New Unisys ClearPath Forward ePortal Software Powers “Always On” Cloud-to-Mobile Applications

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Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced ClearPath Forward™ ePortal 7.0 – the latest edition of the company’s integrated, highly automated application development and modernisation solution for extending applications onto mobile devices, the web and service oriented application (SOA) environments.

New availability and development features enable clients to sustain high performance and build unified, hybrid application environments

London, UK June 29, 2016 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced ClearPath Forward™ ePortal 7.0 – the latest edition of the company’s integrated, highly automated application development and modernisation solution for extending applications onto mobile devices, the web and service oriented application (SOA) environments.

Available immediately for the Unisys ClearPath MCP and OS 2200 operating environments, ePortal 7.0 includes extended enterprise-class availability features, expanded capabilities for development of applications for multiple mobile devices and additional support for integration of widely-used, de facto standard application development tools. Clients can also use Unisys ClearPath Forward Services to discover ways to innovate with ePortal 7.0 and build on their long-term investments in ClearPath software while finding new cost efficiencies.

The new features are designed to solidify the powerful, flexible ePortal solution as the linchpin for software-defined enterprises leveraging a digital business model that links all IT resources – from the cloud to the data center, the desktop and mobile locations – for competitive advantage.

“The ePortal 7.0 solution enables clients to build a software-defined, ‘always on’ IT infrastructure that helps their organisations achieve the sustained performance they need in their transaction-intensive business and become more agile in capitalising on emerging business opportunities,” said Brian Herkalo, director, ClearPath Forward Solutions, Unisys. “We are committed to continually enhancing the strategic solutions and services our clients need to maintain and build on the competitive advantage that ClearPath Forward gives them.”

New Features Enhance Availability, Scalability and Mobility

Resilience enhancements to the Manager capability in ePortal 7.0 boost system availability and eliminate single points of application failure, enabling the solution to continuously deliver the highly scalable peak loads of transactions per second it was designed to support. If the primary Manager in which an ePortal application is running fails, a secondary Manager automatically takes over. Fully redundant network paths keep business-critical data flowing to the application.

An enhanced Multi-Device Mobile Apps capability in ePortal 7.0 enables developers to build hybrid mobile applications using the latest version of familiar web development capabilities, including Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Apple iOS 9 with WKWebview support and the new Microsoft Windows 10 Universal Apps.

ePortal 7.0 supports the latest Microsoft .NET development frameworks and can be used with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Combined with support for Windows 10 Universal Apps, these capabilities enable developers to use project templates to create applications for the range of Windows devices that use a common code base, including desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Consulting Services Complement Software Enhancements

Following are the key ClearPath Forward Services complementing the enhanced ePortal 7.0:

  • Consultancy/PoC Service – helps clients extend select ClearPath applications to a mobile, web or web-services environment by building a proof of concept that uses ePortal to create specific user-interface screens or user transactions;
  • Implementation Service – installation and configuration of the ePortal Enterprise Edition, for larger clients, on existing MCP or OS 2200 platforms;
  • Application Development Service – assistance in web and mobile enablement of existing enterprise applications and development of new enterprise and consumer mobile applications for multiple platforms.

Other ClearPath Forward services available to ePortal 7.0 users include Cloud Build and Publish, for developing and deploying hybrid applications to cloud-based app stores; User Authentication and Experience Design, for building multi-factor user authentication and modern mobile interfaces into applications via ePortal; and Customer Training for intensive, on-site education on ePortal usage and benefits.

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