System Center Configuration Manager advertisement, and updates an Active Directory group, all based on a SQL Server query," Manias explained. "ActiveBatch can then be assigned to automatically query for SQL Server updates according to a pre-defined schedule. When it detects that an update has been saved to SQL Server, it automatically executes the workflow and sends the administrator an alert notifying him or her that the configuration process is complete."

"System Center 2012 R2 delivers unified management across on-premises, service provider, and Microsoft Azure environments," said Chris Van Wesep, director, Microsoft Cloud Platform product marketing. "Through collaboration with ASCI, we are helping our joint customers realize the benefits of the heterogeneous management capabilities in System Center 2012 R2 and the automation flexibility offered by ASCI's integrations with System Center components including their ActiveBatch Extensions for System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Service Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Orchestrator."

Within System Center Operations Manager, IT staff can use ActiveBatch to monitor the health of non-Microsoft applications such as SAP, PowerCenter, Cognos, PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS and others. ActiveBatch's complementary support for Orchestrator also allows Orchestrator Activities to be triggered from ActiveBatch, or ActiveBatch workflows from Orchestrator.

ASCI's ActiveBatch Extension for System Center Configuration Manager is separately licensed. To learn more about the extension, go to the ActiveBatch System Center Configuration Manager Extension page; for additional information about ActiveBatch's support for the core Microsoft System Center products, see ActiveBatch's System Center Overview.

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 46 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.

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