Avada Software: Silver Sponsor at IBM Impact 2013
Avada - Receives 2012 GWC Customer Recognition Award
By The Global WebSphere Community Management Team
Apr 26, 2012 3:56 PM CDT
AVADA & VNSNY:
As mobile devices became more prevalent in healthcare,
both the clinicians and the IT staff at the
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) began to think about the value of using mobile devices
in their care of their patients.
Being able to enter data into the system directly from a wireless device instead of logging onto a PC would expedite the data entry process and make the nurses much more efficient in their daily visits. The clinicians at VNSNY also began thinking about the benefits of using images in their patient care. Being able to capture and store images of a wound, or having access to x-rays, could be useful to the nurses when visiting patients.
The issue was that the network in place simply wouldn’t support the level of data transfer required to send data and images from mobile devices. So the mission of the IT organization at VNSNY became developing a wireless network with high bandwidth and high reliability. VNSNY knew that building a reliable network was just as important as building a functional one. So to ensure its network functioned reliably and gain a deeper visibility into the message flow, VNSNY decided to implement a monitoring solution.
After reviewing several vendors in the market, VNSNY selected Avada Software and implemented Avada’s Infrared360 messaging and monitoring solution. According to VNSNY, this WebSphere-approved solution proactively identifies issues that lead to lost or misrouted transactions and provides the monitoring and alerting capabilities that are required to ensure its messaging network is reliable and efficient.
Today, all of the nurses at VNSNY carry tablet devices when visiting patients. An internally-developed application on the tablet device provides the nurses a very user-friendly, pen-based interface to collect and enter patient data such as medications, plan of care information, and even digital images.
While the front-end user interface is very streamlined and easy to use, the technology working behind the scenes to facilitate the data collection and storage is very advanced. The tablets connect to the IBM AIX operating system allowing users to transfer data via FTP. When those files are sent they are put onto a specific directory which is monitored by a C++ program, and then put into a message queue. From there, WebSphere MQ then sends the messages in the queue to an IBM DB2 database for storage and classification.
With the current network in place, the nurses at VNSNY are more efficient in delivering care to their patients and spend less time on administrative work and data entry. VNSNY reports that the recent move to a single sign-on for both the company’s intranet and the IBM AIX system has streamlined the submission of data even further and made it even easier for the nurses to do their jobs.
This piece is an abridged version of the article, “The power of a healthy network: Visiting Nurse Service of New York Leverages IBM, partner technology to streamline patient care” in WebSphere Insights – a new digital magazine for WebSphere professionals. Download the WebSphere Insights Web app to read the full article.
Avada Software’s Infrared360 makes an Impact with Green Technology at IBM’s Impact 2009 conference Las Vegas, NV, May 6. 2009
Avada Software, an innovative provider of Messaging Management solutions for WebSphere® MQ (WMQ), Broker (WMBI), and JMS, today announced that its flagship product, Infrared360, received recognition at Impact 2009, IBM’s premier SOA conference, for its commitment to providing solutions that adhere to Green Technology initiatives. Infrared360 was exhibited at the Impact 2009 conference where it received a GREEN technology award from the conference awards committee.
Infrared360 is an innovative administration and monitoring portal for WebSphere MQ, JMS, ESB, and WMBI. It provides secure collaboration , enabling virtual environments for business units. Users can belong to one or many virtual environments and get secure visibility and role based permissions within each one. This provides collaboration and self-service without fear of compromise.
“We’re excited that IBM has recognized Infrared360 for the impact it has on reducing energy cost in the data center and distributed environments” said Peter D’Agosta, Sr. Product Manager, Avada Software. “With Infrared360’s unique architecture, an enterprise management solution for messaging environments can be established with a much smaller energy footprint while still providing an abundance of functions and features not found in other products of its kind.“
Infrared360 now enabled on IBM PureApplication™ System
Avada and IBM work together to provide clients innovative technologies to break down the barriers to SOA by providing simple access to existing applications, services, and important data. Avada Software's flagship product, Infrared360, provides administration, monitoring, testing, statistical reporting, and auditing for enterprise middleware platforms. Now Infrared360 is enabled on IBM PureApplication™ System to fundamentally change the experience and economics of IT with built-in expertise, integration by design and a simplified experience.
