The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2003-08-07T19:47:00Z Candle expands management support for Linux in the Enterprise 2003-08-07T19:47:00Z candle-expands-management-support-for-linux-in-the-enterprise Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today announced the expansion of its offerings for Linux environments by providing new Linux support for IBM WebSphere MQ management, as well as 64-bit platform support across its entire Linux management solution portfolio. Building on the debut of its Linux support in August 2000, Candle today offers a full portfolio of Linux enterprise management solutions. "Our Linux management solutions empower organisations to migrate mission-critical applications to Linux environments as part of cost-saving mainframe server consolidation initiatives," said Teri Soken, vice president, Data Centre Management, Candle Corporation. "We are witnessing increasing demand from new and existing customers for Linux tuning, testing and management solutions as organisations focus on migrating to a common operating system to reduce cost and complexity." Gartner, Inc. underscores the growth of Linux on the mainframe in John Phelps' February 25, 2003, report, "IBM Mainframe Futures: Better Than Many Believe." The report states, "Linux grew to account for at least 15 per cent of the net new MIPS shipped in 2001 and grew to more than 20 per cent of the new MIPS shipped in 2002." The report also states that most of the Linux MIPS shipped in 2002 were trials. Candle strengthened its Linux offerings with the debut of OMEGAMON XE (Extended Edition) for Linux - an end-to-end solution for testing, tuning and managing the performance and availability of Linux on IBM eServer zSeries mainframes. Candle's expanding Linux solution suite underscores its commitment to supporting customers' enterprise Linux deployments. "The groundswell of momentum surrounding Linux with IBM software continues to build as organisations focus on deploying the open source operating system to enhance business performance and reduce the cost of enterprise computing," said Scott Handy, director, Linux Software Solutions, IBM. "As organisations expand the scope of their Linux deployments, IBM and IBM partners, such as Candle, are providing customers with the solutions infrastructure to capitalise on the compelling benefits of using Linux." PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ Linux Support Candle's solution for WebSphere MQ, PathWAI* Monitor for WebSphere MQ delivers a high level of control and availability across the WebSphere MQ application infrastructure. Candle's PathWAI is the market-leading tuning,testing, management and configuration solution for IBM WebSphere. Analyst firm WinterGreen Research Inc. reports* that Candle's PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ owns a dominant 65 per cent market share in the mission-critical middleware messaging system management market. OMEGAMON XE for Linux OMEGAMON XE for Linux delivers solutions for technical managers testing applications before implementation and in deployment. The offering also supports the requirements of business managers focused on analysing performance to assess computing service-level management and return on investment. OMEGAMON XE for Linux monitors critical system characteristics, such as disk inode, disk use, file system and network connections, as well as systemwide performance statistics and processes. OMEGAMON XE for Linux also identifies hard-to-diagnose conditions that could cause outages or performance issues, and generates alerts and reports that warn of potential problems before they occur. Candle's expertise in harnessing Linux performance is reflected by its contribution to an IBM Redbook that details best practices for Linux optimisation and configuration. Candle contributed insight into managing Linux on z/VM to the Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Performance Measurement and Tuning redbook. About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 per cent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. ### * WinterGreen Research Inc. "Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008." Candle is a registered trademark of Candle Corporation. WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies Candle extends worldwide leadership in IBM WebSphere management according to WinterGreen Research 2003-07-23T15:55:00Z candle-extends-worldwide-leadership-in-ibm-websphere-management-according-to-wintergreen-research Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today announced its continued market leadership and growing market traction in key application infrastructure management markets. A new WinterGreen Research Inc. report* emphasizes Candle's significant role in empowering businesses to harness the capabilities of their IBM WebSphere infrastructures. WinterGreen Research reports that Candle has increased its global market share in WebSphere MQ management solutions from 61 per cent in 2001 to 65 per cent in 2002. Additionally, WinterGreen Research states that Candle has achieved a 36 per cent worldwide market share in 2002 for management of WebSphere Business Integration Brokers - Candle held 19 per cent of the market in 2001. "Middleware continues to be a linchpin for any e-business environment," said Sue Eustis, senior analyst, WinterGreen Research, Inc. "Performance tuning and management for middleware are critical elements in aligning enterprise infrastructures with specific business