Workload Automation Blog

Migrating from Cron: A White Paper

Published by Mike on November 24, 2014 @ 09:24 in Education

Migrating from Cron: A White PaperAs complexity increases across operating systems, applications, virtual servers and into the cloud, bringing in a new breed of management tool will enable growing organizations to get a handle on the management of business data.

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Stonebranch in Gartner Market Guide for Workload Automation

Published by Mike on November 19, 2014 @ 15:22 in Analyst Reports, Stonebranch News

Check out the latest news from Stonebranch.

Stonebranch, Inc., a leading provider of modern workload automation solutions announced today that it was mentioned as a representative vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for Workload Automation(1).

According to Gartner, Stonebranch's solution is "built on a modern and easy-to-integrate architecture" and "has the ability to integrate with and monitor jobs in its competitors' workload automation tools".

Integration with Stonebranch's Universal Agent revitalizes legacy scheduling solutions by providing new automation capabilities, extending your investment in your existing tool and skill set without requiring substantial change.

Universal Agent:

  • Makes any job scheduler cross platform and workload automation enabled
  • Provides a lower cost collaborative scheduling agent
  • Simplifies your infrastructure with a single automation agent for multiple automation tasks

"We believe our inclusion as a representative vendor in the Gartner Market Guide validates why so many companies throughout the world rely on Universal Automation Center, the core product from Stonebranch, to drive their workload automation efforts," said Dr. Detlef Purschke, Chief Operating Officer, Stonebranch.

"Our relentless pace of innovation is extending Stonebranch's lead in workload automation and empowering our global customers with the tools and capabilities required to define, manage and visualize mission-critical IT business processes."

Stonebranch recently released Universal Automation Center 6.1, its next-generation IT automation platform.

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Market Guide for Workload Automation" by Milind Govekar, Yurika Nagashima, September 25, 2014.

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Stonebranch
Stonebranch solutions are for modern IT organizations that need guaranteed results. Universal Automation Center provides enterprise-wide automation of complex IT business processes in a simple, intuitive way - from Amazon Web Services in the cloud to z/OS batch processes on the mainframe. Stonebranch clients include some of the world's largest financial, healthcare and technology institutions. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Stonebranch has offices throughout the world, including Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. More information on the Company and its products can be found at: http://www.stonebranch.com.

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Agentless Job Scheduling: A White Paper

Published by Mike on November 12, 2014 @ 10:01 in Job Scheduling Software

Agentless Job Scheduling: A White PaperSome of the major vendors of job scheduling solutions are introducing agentless technology. Are they missing the point? Find out in this complimentary white paper from Stonebranch.

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Beyond Managed File Transfer: Effective Management of your Enterprise Data Supply Chain

Published by Mike on November 6, 2014 @ 16:40 in Webinars

Live Stonebranch WebinarsAlthough Managed File Transfer provides many of the components needed to manage your Data Supply Chain, and are an important part of the Data Supply Chain management strategy, they only focus on the file transfer step. 

Successful companies will need expand their reach, and focus on the broader business process by taking a step beyond Managed File Transfer.

Click the date below to register now.


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Innovation Europe 2014: Scenes From Day 1

Published by Mike on October 23, 2014 @ 16:15 in Innovation Europe

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New Look to Commemorate Our 15th Anniversary

Published by Mike on October 21, 2014 @ 15:36 in Stonebranch News

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we're making a few changes.

Today we launched a brand new website featuring our new Stonebranch logo.

Stonebranch 15th Anniversary

Being a workload automation visionary has never looked so good!

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Your Guide to Innovation Europe 2014

Published by Mike on October 14, 2014 @ 22:32 in Innovation Europe

If you've registered for Innovation Europe 2014, here's everything you need to know. If you haven't yet registered, it's not too late!

