We’re changing our name! After 12 years of ‘CWJ Consulting Ltd’ we feel the time is right to rename our company. This is to reflect the changing emphasis on our products and services – and to shift focus towards our growing company. It will take a bit of time to get the rebranding up and running, and all of the support services that you expect. This will be happening over the next 3 months or so as we move to a new domain, website, and update our product offerings.
We’ve launched a library of ‘Custom emdash Steps’ on our Support site. Feel free to have a look to see if any custom steps that we have developed would be useful for your organisation. Our plan is to add to this periodically as we create more steps for our clients, and invite you to add to share your own steps!
More information is in the Scripts Library section of our Support Site here.
emdash™ Scheduler is here! It’s been a long-held aim to remove dependencies on external tools for our customers to schedule emdash workflows. Now we have included scheduling functionally within the emdash UI, there is a holistic view on all emdash jobs that are set up to run against an environment. More details can be found on our Support Site here.
It’s been a busy few months over the festive period, as we have been consolidating existing functionality and developing new features. For existing functions we have been busy testing new versions of software that we support – for example, Endur/Findur 16.1 has been added to our supported applications, and SQL Server 2016 is now a supported database platform.
In terms of new features, we have been building up a library of Custom Steps using Powershell, and have finalised the interface for customers to integrate their own scripts and processes.
Hot off the press is a new ‘Test Framework’ that we have integrated into emdash. We’ve started using it to provide a customisable ‘Healthcheck’ for an environment, and the framework is being extended so that we can run any form of tests against an environment. (Click on the image below for a larger version).
We see great value in being able to define customer-specific tests which will be presented against an environment – either to monitor application components at runtime (How many records do I have on the QueryResult table? What’s the size of my APM queues?) as well as to confirm that all application or environment changes we have made have taken effect successfully. See here for more details. We’re excited to see what our customers can do with these functions!
emdash™ v4.0 is here!
We’re pleased to announce a new version of emdash™ for our customers which expands upon the cloud integration we started in the previous release.
Customers can now create environments in Azure for the following applications:
– Openlink’s Endur/Findur
– Openlink’s RightAngle
– Allegro’s Horizon
– Wolter Kluwer’s OneSumX
Our new ‘wizard’ based workflow allows environments to be created quickly, and repeatedly. This reduces any risk of misconfiguring environments, leading to downtime and project outages,
In addition, a new ‘Decommission’ wizard allows for environments to be archived and destroyed when they are not needed any more. This saves costs as resources are not allocated when they are not being used. And if the environment is needed again – just re-run the Create Environment process!
All new functionality is also available for on-premise implementations as well – integrating with ESX and Hyper-V if needed.
emdash™ v4.0 also includes numerous performance and stability improvements to make managing complex applications less challenging and more predictable.