Recently, IBM announced a new class of expert integrated systems called IBM PureSystems. IBM PureSystems combine the flexibility of a general purpose system, elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to a workload -- fundamentally changing the experience and economics of IT. IBM PureApplication, an offering in IBM PureSystems, is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. This workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage.
With Infrared360 enabled on the PureApplication System, you receive a pre-integrated deployment pattern of the Infrared360 application, middleware and virtual system resources. These patterns delivers deployment times up to 20 to 30 times faster than on traditional systems. By automating key processes, PureApplication expertise can reduce the cost and time required to manage an infrastructure by as much as 35 - 55 percent. Built-in application optimization expertise can reduce the number of unplanned outages by as much as 90 percent or more through best practices and automation of the manual processes identified as outage culprits. Administrators use built-in application elasticity to scale up or to scale down automatically. They use data replication to help ensure high availability. With IBM, these systems can support up to 40 percent more transactions.
Contact Avada Software For more information about Avada's Infrared360 application pattern on IBM PureApplication System.
Learn more about IBM PureSystems at:http://www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems
Avada and OpTier Team Up to Provide Unrivalled Application Performance Management Across All Middleware Tiers
Partnership Delivers Broad and Deep Insight for Middleware Support and Operations Teams About Critical Business Transactions Across All Tiers
With the breadth of transaction data, Avada Software Infrared360™ and OpTier help customers rapidly pinpoint critical transaction problems and collaboratively manage application performance across the enterprise and within enterprise messaging platforms, application servers and Web services. Using both Avada and OpTier gives customers a broad yet detailed view into where application and middleware infrastructure issues are occurring and what actions are appropriate for rapid resolution. Using jointly created Smart Alerts, the solutions from both companies will combine and correlate each other’s information to significantly reduce time to problem isolation and to resolution.
Enterprise IT environments with applications and integrations that rely on enterprise Java, .NET and C applications, messaging and middleware products now benefit from having a genuine end-to-end transaction management solution with a deep root cause analysis capability for all tiers.
OpTier provides enterprises with always-on visibility into how transactions perform across the entire infrastructure 24x7. OpTier ensures that all user interactions count, no matter where they are located, however the users interact with the business applications (mobile, tablets) over any complex architectures.
Ronen Fischler, COO, OpTier said “When environments rely heavily on enterprise messaging products special expertise is often required and where this partnership comes in. With OpTier and Avada Software, customers can significantly reduce operating costs, improve service levels, better use IT resources, and simplify management processes.”
“Businesses today need to be always on. In seeking to provide our customers with greater insight into their application infrastructure performance, we know no one vendor can do everything,” said Rich Schreiber, Head of Global Business Development, Avada Software. “We are pleased to partner with OpTier who specializes in providing intelligent transaction data across all tiers, to drive additional value across the organization.”
Visit Avada Software at IBM’s IMPACT 2012 conference in Las Vegas this coming week at Kiosk S-3
In today’s always-on economy, businesses need always-on application performance. OpTier is the leader in enterprise-class, transaction-driven Application Performance Management (APM), assuring more business transactions every second than any other IT management vendor. OpTier's always-on, business-transaction approach automatically ties together the business process, end-user, application, data center and cloud perspectives, providing unmatched visibility across silos. A complete APM solution in a single product, OpTier Always-on APM™ delivers actionable intelligence to manage application performance that drives business. Global 1000 customers, including Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and O2, protect revenue and improve client experience by eliminating outages, resolving problems 100 times faster and optimizing returns from existing IT investments. A recognized leader in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, OpTier pioneered the concept that transactions are where IT and business meet.
