Automating Virtual Machines (White Paper)

Is Your VM Running? While it may sound like the start of a joke, there’s nothing funny about burning company cash on unused VM cycles – especially when your big data jobs require VMs with substantial resources. Adding dependencies and advanced scheduling logic to VM jobs produces real, measurable cost savings. Workload Automation is theRead More

Failure is Not an Option (a.k.a. The Graceful Recovery of Scheduled Batch Processes)

“It just failed,” is hardly an appropriate response when asked why a critical batch process failed. As quickly as possible, you need to know why it failed, and put a recovery process in place. Your team spent valuable time defining your batch processes, so it makes little sense to burn time each time you encounterRead More

Learn About JAMS for Symitar at SymEast 2016

Join us this April 18 -20 in Columbus, Ohio to learn how credit union IT departments can leverage JAMS to automate tasks on Episys. We’ll be demonstrating everything from scheduling basic reports to building multi-step workflows that integrate Episys processes with other systems throughout the credit union. Learn more about the features of our EpisysRead More

See You at SQL PASS 2015

MVP Systems Software and the JAMS team will be sponsoring the 2015 SQL PASS Summit this October 27-30. Join us and 5,000+ SQL pros for 3 days of training, deep dives, and networking. Stop by our booth (see our events page for our booth number) to learn how our customers have moved beyond limits they’veRead More

Defining Jobs in JAMS (Video)

The humble job definition is one of the core elements of JAMS Job Scheduler. If you’ve ever tried to apply your business logic – e.g. “Run this job once on the first day of the month.” – to jobs in two different scheduling tools, you know the value of consistency. Watch our Definitions video to learnRead More

JAMS Certified for ServiceNow

JAMS Certified for ServiceNow It’s official. JAMS now offers a certified integration for ServiceNow IT Service Automation. This partnership marks another step in our mission toward smarter automation across the entire enterprise. In this instance, we looked at the inefficiencies inherent in resolving failed jobs by integrating with existing incident management processes and leveraging theRead More

See You at the Gartner Data Center Conference

Silver Sponsor The JAMS team will be a Silver Sponsor at the 33rd Annual Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference. As it brings together global leaders of the infrastructure and operations (I&O) community to learn about topics such as “Web Scale IT”, “Cost Optimization” and “Cloud”, it’s a natural fit with our missionRead More

BI's Impact on the Data Center

Business Intelligence (BI) has earned its place in nearly every organization. While its value to decision making is clear, its impact on the data center is often overlooked. Myth: BI will help us make more informed business decisions. Reality: BI will help us make more informed business decisions, when we systematically provide it with high qualityRead More

Best Practices for Enterprise Workload Automation Security

Security is one of the leading drivers for considering centralized workload automation. Most IT pros can leverage native tools and scripting to automate repetitive IT processes. These basic automation tools, however, can be difficult to scale and manage because they aren’t always built with an enterprise security model in mind. Some of the specific risksRead More

Projected Schedule View (New Feature)

Once you’ve centralized IT workload automation, you begin to see patterns that are ordinarily hidden in the logs of various scheduling tools. When all your jobs are visible from a single monitor, it’s easy to spot the server, resource or process that’s contributing to failures and stalls. What about jobs that will run in theRead More