Unisys has unveiled the second major release of its flagship ClearPath MCP operating environment this year.
The release includes new products and enhanced features that enable clients to modernise strategic applications, enhance security and speed transformation of their data centres to address emerging business challenges. ClearPath MCP Release 16.0 is the newest version of an integrated software stack of more than 125 products.
Unisys has developed, tested and qualified the latest software required to enhance the performance and availability of ClearPath MCP systems for mission-critical core business applications, according to a company statement. Unisys vice-president, Rob Cashman, said MCP 16.0 was the second major release of the ClearPath MCP operating environment in a year
"That speed and the powerful enhancements we've made demonstrate Unisys' commitment to providing ClearPath clients with new capabilities at a pace that matches the rapid evolution of their business challenges while still enabling them to build on their long-term investments in mission-critical technology." This latest MCP release is compatible with both the proprietary processor architecture of earlier ClearPath MCP servers and the Unisys secure partitioning software technology, running on industry-standard Intel Xeon® family processors Unisys has added three new products to the ClearPath MCP stack in Release 16.
Firstly, there is a relational database server for ClearPath MCP which provides a highly available environment designed to support large relational databases and high-volume online transaction processing.
The new Relational Database Server can also be used to perform structured query language (SQL) operations on DMSII databases.
Secondly, there is Data Compression, a software utility designed to reduce the amount of time to transfer large amounts of data across a network and reduce the space required to store data.
Data Compression can be used in conjunction with the ClearPath WRAP File Enabler product to compress one or more native MCP-based files and send them across networks efficiently, store them on systems running other operating systems, and decompress and unwrap them when they reach the destination partition.
And, lastly, the software inventory assessment utility simplifies auditing and security by helping users determine the versions of system software running on an MCP partition.
In addition, MCP Release 16.0 integrates the recently announced ClearPath ePortal for MCP 6.0.
According to a company statement, this highly automated application modernisation solution provides new and enhanced capabilities that make it easier to develop multi-tier, web and mobile applications.
It also enables users to integrate ClearPath applications with native mobile-device features — such as cameras, GPS, video, images and geolocation services — of leading tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices using Apple iOS 7, Android and Windows Phone 8.
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