TeamQuest Announces Support for IBM zSeries Utilizing SuSE Linux

Powerful new array of performance and capacity management features now available for the IBM zSeries

Clear Lake, Iowa, June 28, 2004 – TeamQuest Corporation today announced that it is providing support for the IBM zSeries with a comprehensive SuSE Linux solution. As more businesses rely on mainframe servers to power their transformations into on-demand enterprises, the IBM zServer provides sophisticated workload management technology. The TeamQuest technology solution further enhances the optimizing and performance functionality of the IBM zSeries for customers who rely upon the SuSE Linux Platform.

“TeamQuest is committed to providing solutions customers require to remain competitive,” said Mike Ellis, vice president of marketing and product management at TeamQuest Corporation. “Our comprehensive solution for IBM zSeries customers who utilize SuSE Linux helps them efficiently scale operations while providing the cost-savings associated with integrating Linux into the enterprise.”

New features released last month in TeamQuest Performance 9.1 include additional agents and multi-system modeling with the ability to consolidate workloads across servers. Automated linear trend and short-trend analysis capabilities help identify over-utilized servers and detect drift in variable at an early stage and predict future behavior based on statistical techniques. A new interface allows users to manage and administer all systems from a single console, enabling users to define policies to span several systems.

“The power of the IBM zSeries is that it allows the scalability that is required in today’s changing business climates,” added Ellis. “We are excited to bring the features and functionality our customers rely upon to this new and fast growing platform.”

TeamQuest Performance 9.1 software for the IBM zSeries is available by contacting sales@teamquest.com, or by calling 641-357-2700.

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