processes and applications. We project continued growing demand for solutions provided by Candle and other vendors to support each phase of the middleware life cycle." Candle's significant market share in WebSphere management reflects demand for the Candle PathWAI* solution portfolio. Offering WebSphere management solutions across the "build, run and manage" life cycle, Candle PathWAI provides businesses with the products and services to accelerate and optimise each phase of WebSphere design, development, deployment and operation. Specifically, Candle's PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ is the dominant solution in the mission-critical middleware messaging system management market, holding 65 per cent of the market. Candle is also a category leader in the application integration systems management market, with a 36 per cent market share. WinterGreen Research projects that the worldwide mission-critical middleware market, currently at US$555 million, will reach US$4.9 billion by 2008. According to WinterGreen Research, key drivers for the continued growth of the middleware market include business requirements to further align front-end Internet systems with data in back-end systems and the need for added business process management. The rapidly growing middleware market creates a parallel growth opportunity for WebSphere MQ management solutions. "The WinterGreen report validates Candle's market leadership and underscores both the rapidly growing demand for WebSphere and the critical requirement for PathWAI solutions," said David Caddis, vice president, Application Infrastructure Management Group, Candle Corporation. "PathWAI provides the gold standard in WebSphere management. Candle offers tailored technologies and services solutions that empower customers to quickly remove roadblocks and optimise performance across the WebSphere development, deployment and management life cycle." An overview of the entire PathWAI solution portfolio follows: *PathWAI Architecture for WebSphere - Combines best practices with certified WebSphere solution expertise to empower organisations to architect the application infrastructure, security and monitoring components of complex applications *PathWAI Development for WebSphere - Validates the application infrastructure design and increases development team productivity. Components include pilot project capabilities to validate that designs meet business requirements; tools to develop components and connectors; and a set of utilities for the development of service-oriented applications and application services *PathWAI Deployment for WebSphere - Provides the testing and tuning tools, services, and methodologies to empower organisations to optimise WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Business Integration Brokers, as well as services and training to support business performance requirements *PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere Application Server - Empowers users to test, tune and monitor the performance and availability of the WebSphere Application Server and its Java-based technologies. The solution provides a central point of control for intuitive management *PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere Infrastructure - Provides a 360-degree view of end-to-end application infrastructure efficiency *PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ - Delivers a high level of control and availability across WebSphere MQ infrastructure. The solution is the market-leading tuning, testing, management and configuration solution for IBM middleware *PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere MQ - Provides a single-pane-of-glass view of WebSphere MQ systems management activity, including enterprisewide configuration for WebSphere MQ *PathWAI Secure for WebSphere MQ - Delivers added security to the WebSphere MQ environment About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 per cent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. # # # Candle and the Candle logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Candle Corporation. Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. * WinterGreen Research Inc. "Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008." WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies. Candle appoints Neil Hudspith as Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific 2003-07-16T16:11:00Z candle-appoints-neil-hudspith-as-vice-president-and-general-manager-for-asia-pacific Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today announced the appointment of Neil Hudspith to vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific region. Hudspith brings to Candle more than 20 years of information technology (IT) experience in the Asia Pacific region and has held senior positions at leading companies such as IBM, Vitria Technology and Commerce One. In his new role, Hudspith is responsible for directing Candle's operations in the Pacific Rim. He will develop long-range sales strategies and initiatives, manage Candle's direct and channel sales, and oversee customer support and services activities. In addition, Hudspith will direct the development of strategic business partnerships across the region. He will be based in Candle's Singapore office. "Neil Hudspith brings more than two decades of IT industry experience to Candle and will be integral to our continued success and commitment to delivering high levels of customer service," said Andy Mullins, president and chief operating