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IBM® Platform™ Symphony is an enterprise-class grid manager for running distributed application services and big data analytics on a scalable, shared, heterogeneous grid. It accelerates dozens of parallel applications, for faster results and better utilization of all available resources, and can help you exceed your performance goals with a fast, efficient grid and analytic computing environment.

The latest version of Platform Symphony increases scaling and performance, and uses innovative data management technologies to remove data bottlenecks and reduce data movement. Used with the new IBM Application Service Controller add-on for Platform Symphony, it also provides enhanced multitenancy and resource management, along with expanded workload management.

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The new IBM Application Service Controller, available only for use with Platform Symphony Advanced Edition, is a generalized service controller for complex long running application services which include cloud-native applications such as MongoDB and Cassandra, among others. It extends the Symphony grid to provide a shared-service backbone for a broad portfolio of distributed software frameworks. By enabling a wide variety of applications to share resources and coexist on the same infrastructure, the Application Service Controller helps organizations reduce cost, simplify management, increase efficiency and improve performance.

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More information on the IBM Application Service Controller can be found here.

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