ABB releases MPS Production 6
ABB released version 6 of press management system MPS Production, and announced that Norwegian publisher Schibsted Media Group is the first to purchase the system. MPS Production 6 will be installed at Schibsted’s Bergen newspaper, Bergens Tidende.
New to version 6 is the transfer of the entire system to the PostgreSQL database. This upgrade enables virtualization of the system while retaining the functionality and advantages of the previous system, ABB said.
Virtualization means that the app can be moved to a new platform, freeing users from the challenges imposed by hardware and operating system lifecycles. An additional copy of MPS Production can be deployed in parallel with the original version and the new version can be tested on the target hardware. Once testing is complete, a simple switch can be made between the two versions, according to ABB. Virtualization essentially ensures that data can be stored redundantly, providing a more robust backup solution than a conventional cluster.