officer, Candle Corporation. "Hudspith's proven leadership in the industry and region will be instrumental to expanding Candle's presence in the Asia Pacific market through the delivery of solutions and services that support business value." "My top priority at Candle is to deliver relevant solutions that enable our customers to optimise their IT investments and increase their operational excellence," said Neil Hudspith, vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific region. "Backed by nearly 30 years of proven solutions, Candle is well-positioned to provide the immediate solutions required to help companies succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace." Prior to joining Candle, Hudspith served as Asia Pacific vice president and general manager for Vitria Technology and Asia Pacific senior vice president and general manager for Commerce One. Additionally, from 1990 to 2001, Hudspith held a number of senior positions for IBM/Lotus, including managing director, United Kingdom, and vice president EMEA North and EMEA emerging technology group, and vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific. In that role, he built the operation into the company's most profitable and best-performing region worldwide. Prior to Lotus, Hudspith was general manager of a Sun, Prime, FileNet and Oracle distributor in the Middle East. He also held sales and sales management positions with Prime and Rank Xerox. Hudspith has served on the board of the Business Software Alliance in both the Middle East and South Africa and has been an active member of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum in the UK. About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 per cent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. # # # Candle and the Candle logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Candle Corporation. Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Candle Introduces Leading-Edge Performance Management And Availability Technology For Linux Environment 2003-01-14T15:18:00Z candle-introduces-leading-edge-performance-management-and-availability-technology-for-linux-environment Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today announced OMEGAMON XE (Extended Edition) for Linux, a comprehensive solution for managing the performance and availability of the Linux operating system running on IBM eServer zSeries mainframes. The new solution empowers organisations with the extensive systems management capabilities required to deploy Linux in mission-critical environments and help them reduce server expenses. OMEGAMON XE for Linux serves as a vital first line of defence against performance and availability threats to critical applications and platforms running in a Linux environment. Linux is the fastest-growing operating system in the server market, with IDC projecting that it will hold 32 per cent of the market by year-end 2002. When running Linux on zSeries, customers can achieve considerable cost savings through server consolidation. One IBM mainframe can run multiple Linux images under z/VM partitions or Virtual Image Facility partitions, thereby potentially replacing hundreds of stand-alone servers. This "server-farm-in-a-mainframe-box" approach can help reduce power costs, as well as the real estate and staffing requirements associated with managing a server farm handling a comparable load. In addition, since Linux is open-source software, the costs associated with running Linux are often less than those of proprietary operating systems. "The implementation of proven performance management and availability tools is even more important in an open Linux environment than it is in other operating environments," said John Kogel, vice president, Systems and Service Management group, Candle Corporation. "Protecting the performance and availability of your Linux operating system protects the applications that power your business." OMEGAMON XE for Linux provides support for the full life cycle of operations. It targets the requirements of technical managers testing applications before implementation and in deployment, as well as the needs of business managers focused on analysing performance to assess service-level management and return on investment. OMEGAMON XE for Linux supports SuSE and Red Hat distributions for Intel, zSeries and S/390 systems. Additionally, OMEGAMON XE for Linux supports Turbolinux distribution for zSeries and S/390 systems. The solution monitors critical system characteristics, such as disk inode, disk use, file system and network connections, as well as systemwide performance statistics and processes. It also identifies hard-to-diagnose conditions that could cause outages or performance issues, and generates alerts and reports that warn of potential problems before they occur. OMEGAMON XE for Linux: * Monitors Linux capabilities in real time, enabling users to manage and tune their Linux environments * Monitors Linux workloads to detect runaway processes and resource consumption * Monitors network and disk information critical to workloads and Linux images * Enables users to incorporate Linux information into an enterprisewide view of systems performance Like all OMEGAMON XE solutions, OMEGAMON XE for Linux features a powerful graphical user interface that enables users to solve problems quickly and personalise information to meet their unique needs. The OMEGAMON XE interface features a customisable "workspace," a single screen that displays all critical data that a user