Anahata Announces AlwaysUp As Strategic Choice For Advanced Windows Service Management

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Perth Software Company Anahata announces they will be using AlwaysUp to manage standard Microst Windows applications that need to run as a service.

On Thursday 21st of February 2013, Pablo Rodriguez Pina, co-founder and co-director of the Perth (Western Australia) based software development company announced the company will be defaulting to AlwaysUp to manage the running of standard Microsoft Windows Applications as Windows 2008 Server Services.

Microsoft Windows applications that are not designed to be run as a windows service are sometimes deployed to server environments such Windows 2008 Server and are expected to run automatically in the background regardless of whether a user is logged in or not.

There are a number of tools both free and commercial that can help in achieving this goal such as NSSM, Microsoft SrvAny.exe and AlwaysUp.

Pablo Rodriguez explained the reasons for choosing AlwaysUp: “We needed to sync the contents of a Google Drive account on a Windows 2008 Server Folder, google drive sync clients such as the official Google Drive Client, InSync or SyncDocs are designed to have desktop interaction and to run only when a user is logged in. With AlwaysUp, we can run any of these applications as a windows 2008 Server Service.”

AlwaysUp provides a number of features that facilitate the installation and maintenance of the installed services such as:

  • Being able to run the applications in the current session or different sessions
  • Automatically restart the applications
  • Report on applications memory and CPU usage
  • Monitor the state of the applications from a different machine through a web browser
  • Schedule daily application activity reports by email
  • Send event notification emails such as a given application having to be restarted.

About Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd
Founded in 2010, Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd is a Western Australia privately owned application development consultancy specializing in the analysis, design, implementation and support of cost-effective, custom built software applications.

Anahata’s preferred delivery approach is an iterative, customer centric software development process where business analysts visit customer premises to gather requirements, outline the current business processes and design an improved flow. Once the system requirements are complete, a continuous integration development process allows customers to test the application regularly as it is being built. Upon implementation, customer’s staff is trained on site on the usage of the new system

Anahata offers its customers a 3 month warranty and support period where users can have unlimited phone or email consultation. Customers can access an online task and issue management system to log requests for enhancements (RFEs) or report any defects encountered during the testing or production stages. Anahata seeks to be the most customers centric of all software companies in Perth.

Anahata’s preferred technological choice is to deliver cross-platform solutions based on open standards and open source technology that ensure stability, compatibility, and security over a long application lifespan and reduces upfront and ongoing licensing fees.

Anahata is an Oracle Certified Partner and delivers custom software solutions based on Oracle, Java technology. As a registered MYOB developer partner, Anahata’s solutions integrate with any MYOB software package.

For more information about Anahata, visit http://www.anahata-it.com.au or type Software Development Perth in your favourite search engine.

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