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NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASG Software Solutions, a worldwide leader in business solutions for global enterprises, today announced general availability of ASG-Zena™ 3.0, the latest version of ASG’s flagship distributed workload automation solution. ASG-Zena 3.0 offers robust scheduling and complete workload automation capabilities across both physical and virtual server environments…

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Los Angeles, CA -- 26 Aug 2010: Phoenix Software International today announced the release of Version 4, Release 8.0, of (E)JES, its z/OS JES2 and JES3 interactive spool browse and system management product. The new release will be generally available on September 24, 2010.

Among its many significant enhancements, this release introduces the (E)JES Java Application Programming Interface (API), which complements the existing APIs for REXX and for procedural languages such as Assembler and C. The (E)JES Java API and supporting classes provide unauthorized-program access from the Java language to the programming resources available through the (E)JES API. Execution will be eligible for zAAP or zAAP-on-zIIP redirection when the Java code is running and zIIP redirection when the core (E)JES functions are running.

“Java has become a popular programming language on the mainframe,” said Phoenix Software Chief Technology Officer Ed Jaffe. “We’re pleased that we can now offer Java programmers the same powerful programming capabilities that are already available through our other APIs. With all of the enhancements in this release, we are again helping our customers be more productive, cut costs, and leverage the latest z/OS technologies.”

Phoenix Software International, Inc. (www.phoenixsoftware.com) is a major systems software development company providing software solutions to enterprises around the world. Phoenix offers a wide range of products for IBM and compatible mainframes as well as Windows- and Web-based workstation platforms.

CONTACT: Amy Gilbert, Phoenix Software International, (310) 338-0400, amygilbert@phoenixsoftware.com. (NOTE: do not publish contact info)


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Court Moves Up Neon v IBM Antitrust Case — The Texas district court that will hear Neon Enterprise Software’s antitrust suit against IBM for monopolizing the mainframe market – an issue that has both the European Commission and the Justice Department investigating Big Blue – was looking over its calendar the other day and – lo and behold – sua sponte found an opening and moved the trial up nine months to next June 6. Neon, whose lights must be twinkling about now, had wanted to get into court early next year. The court’s move pretty much gives it what it wanted. The tighter schedule should make the pricey process cheaper for the little Texas ISV and give IBM less scope for displaying its entire repertoire of lawyer tricks…

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Melville, NY and Bedford, MA, August 16, 2010 – FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of  TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, and Bus-Tech, Inc., a leading supplier of Mainframe Virtual Tape Libraries today jointly announced the certified interoperability of FalconStor® File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) with Bus-Tech’s Mainframe Data Library (MDL). The combined solution of industry-leading deduplication technology and award-winning mainframe VTL technology provides mainframe data centers with the ability to minimize storage capacity, extend online data retention, decrease the need for physical tape and reduce bandwidth requirements…

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