needs to isolate and resolve faults quickly. This workspace can be leveraged for rapid knowledge recall from multiple sources. In addition, users can take advantage of Expert Advice, which explains exactly how problems should be handled, and Take Action, which are pull-down options that automatically perform user-defined tasks when certain problems arise. The solution's historical reporting capabilities allow users to define the data they need to track performance and availability over time to determine trends and help them be more proactive in preventing problems. OMEGAMON XE for Linux integrates seamlessly with OMEGAMON DE (Dashboard Edition) to provide an aggregated view of the performance of critical applications of the entire enterprise. "Linux-based management products are an important part of IBM's efforts to help ensure customers have the systems and tools to develop, deploy and maintain mission-critical Linux solutions on the zSeries platform," said Joann Duguid, IBM director of eServer Linux Marketing. "With business partners like Candle, IBM is increasing the number of products available on the zSeries platform, and creating a higher standard of application manageability and availability for Linux- based solutions. Both organisations are focusing their efforts to deliver leading-edge e-business solutions that enable customers to compete and succeed in the global market." Pricing and Availability Candle's pricing for OMEGAMON XE for Linux for zSeries and S/390 operating systems allows users to optimise their IT investments and realise the total cost of ownership savings Linux provides. Available today, OMEGAMON XE for Linux is US$15,000 per engine for production licenses. Since many customers are exploring Linux, Candle also offers a development license for US$7,500 per engine. About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 percent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. # # # Candle, Candle flame design and the Candle logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Candle Corporation. The IBM e-business logo, eServer, zSeries, z/VM, DB2, WebSphere MQ and WebSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies. Candle Introduces PathWAI Solution Suite to Accelerate IBM WebSphere Deployments, Optimise Return on Investment 2002-11-26T15:41:00Z candle-introduces-pathwai-solution-suite-to-accelerate-ibm-websphere-deployments-optimise-return-on-investment Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today introduced PathWAI*, a modular suite of best-in-class solutions that empower businesses to rapidly architect, develop, deploy and manage their WebSphere infrastructures. Incorporating tools and services, PathWAI enables businesses to harness the power and flexibility of WebSphere by streamlining deployment, accelerating return on investment (ROI) and enabling consistent performance. The PathWAI suite offers modular solutions designed to empower enterprises to derive maximum business value from their WebSphere e-business initiatives. The PathWAI offerings span the total "build, deploy, manage" life-cycle portfolio - accelerating application infrastructure development and deployment, enhancing management control and minimising risk. The PathWAI suite uses proven methodologies to align developers, operations staff and senior management. In addition, the methodology focuses on knowledge transfer and training, allowing enterprises to gain the internal expertise necessary to optimise their WebSphere investment and freeing them from expensive ongoing service engagements. "Organisations face a series of challenges as they move to develop new e-business application infrastructure using WebSphere and other technologies," said Corey Ferengul, senior program director, META Group Inc. "First, companies are focused on e-business application functionality, as opposed to building necessary application operational infrastructures. As such, the first application is saddled with the cost for the entire build-out, even if others will leverage it in the future. Without huge corporate infrastructure budgets, the only way around this obstacle is to build application infrastructure iteratively in compliance with approved standards to ensure that infrastructure expansion does not impact application performance. "Organisations also lack insight into the scale of the entire infrastructure, making it difficult to understand where to share and what to leverage. To solve the problem, companies must invest in infrastructure planning (capacity, testing, architecture) and leverage this input across the enterprise," Mr Ferengul said. WebSphere combines Internet infrastructure, software and tools to create, run and integrate e-business applications across multiple computing platforms. Built on open standards, such as J2EE, XML and the new Web services standards, WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ provide the WebSphere foundation. WebSphere foundation extensions include WebSphere MQ Integrator, WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker and WebSphere MQ Event Broker. Typically, Java is the focus of WebSphere deployments, providing flexibility to rapidly develop infrastructure to support a broad portfolio of applications. "To maximise our WebSphere investment, we knew that we must focus on the complete life cycle - building, testing and managing the application infrastructure," said Don Buskard, senior vice president and chief technology officer at AXA Financial. "Our goal in retaining Candle to