Press Releases

M&G Investments selects Heathwest for business critical software management and deployment

Overview
London, 10th September 2013 – M&G Investments has selected automation products HeathView and HeathDeploy from Heathwest Systems. Application Release Automation tool HeathDeploy will speed up software roll-outs at the investment company, making them quicker and more accurate and reducing deployment times from hours to minutes. HeathView will be used to monitor the company’s applications, alerting the application support team to potential system glitches in real-time.
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Case Studies

Heathwest’s HeathSuite improves speed and accuracy of software deployment at Threadneedle Investments

Overview
Despite the need to constantly maintain systems and roll-out new ones, the team have to guarantee minimal downtime to ensure that the company’s fund managers can continue to trade.
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Heathwest’s HeathView product improves efficiency and accuracy of mission-critical application management at a global asset management firm

Overview
The client is global asset management firm serving pension schemes, insurance companies, private wealth managers, private investors and mutual funds. Founded over 15 years ago, the company is fully-owned by a publicly quoted investment company listed on the NYSE.
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Factsheet

Heathwest Systems – HeathSuite factsheet
Heathwest Systems helps companies save time, money and resources. Its HeathSuite of products enables customers to deploy, monitor and manage their application environments from one central console....
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Articles

Automation is not just for Christmas

Automation is not just a series of quick wins in isolation each with the same simple cost/benefit equation. If fully embraced, automation is a way of life.....
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Are you suffering from Complexity Drag?

The various systems you now have are complicated with many inter-dependencies and your many environments have varied topologies. Even stopping or starting a small element or whole environment required specialist knowledge of the underlying systems....
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is HeathView?
HeathView is an Application Management solution that allows you to control, monitor and audit your application environments. More details
What is HeathDeploy?
HeathDeploy is an Application Release Automation solution that allows you to easily implement one-touch deployment throughout all your application environments. More details
Can I have one without the other?
No. HeathView and HeathDeploy are both essential elements of the HeathSuite.
What is the architecture of the HeathSuite?
The HeathSuite consists of three components, a central Engine and multiple Agents and Clients. Each server under HeathSuite's control needs an Agent and there are both graphical and command-line real time Clients to be used by individual users as a front end to the system. Both Agents and Clients connect to the central Engine.
What are the systems requirements?
Engine: Windows 2000 or above
Client: Windows XP or above and .NET 2
Agent: Windows 2000 or above
Are you planning to support systems other than Windows?
Yes, there are currently beta Agents running on RedHat, Fedora and Apple Mac OS X and we plan to port the Engine as well. The Clients will continue to be Windows-based.
Does the HeathSuite framework have any other system requirements, ie. databases or middleware?
No. Due to our zero-software stack approach, the server components (Engine and Agent) do not depend on any other technologies or middleware. The in-memory datastore and real time client messaging is all built in to the Engine executable, making it extremely simple to install and use.
Is the HeathSuite Cloud-enabled?
As long as the Engine can access the Agents on the cloud machines using TCP/IP, it will work equally well in a In-Premises or cloud (Private/Public/Hybrid) environment.
Does Heathwest provide the HeathSuite as a Cloud service?
We do not currently provide our software as a Cloud service, but this is something we are investigating.