About Avada Software
Avada Software's Infrared360™ is the most innovative and cost effective software product that enables collaboration across and between IT and business groups to identify and rapidly resolve or prevent application messaging integration problems which negatively impact business operations.
Avada Software is First to Market
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avada Software, the leading innovator of Enterprise Middleware Management and Monitoring solutions, today announced Infrared360 EMAP, the world’s first Enterprise Management “Appliance”.
Avada Software, whose tagline is “simple access to important information”, has now made life very simple for small and large SMBs, with Infrared360 EMAP.
Avada Software’s flagship product, Infrared360, provides administration, monitoring, testing, statistical reporting, and auditing for enterprise middleware platforms such as WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server, Tibco EMS, ESB, and other JMS providers.
While the core Infrared360 product requires no deployment of software to managed servers or client desktops, the Infrared360 EMAP goes one significant step further providing pre-packaged, pre-configured, “drop-in management”.
It allows resource and budget constrained SMBs to free themselves of the need to procure or provision additional hardware, operating system, and application server software. "We are currently working with other vendors to provide choices among hardware, OS's, and application servers for the appliance", says Rich Schreiber, head of business development and strategic alliances for Avada Software. “This first model runs on a 64 bit Windows OS and is capable of handling a few hundred managed endpoints and hundreds of users.”
“The fact that this very small footprint server is all that an SMB would need in order to manage their entire middleware environment is a testament to the simplicity and value that Avada Software has brought to this market”, adds Peter D'Agosta, Product Manager for Avada Software.
”Building upon our other strongly accepted innovations such as secure collaboration, delegated administration, agentless monitoring, and a security model that exceeds standard compliance requirements, Avada Software is now making Enterprise level application management solutions available to the mini-enterprise SMB sector.”
For more information about Avada Software, visit www.avadasoftware.com
Avada Software Names Head of Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances
Avada Software, a leader in Enterprise Middleware Management software, today announced that industry veteran Rich Schreiber has been named Head of Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances. Rich has been a technology sales and solution leader for over 30 years. He brings an expertise in cultivating strategic relationships and successfully selling enterprise management solutions to companies of all sizes throughout the world.
Before joining Avada, Rich was VP International Operations, Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Nastel Technologies, responsible for significantly increasing the pipeline and revenue for all international sales channels across EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, as well as a significant strategic global alliance with Hewlett Packard.
Prior to that he founded and led start-up companies focused on Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), distributed transaction processing systems, and a U.S. distributorship for a leading international security solution provider. Rich’s foundation was formed at hardware and software companies including DEC, Data-General, Prime and Seer Technologies where he held executive leadership roles.
“Rich is a seasoned technology executive. He has strong and proven skill in building out worldwide organizations and turning emerging- and mid-growth companies into industry leaders,” said Peter D’Agosta, acting COO for Avada Software. “Our Infrared360 technology is already enabling Global 2000 organizations to reduce costs and meet or exceed service level objectives while optimizing IT resources. Adding Rich to our management team will help us build upon our current momentum and accelerate our global growth.”
Avada IBM partnership enhances Websphere CE
IBM Builds Open Source Momentum With OEM Agreement and New Customers
ARMONK, NY--(Marketwire - February 4, 2008) - IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Avada Software today announced a new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement to join forces to capture a larger piece of the growing open source application server market. Under the agreement, Avada Software will deliver and support WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) as part of its messaging management solutions.
IBM is also announcing that Nexxar Group Inc., a money transfer company, is using WAS CE to stay compliant with new money transfers laws and regulations in the U.S. and Europe. WAS CE, which is free to download and use, is pre-integrated with Apache Tomcat and several most commonly used open source components, such as web services,security, authentication, messaging, and web tier clustering. WAS CE provides a host of technologies that simplifies the development of applications and services, thus dramatically improving developer productivity. WAS CE and related subscription support can also help customers begin to deploy a service oriented architecture (SOA) by providing the flexibility to reuse existing services and expanded access to core applications. Avada's software is built to take advantage of a customer's existing infrastructure.