assist us with design support was to accelerate architecture testing and infrastructure development, avoid errors that lead to cost overruns and delays, and reduce development cycles and downtime risks by deploying an iterative approach. The Candle solution is having a visible impact on our time to deployment." PathWAI Solution Portfolio * PathWAI Architecture for WebSphere - Empowers organisations with the critical knowledge required to avoid costly architecture errors that drive delays and cost overruns; minimise new application development cycles and downtime risk; and ensure that final solutions meet required business customer service levels. The solution combines best practices with certified WebSphere solution expertise to architect the application infrastructure, security and monitoring components of complex applications. * PathWAI Development for WebSphere - Validates the application infrastructure design and increases development team productivity. Components include pilot projects to validate that designs meet business requirements; development of components and connectors; and a set of utilities for the development of service-oriented applications and application services. * PathWAI Deployment for WebSphere - Provides the testing and tuning tools, services and methodologies to help ensure that Web-to-legacy or message-oriented applications can be promoted into production at low risk to downtime and performance service levels. The solution includes application performance testing and tuning tools for WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere MQ Integrator; and services and training to meet required business performance metrics. The management solutions for testing and monitoring WebSphere MQ Integrator and WebSphere Application Server are available on Windows NT, Sun, AIX and OS/390 platforms. * PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere Application Server - Allows users to test, tune and monitor the performance and availability for the WebSphere Application Server and its Java-based technologies. The solution monitors the performance characteristics of specific servlets, Java Server Pages (JSPs) and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) - helping accelerate time to resolution and providing a central point of control for intuitive management. Candle provides management for WebSphere Application server on AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000, OS/390 and z/OS. * PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere Infrastructure - Enables companies to map IT performance and investment with business impact. Aggregating performance information from PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere Application Server and other third-party tools, PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere Infrastructure provides a 360-degree view of end-to-end application infrastructure efficiency. * PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ - The market-leading tuning, testing, management and configuration solution for IBM middleware. It provides unparalleled control and availability across WebSphere MQ infrastructure. * PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere MQ - Provides a single-pane-of-glass view of WebSphere MQ systems management activity, including enterprisewide configuration for WebSphere MQ. The offering allows users to map the effect of WebSphere MQ performance and availability on specific business objectives. Proven Leadership Candle provides a unique blend of tools, industry best practices, strong consulting and focused service offerings to the WebSphere market. Leading industry analyst agencies - including Gartner Inc., META Group Inc. and WinterGreen Research - cite Candle as the WebSphere management tools leader. Further, Candle has a proven track record of more than 2,000 successful WebSphere customer implementations. For more than 26 years, Candle has been delivering solutions to maximise the performance of business-critical systems across heterogeneous environments. As a certified IBM reseller and Premier IBM Business Partner, Candle couples IBM products with Candle's enterprise infrastructure management products and services to provide customers with complete solutions. "E-business application infrastructure development is expensive and complex - organisations are focused on getting it right the first time and leveraging their investment to the future," said David Caddis, vice president, Application Infrastructure Management Group, Candle Corporation. "Candle's PathWAI portfolio provides the solutions to architect, tune, test, deploy and manage WebSphere to create an 'infrastructure Autobahn' to e-business ROI." About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 per cent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. Candle* and PathWAI* are trademarks of Candle Corporation. AIX, HP-UX and SunOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Sun Microsystems Inc., respectively. WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies. Wintergreen research recognises Candle's dominant position in IBM websphere management 2002-11-22T20:40:00Z wintergreen-research-recognises-candle-s-dominant-position-in-ibm-websphere-management Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today announced its continued market leadership in the WebSphere management space. Citing its 61per cent WebSphere MQ management market share position in a new WinterGreen Research Inc. report*, Candle underlined its continued