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11/07/2018 - Press release, DCI, Corporate

Beta Systems announces new software generation "Symphony" for the intelligent data center

Symphony: The new Beta Systems product generation

Symphony: The new Beta Systems product generation

Berlin, July 11, 2018 - Beta Systems DCI Software AG presents the 7th generation of its products for IBM Z. With the new Symphony generation, Beta Systems delivers flexibly adaptable solutions and answers to the changing tasks for the mainframe in the enterprise data center. Ease of use combined with modern user interfaces, direct cost savings and efficiency gains as well as improvements in security & monitoring are some of the advantages of Symphony. Extended possibilities for automation and integration in web or cloud environments and a completely modernized technical basis complete the new generation.

The use of Beta Symphony applications enables direct and indirect cost savings in IT operations. Many new functions help to reduce effort and time and help to avoid problems. The user interfaces developed in collaboration with client companies allow users and IT operating teams to perform tasks faster and easier than before and thus directly save working time. New and optimized elements of the Beta Systems architecture in conjunction with the new versions of z/OS allow encryption and data transfer processes to be performed more efficiently and with up to 15% less CPU consumption.

A new health checker with intelligent, automated checks relieves the operating team and the application gives feedback if problems have been identified. In this way, potential problems in production operations can be avoided from the outset, which helps to save downtime costs and additional effort through subsequent problem elimination.

Beta Systems also invested in the modernization of the technologies used and in the optimization of the Beta Systems Architecture (BSA) by a modern JavaBSA. The latest z/OS operating system versions and IBM Z hardware support Symphony as well as current operating systems and modern web application servers including IBM Websphere Liberty. In addition, all products of the Beta Symphony generation support the Internet Protocol Version 6.

New functions for archiving simplify the scope of compliance requirements: New is the key date archiving, which now makes it possible to calculate the archive retention time with an exactly defined start date. The reduction of the archive expiry date now allows the expiry date for archived lists and documents to be brought forward.

The Symphony product generation offers interactive, self-explanatory, attractively designed user interfaces that facilitate the work objectives of the users. The improvements in the user interface increase comprehensibility and simplify access to important and frequently used functions. At the same time, complexity is reduced and readability and clarity are optimized. This makes working with the products faster and easier, and customers save working time directly.

The Symphony product generation provides customers with a new, convenient and very powerful control center _beta control for monitoring and controlling their decentralized workloads. In addition to monitoring jobs, agents and decentralized systems, _beta control supports the preparation of automation tasks with guided dialogs. So-called "wizards" in the modern, graphical user interface allow recurring tasks to be quickly and easily defined, simulated for testing and then transferred to production operations.

Further information and details on the new Symphony Generation are available at

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About Beta Systems DCI Software AG
Beta Systems DCI Software AG has been developing high-quality infrastructure software products and solutions for the reliable and efficient processing of large quantities of data for over 35 years, providing our customers with the means to best fulfill all legal and corporate requirements. Our multi-platform software solutions for z/OS, Unix, Linux and Windows environments automate, document and analyze business-critical IT processes in data centers of large corporations, IT service providers, public-sector institutions and mid-sized companies. Beta Systems’ data center intelligence portfolio focuses on output management & archiving, log/security information management, workload automation and job management.

Beta Systems Software Aktiengesellschaft (BSS, ISIN DE000A2BPP88) was founded in 1983, is listed in the Scale segment of Deutsche Börse and employs more than 330 people companywide. Company headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany. The company, together with its 22 self-owned subsidiaries and numerous partners, is active across the globe. More than 1,300 customers all over the world are currently operating over 3,200 installations in more than 30 countries. They employ products and solutions from Beta Systems to optimize their IT landscape and maximize security. The company is a leading mid-sized, independent European software solution provider that generates about half of its turnover abroad.

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