Enterprise Networks briefs

Peregrine Systems Inc. recently upgraded its asset management product suite to automatically discover network and telephony devices and to track contracts with service providers to see how well they are meeting service-level agreements. Peregrine’s asset management software also gives net managers a single point of control over network and telephony devices with the upgrades of AssetCenter Cable & Circuit and TeleCenter. With the addition of the Automated Inventory module, AssetCenter constantly updates any adds or changes to a network. Automated Discovery can track the performance and usage on mobile and wireless devices as well. All products are available now. Pricing depends on configuration: AssetCenter 3.6 costs from US$24,000 to $41,000; Automated Inventory costs $10 to $25 per device inventoried; AssetCenter Cable & Circuit 3.1 costs $28,500 to $50,000; and TeleCenter 3.5 starts at $22,500. Peregrine, in San Diego, is on the Web at www.peregrine.com.

In an announcement last month, MGE UPS SYSTEMS said it has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard Co. to offer select MGE uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) to HP’s 9000 Enterprise Server customers. According to the companies, MGE’s new PowerTrust II-MR line offers power protection for HP’s enterprise solutions, including HP Workstations, Netservers, HP 9000, and HP 3000 systems, as well as for other peripherals. The line uses on-line double-conversion technology, enabling instant back-up power. The new rack-mount PowerTrust II-MR provides capacity and manageability for HP-UX, Windows NT/2000, HP 3000, HP Netservers and Workstations, the company said. The series is available in three power configurations: 4kW/4.5kVA, 6.5kW/9kVA, and 8kW/12kVA. For more information on the products, contact an HP reseller or sales representative. Visit MGE on the Web at www.mgeups.com, or HP at www.hp.com.