commitment to supporting customers in message-oriented middleware (MOM) and the broader WebSphere application infrastructure category. "With 2001 market share of more than 60 per cent, Candle continues to serve as the de-facto standard for IBM WebSphere MQ management," said Sue Eustis, senior analyst, WinterGreen Research Inc. "Candle is leveraging its technology leadership and respected consulting organisation to help businesses truly harness WebSphere to drive competitive business advantage." Candle brings more than 26 years of experience in enterprise systems management solutions to accelerate customers' WebSphere initiatives, combining innovation and ease of use to empower businesses to align their information technology (IT) with business objectives. Global business leaders rely on Candle's award-winning WebSphere MQ management solutions to ensure high performance and availability of their mission-critical e-business transactions. Candle's WebSphere MQ management solutions are part of Candle's new PathWAI* portfolio of modules for building, deploying and managing WebSphere applications. The offering includes Candle's software solutions, plus services and education. "Middleware is an integral component of our business because it provides a primary vehicle for customers to communicate with us quickly," said Glen Shubert, associate director for technical support, TSYS. "Candle's systems management solution for middleware provides TSYS with a valuable tool to manage all 35 middleware quadrants and automatically address unpredictable customer traffic across our system." Candle's PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ ensures maximum WebSphere MQ application availability by enabling IT managers to identify and prevent potential performance slowdowns proactively. PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ users centrally monitor and address all WebSphere MQ activities from a single console, which provides system status and graphical alerts. "WinterGreen's validation of Candle's continued WebSphere MQ systems management leadership underscores our ability to optimise e-business application infrastructure solutions while conserving valuable IT human resources," said David Caddis, vice president, Application Infrastructure Management Group, Candle Corporation. "The ability to integrate and manage increasingly complex systems continues to be a key challenge for today's businesses. Candle's comprehensive solutions provide customers with the ability to develop, test, secure and manage their solutions to support their focused business objectives." Candle's suite of WebSphere solutions provides customers with full application infrastructure life-cycle management, from design and development through deployment and management. Solutions include: * PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere Application Server - To monitor performance and availability for the WebSphere Application Server and its Java-based technologies to provide comprehensive management * PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere Infrastructure - Provides a single-pane-of-glass view of WebSphere systems management activity, empowering organizations to manage their end-to-end e-business infrastructures from the back end to the Web front end from a single console * PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ - The market-leading management and configuration solution for IBM middleware * PathWAI Dashboard for WebSphere MQ - Provides a single pane-of-glass view of WebSphere MQ systems management activity, including enterprisewide configuration for WebSphere MQ * PathWAI Development for WebSphere - Provides additional integrated utilities, services and educational offerings that empower businesses to accelerate the development of their WebSphere applications * MQSecure - Delivers added security to the WebSphere MQ middleware environments Complementing its tool suite, the PathWAI suite of solutions features Candle Consulting and Services (C&S), providing customers with expertise, training and support to harness and align their middleware solutions with enterprise and business initiatives. About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 percent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. ### * WinterGreen Research Inc. "Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) Software Market Strategies, Market Opportunities, and Market Forecasts 2002 to 2007." MQSeries and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies. META Group Ranks Candle in Leader Category for IBM's WebSphere MQ Management Tools 2002-10-25T16:39:00Z meta-group-ranks-candle-in-leader-category-for-ibm-s-websphere-mq-management-tools Sydney, Australia - October 25, 2002 - Candle Corporation, a leading enterprise infrastructure management provider, today announced that it has been ranked as a market leader in META Group Inc.'s METAspectrumSM for WebSphere MQ Management Tools analysis. META Group named Candle a market leader based on Candle's broad set of WebSphere MQ tools, strong consulting and service offerings, along with a proven systems management heritage. META Group is a leading research and consulting company that focuses on IT and business transformation strategies. Combining innovation and ease of use, Candle brings more than 26 years of experience in enterprise systems management solutions to accelerate customers' WebSphere initiatives. Since introducing systems management solutions for IBM middleware in 1996, Candle's