Directions to the Hilton Amsterdam, our conference hotel:

A map to the Hilton Amsterdam can be found here:

Public transportation from Amsterdam central railway station:

Tramline 5 and 24: Exit at Apollolaan and go left towards the traffic lights. Cross the road to the right and walk straight ahead. At the next traffic lights, cross the road and the Hilton Amsterdam is on your right hand side.

Tramline 2: From Schuytstraat, cross the road to the main street. On the right hand side you will see the Gresham Memphis Hotel. Keep walking straight on and cross the bridge, following the Breitnerstraat. After crossing the bridge you will see the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel on your right hand side at the intersection of Apollolaan and Minervalaan.

Tramline 16: Exit at Emmastraat. Face the tram and cross the street to the main road De Lairessestraat. Follow the Willem Witsenstraat and you will see the Hilton Amsterdam on your left hand side.

Public transportation from Amsterdam zuid railway station

Transfer to tram 5 (towards Central Station) and get off at Apollolaan. After getting off the tram (with your back facing the tram), turn right towards the traffic lights. Turn right and cross the street. Keep walking straight on and at the next traffic lights, cross the street and the Hilton Amsterdam is on your right hand side.

Public transportation from the airport

Take the train to Amsterdam train station Zuid. Transfer to tram 5 (towards Central Station) and get off at Apollolaan. After getting off the tram (with your back facing the tram), turn right towards the traffic lights.

Turn right and cross the road. Keep walking straight and at the next traffic lights, cross the street and the Hilton Amsterdam is on your right hand side.

By car from Den Haag and Schiphol International Airport

Take the A4 onto the A10 and exit at Amstelveen/S108. Turn right at traffic lights onto Amstelveenseweg. Turn right onto Stadionweg, Follow the Hilton signs onto Olympiaweg. Turn right onto Apollolaan, turn left at 3rd traffic light.

By car from Utrecht (A2)

Take the A2/E25. Stay right and follow directions to Nijmegen Randweg. After 111km turn left from s110. After 1km join roundabout.

By car from Diemen/Amersfoort (A10)

Take the A10 and exit at Amstelveen/S108. Turn right at traffic lights onto Amstelveenseweg. Turn right onto Stadionweg. Follow the Hilton signs onto Olympiaweg. Turn right onto Apollolaan, turn left at 3rd traffic light.

The Conference:

A pre-conference technical session starts at 9:30 on Thursday, October 23. This session will introduce participants to Stonebranch's Opswise Automation Center. Conference registration will begin at 11:00 with a welcome snack. All spouses / partners are invited to join us for lunch at 12:50. The day will conclude at 17:00.

Afterwards, you will have some time to unwind and freshen up before the evening event.

On Friday, the session starts at 9:00. Lunch will be served at 12:15. The conference will end at 15:40.

Attire:

The dress code for the conference will be business casual.

More detailed information on conference sessions can be found in the agenda.

The Evening Program:

We will be dining at Het Scheepvaartmuseum,. We will enjoy a beautiful boat ride to the Het Scheepvaartmuseum, a 17th century Amsterdam landmark, for a tour, drinks, dinner and good cheer.

After a reception at the Museum, we will take a guided half hour tour followed by dinner in a historic room with a view of the water.

Attire:

The dress code for the evening will be smart casual.

Other:

Spouses / partners can meet in the Pavilion Room on Thursday at 11:20. Birte will take care of you from there.

If you're in Amsterdam on the Wednesday night, please join us at Samo Sebo Indonesian Restaurant (http://www.samasebo.nl/en/) at 21:00.

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

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Hear From Somebody Who Has Embraced Independent Agent Technology

Published by Mike on September 22, 2014 @ 11:20 in Webinars

Reed Elsevier Technology Services' Architect Engineer Doug Perseghetti has a lot to say about independent agent technology. Whether you are running software from CA, BMC, IBM, UC4, Cisco, Redwood or others, you'll enjoy hearing Doug share his experiences.

Doug's story is available now on-demand at http://www.stonebranch.com/agents/.

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