mValent Enables More Consistent Config Files
July 28, 2004
The mValent Infrastructure Automation Suite automates the application migration process and eliminates pain points, like configuration inconsistency between versions (as is the case with an upgrade from WebSphere 4.x to WebSphere 5.x), with tools it calls "enablers." Version 2.2 contains enablers designed for WebLogic and WebSphere users looking to manage disparate and interdependent configuration definitions underlying the app server platforms.
The mValent Infrastructure Automation Suite, "addresses system downtime due to configuration errors," Andrew Bird, vice president of marketing and business development for mValent told ServerWatch. It does this by automatically running a series of checks to confirm configurations are consistent and correct across all environments and components.
The product is designed to be used early in the adoption cycle -- in the "pre-prodction, post-development phase," Bird said.It is designed to complement, not replace, a provisioning tools and management software, Bird emphasized.
The WebSphere and WebLogic enablers found in v2.2 automate the creation and management of configurations for those platforms. Key tools are:
The mValent's Infrastructure Automation Suite is available for immediate purchase. Pricing is based on the number of users, with entry-level deployments starting at $50,000.
Founded two years ago, mValent currently claims 10 clients, including MFS Investment Management, Raytheon, and State Street. It also has four of the world's top-10 financial services organizations as customers.