Press Release: September 19, 2015
This year Metron and IIM celebrate 20 years of successful partnership selling capacity management. Proof of its success are the 500+ IIM clients in Japan using Metron’s athene® software, across all vertical markets. The long list of impressive clients includes TOYOTA Motor Corp, Honda Motor Co. Ltd, Mazda Motor Corp, YAMAHA Corp, Panasonic Corp, KONICA MINOLTA, INC, NTT Data, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Mizuho Bank, Ltd, Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd, All Nippon Airways Co, Ltd and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.
The partnership has expanded in recent years with Metron and IIM jointly developing and selling athene® ES/1 for mainframe across the globe.
Mitsuo Takeda, Director at IIM said “Both of our companies hold similar values and are experts in the field of capacity and performance management. Our joint customers have benefitted from improved service quality and control of costs. Together we will continue to evolve with the dynamic changes in IT and meet these new challenges through integration of our solutions and joint global sales initiatives.”
athene® ES/1 offers automated near real time reporting, upgrade analysis and automated performance optimization advice for mainframes. Many organisations are choosing athene® ES/1 as it allows them to maintain control of their mainframe environments even though valuable mainframe skills are being lost due to retirement.
athene® ES/1 has also been gaining ground as a popular replacement for SAS and a variety of other mainframe performance and capacity tools.
Ian Upton from Metron commented “IIM & Metron have had such a strong partnership for many years and it is fantastic to see it continue to evolve through our flagship athene® ES/1 expert systems solution. The combination of powerful reporting, planning and visualisation features alongside automated mainframe tuning advice is hitting the market at exactly the right time. The future looks very healthy for both of our companies.”
Mainframe workloads are increasing and becoming more dynamic with the rapid growth in online and mobile users.
Ian Upton from Metron added “The mainframe is still there behind much of the technology we take for granted in our modern society, so performance is key.
It is clear that the mainframe will remain a constant factor in running a successful large enterprise for some time to come. “
Metron has been an industry leader in 360° Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history as an independent software, services, and education company. Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions around the world and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ATOS, Internal Revenue Service, GM Financial, Deloitte, Marriott, Zions Bank, EE, Telefonica O2, Financial Conduct Authority and Lloyds Banking Group.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second-to-none, having advised on the original Capacity Management process definition and guidelines contained within the ITIL® framework. The software, services, and training Metron delivers are closely aligned to ITIL® and other good practice methodologies.
The company’s extensive Capacity Management experience, amassed helping organizations implement successful processes and solutions, is available to help meet the challenges of managing an organization’s physical and virtual environments. This expertise has been built into the athene® Capacity Management solution that Metron develops and sells directly in North America and Europe, and via partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading outsourcing companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
athene® is a registered trademark of Metron Technology Ltd and Metron-Athene, Inc.
ITIL® is a Registered Trade Mark, and a Registered Community Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
IIM Corporation is Japan’s leading capacity and performance management business. Since establishment in 1988 IIM has successfully grown its operation by adhering to its policy ‘To sell is to support’ enabling over 800 customers to rely on specialist advice, objective insight into current trends in IT technology and a strong trusting relationship. IIM’s software ES/1 NEO is used by over 800 of Japan’s leading companies including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., NSK Ltd., Honda Motor Co Ltd, Toyota Motor Corp., NTT Data Corp.
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