management capabilities have been enabling customers to gain visibility into the business impact of application and systems performance. As a result, Candle customers are able to align their IT with business objectives. Global business leaders rely on Candle's WebSphere management solutions to build, deploy and manage their mission-critical e-business infrastructures. "Businesses are wisely selecting WebSphere management vendors based on the combination of a proven track record, technology innovation, vendor viability and product offering breadth," said Corey Ferengul, senior program director, META Group. "The ability to calibrate for system performance throughout the WebSphere MQ planning, building and deploying phases is critical to providing the power and flexibility to support enterprise business requirements." In addition to earning an overall leadership designation in the METAspectrum for WebSphere MQ Management Tools analysis, Candle also received high marks in key evaluation criteria, including technology and services. "We are extremely pleased that the META Group has recognised Candle as the premiere provider of WebSphere MQ management tools," said John Bostelman, General Manager Australia and New Zealand, Candle Corporation. "To truly harness WebSphere infrastructure, businesses must have the specialised tools to ensure the high performance and scalability required to support their critical applications. The latest METAspectrum further reflects Candle's demonstrated WebSphere MQ management tools expertise. With high marks across the board, Candle clearly earned the leadership designation in the METAspectrum for WebSphere MQ Management Tools analysis." IBM Corp.'s WebSphere MQ is powerful middleware that provides the infrastructure to integrate business applications and processes across the enterprise. Using WebSphere MQ, companies can sidestep technology interoperability hurdles and enable users to access different types of applications across multiple computing platforms. For example, WebSphere MQ can link newer Web-based applications with more traditional mainframe-based systems. About METAspectrum METAspectrumSM evaluations from META Group (Nasdaq: METG) provide IT professionals with a view into critical market success factors and vendor positioning. METAspectrum, in combination with META Group's SPEX modules - which provide detailed technical analysis of product features and capabilities - delivers comprehensive evaluations of both technology markets and vendor product offerings. There are multiple market evaluations planned for release in 2002. METAspectrum evaluations are a standard component of a META Group retainer service subscription and are updated quarterly, biannually, or annually, depending on the characteristics of individual markets. To view completed market evaluations, or learn more about the METAspectrum methodology, visit www.metagroup.com/metaspectrum. For more information on META Group's SPEX offerings, visit www.checkspex.com. About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation provides solutions to manage and optimise business-critical infrastructures, systems, service levels and other information technology assets. By enabling companies to manage the performance and availability of their systems and applications across multiple environments, Candle empowers customers to align IT investments with business value. More than 3,000 of the world's largest companies use Candle products and consulting services, including 73 percent of the Global 100. With more than 5,000 customer sites in 60 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. Candle is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit www.candle.com. Copyright 2002 META Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce this research has been granted by META Group, Inc. Any further reproduction or redistribution of this research in any form without prior written approval is prohibited. METAspectrum is META Group's independent evaluation of a technology market, representing marketplace characteristics at a given time and are subject to change without notice. META Group's permission to reproduce this evaluation should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product. META Group research is intended to be one of many information sources and decision-makers should not rely solely on the METAspectrum evaluation for making solution choices. META Group expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to fitness of this research for a particular purpose or merchantability. MQSeries and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies. Candle Omegamon XE for Websphere Application Server enhances IBM e-Business environments 2001-11-06T16:42:00Z candle-omegamon-xe-for-websphere-application-server-enhances-ibm-e-business-environments Candle Corporation, the systems management and business integration company, today announced OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server, a powerful tool for optimising the performance and availability of IBM Corp.'s market-leading e-business infrastructure building block. OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server targets the requirements of technical managers testing applications before implementation and in deployment, as well as the needs of business managers focused on analysing performance to assess service-level management and return on investment. The solution provides critical new WebSphere management functionality, enabling Candle to deliver the