Solid Standing by with Hot Database for Force's Carrier-Grade Platform

9/19/2003 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the first provider of an autonomic data management platform, announced that it has delivered a hot-standby database configuration for compatible integration with a Force Computers carrier-grade-application-ready solution. Force is a Solectron company and leader in embedded computing.

Built on top of the Force EndurXTM high availability platform, this Solid configuration supports redundant controller cards in the system by ensuring data availability even when a blade fails or is taken down for maintenance. In addition, Solid’s SmartFlow data distribution technology is also used to automatically move data between the controller and the blades. “Solid leverages the hardware redundancy of the EndurX system to deliver true service continuity,” said Chris Williams, Force vice president and general manager of worldwide product and strategic marketing and engineering. “With our customers building carrier-grade applications on the EndurX platform, Solid supplies carrier-grade data availability and the ability to move control data seamlessly between the various nodes in the system.”

Solid also announced that it has been invited to join the Intel® Communications Alliance as an Associate Member. Through the Intel Communications Alliance, Intel is creating a strong, well-aligned community of embedded developers and solution providers to define, develop and deliver modular solutions for the network infrastructure. Together with Force, a Premier Member of the Intel Communications Alliance, and other Associate and Affiliate Members, Solid is committed to partnering with leading solutions providers in the communications marketplace.

“As an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, Solid continues to work with Intel to develop modular, standards-based customer solutions,” said Anthony Ambrose, general manager, Marketing and Platform Programs, Intel Corporation. “The integration of Solid into the Force platform on processors based on Intel technology is another step forward in enabling the industry transition from proprietary architectures to modular communications platforms.”

To showcase its capabilities, Solid will demonstrate their self-healing, carrier-grade data management platform in the Intel Communications Alliance Community at the Intel Developer Forum, September 18-19 in San Jose, Calif. Additional demonstrations of highly integrated platform solutions for communications applications will be shown in the near future.

“Solid has always been strong in the communications infrastructure,” said Jussi Harvela, president and chief executive officer of Solid Information Technology. “We are happy to work with Intel and other members of the Intel Communications Alliance like Force to enrich the environment for developers of communications devices. All these devices have complex data management needs, and Solid’s self-healing system helps customers working within the Intel Communications Alliance ecosystem get to market faster with a more robust solution.”

At the core of the Solid Autonomic Data Management PlatformTM is a streamlined relational database management system (RDBMS), Solid EmbeddedEngineTM that provides standard SQL, ODBC and JDBC interfaces, reducing a developer’s learning curve. The RDBMS can be configured in high-availability mode, in which Solid maintains a redundant pair of databases in exact synchrony, allowing applications to heal themselves by failing over to the secondary database in a few tens of milliseconds in the event of a board failure. After the board is repaired or replaced, Solid heals itself by automatically restoring the synchronized pair of databases. Coupled with this sophisticated, but light-weight data manager is a programmable data distribution mechanism, Solid SmartFlow that can be configured to automatically move data between Solid database instances. This data distribution is automatic, reliable and recoverable.

About Force Computers
Founded in 1981, Force Computers ( is a leading designer and worldwide supplier of open-standards-based and custom board- and system-level embedded computing solutions. These solutions address telecommunications, data communications, medical, industrial control and defense and aerospace markets. Force systems offer capabilities for Ultra AvailabilityTM, remote system management and platform management as well as feature telecom protocol software, telecom controllers and chassis compatible with NEBS Level 3 and ETSI building practices for embedded servers and custom integrated solutions. For boards, the company develops and manufactures leading-edge designs across a breadth of high-performance processors, high-bandwidth input/output interfaces and robust digital signal processors. Certified ISO 9001, the company practices Total Quality Management principles in all phases of its global operations. Force’s company headquarters is located in Fremont, Calif. Force’s Europe and Asia-Pacific headquarters are located in Munich, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan, respectively. Force Computers is a Premier Member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

About the Intel® Communications Alliance
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a membership-based alliance program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply line of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit

About Solid Autonomic Data Management PlatformTM The Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform is the first example of a data management solution that assures developers the data will take care of itself. The Solid platform supports the creation of applications that are self-configuring, self-healing, self-optimizing and self-protecting. The Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform is a software suite made up of three tightly coupled components:

This optimized combination is encapsulated in a low-maintenance framework to create an easy-to-manage platform that can take care of sophisticated data management needs in complex environments like network infrastructure applications running on blade servers. Solid customers realize dramatically reduced cost of development and reduced time to market. Their customers see a compellingly low total cost of ownership (TCO).

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers the first of its kind next-generation autonomic data management software. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power inherently distributed applications in the network infrastructure, telematics, digital content delivery and retail applications. Leading companies including EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, and Nortel and innovative start-up companies such as Turin Networks, Lantern Communications, and Watercove Networks use Solid technology in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant, and scalable smart applications. Solid is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company also has regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. For more information, visit the Solid web site at

Solid Information Technology is an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit

The Solid logo, Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform, Solid Autonomic Data Management Suite, Solid EmbeddedEngine, Solid BoostEngine, and Solid FlowEngine are trademarks of Solid Information Technology Corp. Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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