Solid and Fujitsu Siemens Partner to Provide Highly Available Telecom Solutions

10/1/2002 - Solid Information Technology, the leading distributed data management provider, announced that it is working with the leading European computer company, Fujitsu Siemens Computers to provide highly available and highly scalable solutions by embedding Solid FlowEngineTM technology in Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ RTP4 (Resilient Telco Platform) Continuous Services middleware. By integrating Solid’s distributed and embeddable data management software into its middleware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers telecom equipment manufacturers and independent software vendors (ISVs) the ability to provide carrier-grade products to service providers that demand 99.999 percent availability.

Use of this joint solution will enable telecom manufacturers and service providers to quickly implement their services in a more cost-effective manner. The ultra-high availability will help them create new value-generating services that are critical to the success of network and service providers worldwide. Solid and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are jointly marketing this solution on a global basis.

"The joint solution by Solid and Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a significant enabler for telecom equipment manufacturers and ISVs. These kinds of efficient and highly functional solutions have been hard to come by," said Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting, Daly City, CA. "By providing carrier-grade solutions with 99.999 percent availability, Solid and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are poised to support the market’s critical computing applications."

Solid Powers RTP4 Continuous Services Middleware
The Fujitsu Siemens Computers RTP4 Continuous Services middleware provides a robust environment for critical business applications requiring 99.999 percent availability. Solid FlowEngine stores configuration and other internal data used by RTP to support this availability requirement. Fujitsu Siemens Computers selected Solid’s technology because Solid FlowEngine has a small footprint and is an embeddable database that requires fewer main memory resources than other database solutions. Through the use of the Hot Stand-by feature, single points of failure are avoided. Ease of administration of Solid’s database technology is an important feature in the embedded database approach. Also, Solid supports ODBC and JDBC standards, is available on Linux and UNIX systems, and works well with Linux and UNIX clusters in various configurations.

"Solid’s proven embeddable, distributed data management solution made it easy for us to implement configuration data management that fulfills our stringent requirement for 99.999 percent availability within RTP4 Continuous Services," said Jens-Peter Seick, Executive Director Line of Business UNIX, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "This solution will provide tremendous value to our customers — telecom equipment manufacturers and ISVs — that need to get to market quickly and more effectively, yet also have access to the highest availability middleware available today."

"Solid and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are offering telecom system providers next-generation middleware today. We’re happy to be chosen as the only data management vendor that could quickly and cost-effectively bring 99.999 percent availability to this important Fujitsu Siemens Computers product," said Malcolm Colton, vice president of marketing, Solid. "We look forward to conducting successful joint marketing and sales efforts as our joint solution is implemented worldwide by top telecom providers."

About Solid FlowEngine
Solid FlowEngine is a carrier-class distributed data management platform made up of two tightly coupled components: an embeddable, lightweight database management system and a patented database synchronization technology. This optimized combination creates an easy-to-manage platform that can be used to move information through the infrastructure of a distributed enterprise, or move information to and from devices. Solid FlowEngine lets users create synchronized replica databases in order to provide a high degree of robustness and scalability to delegate computing autonomy or support loosely connected users and devices. Designed so that it can be easily embedded in unattended devices and applications, Solid FlowEngine can be concealed inside an application, delivering a compelling low total cost of ownership (TCO).

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG. "Powering the Information Age" is the company’s vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people’s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century. The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of mobile computing products, PCs and workstations to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe.

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers the premier distributed data management platform. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power large-scale distributed applications in a variety of vertical markets, including the network infrastructure, telematics, process control, and the distributed enterprise. A unique combination of relational data management and advanced synchronization, Solid technology can be used as a client/server data management system or be embedded into any network element — from today’s wireless terminals and optical routers to tomorrow’s smart devices. Leading companies including Avaya, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, and Nortel and innovative start-up companies such as Turin Networks, Celox Networks, and Lantern Communications use Solid in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable smart networks. Solid is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The company also has regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Solid FlowEngine and Solid Availability are trademarks of Solid Information Technology Corp.

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