first end-to-end integrated systems management capabilities for the entire IBM-centric e-business organisation. "Candle has been a trusted IBM Business Partner in industrial-strength computing for more than two decades and for MQSeries management since we first released MQSeries," said Bill Reedy, vice president, Business Development, IBM Software. "By enabling OMEGAMON XE for IBM WebSphere Application Server, Candle is helping businesses build sophisticated e-business management solutions." OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere monitors performance and availability for the WebSphere Application Server and its Java-based technologies. Additionally, it monitors the performance characteristics of specific servlets, Java Server Pages (JSPs) and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) - accelerating time to resolution and providing a central point of control for intuitive management. "Candle is the market leader in the MQ management market, with 68-percent market share in 2000 and 70-percent market share in the first half of 2001," said Susan Eustis, senior analyst, WinterGreen Research Inc. "Candle has achieved dominance in the MQ management space by pursuing a high level of excellence in the area of monitoring WebSphere." Delivered hard on the heels of Candle's recent announcement of its new OMEGAMON XE and OMEGAMON DE systems management solution suite, OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server bolts neatly into the total solution approach, empowering organisations to manage their end-to-end e-business infrastructures from back end to the Web front end and everything in between, from a single pane of glass. The solution is already being implemented by organisations looking to optimise WebSphere. Leveraging Candle's technology for collecting accurate performance metrics, OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server offers point-and-click Graphical User Interface (GUI) functionality, enterprise-level visibility and management capabilities, custom workspace definition and tailored customer views, anywhere Web portal access and flexibility, historical reporting and analysis, along with easy installation. IBM's WebSphere Application Server is the foundation of IBM's industry-leading e-business suite. It is the integration point outward toward the front end (Web sites) and inward to the back end (operating systems, databases, MQSeries, OS/390). The WebSphere Application Server, along with MQSeries, provides the core functions of handling transactions and extending back-end applications and data to the Web. OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server is the cornerstone of Candle's WebSphere solution suite. The e-business-critical management systems suite offers tools to support the total "build, run, manage" e-business life cycle. Key components include: * OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server * OMEGAMON XE for MQSeries Management Pac - The market-leading management and configuration solution for MQSeries, of which Candle owns 70-percent market share * Candle Application Services Pac, OMEGAMON XE for MQSeries Integrator, PQEdit and MQConfig - Integrated utilities that accelerate the deployment of MQSeries * MQSecure - Industry's leading security solution for MQSeries environments * eBA*ServiceMonitor, eBusiness Assurance Network, CandleNet ETEWatch - Software and service for monitoring and managing the actual response-time metrics for Web sites and e-business applications * IntelliWatch Pinnacle - Software for managing the performance of the Lotus Notes Domino server "Candle is extending on our 25-year reputation for excellence in IBM systems management," said John Bostelman, General Manager Australia and New Zealand, Candle Corporation. "Our goal is to deliver solutions for the progressive e-business applications that are poised for explosive growth as the Fortune 500 continues to invest in transforming their core business to e-operating practices. With this announcement, we are offering a total life-cycle 'build, run, and manage' approach for organisations embracing IBM's e-business strategy." Pricing and Availability Available today, OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Application Server on Windows, AIX and Solaris starts at AUD5,260 per processor. Pricing will vary based on configuration and number of users. About Candle Corporation Candle Corporation is the systems management and business integration company. Through its software and services, Candle empowers companies to manage the performance and availability of critical information technology systems and business applications, as well as build and integrate enterprise and e-business applications. Since 1976, the Global 2000 have turned to Candle for help in getting the most out of their IT investments. With more than 5,000 customers in 56 countries, Candle is one of the world's largest independent software and services companies. For more information, visit www.candle.com. # # # Candle, the Candle logo, Candle flame design, OMEGAMON XE, OMEGAMON DE, eBA*ServiceMonitor, eBusiness Assurance Network, CandleNet ETEWatch, IntelliWatch Pinnacle, MQSecure and PQEdit are registered trademarks of Candle Corporation. AIX, HP-UX and SunOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Sun Microsystems Inc., respectively. MQSeries and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Other product names and terms in this document may be trademarks of their respective companies.