SANTA CLARA, Calif.,Feb 28, 2011— SolutionSoft Systems Inc, a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions is pleased to announce the release of Time Machine for AIX 7.1, IBM’s latest UNIX operating system.
The AIX operating system (OS) running on IBM systems designed with Power Architecture® technology has proven scalability, advanced virtualization, security, manageability and reliability features. AIX is the only operating system that leverages decades of IBM technology innovation designed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability of any UNIX operating system.
Time Machine is a patent-pending software application designed to facilitate testing and simulation of specified system dates and times without modifying or resetting the system clock. The software allows defined applications and users to run under any defined future date, past date or time zone desired while the underlying system time remains unchanged. And with the most recent feature added to Time Machine users can now specify variable speed clocks. This addition allows modifications to virtual clocks to run from 1000 times slower than a real clock up-to 1000 times faster. With variable speed clocks many interesting simulations can be easily created. For instance using a fast clock, a utility company’s network operations center can replay in minutes the recorded events from a black-out event that normally transpired over the course of days. Or, by implementing a slow clock a financial services firm can create a delay in batch processing while data is loaded into the system.
With all these abilities Time Machine proves itself as a powerful tool for performing “what-if” testing on systems resources and programs. Time Machine’s unique solution for user-based time morphing for UNIX, Linux and Windows Servers allows test environments to simultaneously run up to 20,000 individually defined virtual clocks at once and supports both group and user level time offsets.
“Solution-Soft has had a long relationship with IBM and as part of that we have maintained a strong partnership with the IBM Partner World for Developers program which allows software developers easy access to port and create applications using IBM technologies.” said Michael Morrison, Director of business development as Solution-Soft. “Working with the tools provided with our partnership we were able to quickly develop a version of Time Machine for AIX 7, much sooner than would have been possible.
About Time Machine
When initiating an ERP migration, testing new additions to CRM, performing legacy migration, or integrating new modules to an existing software infrastructure, there are specific logic elements of the project that will need to be thoroughly tested for all conceivable forward date & time values to guarantee that the system will operate as expected in the future. This involves running the applications with actual data through an extensive range of past, present and future dates, and scrutinizing the results for any functional inconsistencies
Time Machine is an essential date and time simulation tool for use in application migration and integration or regression testing. The software facilitates any type of time or date-sensitive development, ‘effective dating’ testing, and training that would otherwise require altering your system clock. With Time Machine you can: Set a users’ virtual clock ahead to 5 a.m. to train users on warehouse stock and order processing; Test month-end processes before the end of the month; Provide users with a “local time zone” view of applications; Re-run failed production jobs and reports; slow down or speed up time for an application to re-play a sequence of events in a time-frame that is more conductive to either training or simulation.
Time Machine has been has been field proven as an effective tool for comprehensive testing of SAP, LDAP & Kerberos integration (Active Directory Testing), Legacy migrations, Oracle (Siebel or PeopleSoft) roll-outs, Tibco, J2EE applications in WebSphere, Windows .NET applications, and even web-based AJAX programs.
Solution-Soft is the leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, which address the urgent need for management of business-critical applications and data. IDO solutions facilitate application deployment, automated data compression, secured data transfer and migration that optimize cost, availability, scalability, and performance. The flag-ship Time Machine product is a proven solution for enterprises to ensure mission critical applications such as ERP and CRM to be delivered on-time and within budget. Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including 3M, American Express, BBC, Boeing, CalPERS, Fed Ex, French Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Photronics, State Farm, UMC, and Wells Fargo. Solution-Soft’s market presence is bolstered by partnerships with Citrix (Nasdaq:CTXS), FalconStor (Nasdaq:FALC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT), Network Appliance (Nasdaq: NTAP), Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL), Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and Synopsys (Nasdaq:SNPS). Solution-Soft works closely with top tiers consultant partners around the world in all industry to achieve clients’ business objectives with ultimate ROI
Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, Calif., for more information visit www.solution-soft.com or call +1.408.346.1400.
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