December 17, 2012

Compuware Announces "Day One" Support for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1

Abend-AID, Xpediter and Strobe Work Seamlessly With New Release of CICS TS V5.1

DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, is pleased to provide "day one" support for IBM's CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1, a crucial component of modern, multi-tiered and customer-facing applications. Compuware's CICS-supporting solutions--Abend-AID, Xpediter and Strobe--all work seamlessly with the new release of CICS TS to provide essential support for building, debugging and improving the performance of CICS workloads.

"We know that many of our customers rely on CICS TS to run their business-critical applications," said Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Solutions Business Unit, Compuware. "It's imperative they make a smooth migration to the new server, which is why we've invested time and resources to ensure that Abend-AID, Xpediter and Strobe are fully compatible with the new release. Our customers can relax knowing our solutions will be fully operational once the transition to the new software has occurred."

As CICS TS V5.1 customers move toward a service delivery platform for cloud computing, they can utilize Compuware's solutions to leverage CICS TS V5.1 every step of the way. Beginning with Compuware's day one support, IT staff will be able to develop, test, tune and deploy CICS TS applications more quickly and with greater ease. Over time, customers can enjoy significant operational efficiencies, reduced costs and increased service agility through greater capacity and increased availability enhancements as well as more modern interfaces. As customers improve application performance and reduce resource usage, Compuware's tools can further assist them as they take advantage of better platform management as well as vertical and horizontal scaling in CICS TS V5.1.

About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions

Compuware's Mainframe solutions help the world's leading organizations maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service. The Solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe, enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with higher quality utilizing existing resources.

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