Solid High Availability Databases Run on Pinnacle Platform

4/2/2004 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the first provider of an Autonomic Data Management Platform, announced that it has forged a strategic relationship with Pinnacle Data Systems Inc. (PDSi) (AMEX:PNS). This alliance expands the robust ecosystem of partners that can deliver pre-tested and pre-integrated complete solutions to Solid customers who are building mission-critical internet infrastructure applications.

Solid customers are building and shipping applications like SGSN and VoIP Switches that have stringent uptime SLAs. The relationship with PDSi gives Solid customers confidence that they can rapidly get their carrier-grade application to market using Solid high availability databases on a PDSi platform. Solid’s proven ecosystem ensures faster time to market at lower development cost and lower Total Cost of Ownership.

Said Jussi Harvela, Solid president and CEO, “Our relationship with PDSi reflects the realities of the market. Our customers are building complex infrastructure applications in a very competitive environment, where first movers have a terrific advantage. Working together, Solid and PDSi are validating a proven carrier-grade software platform for our joint customers, ensuring fastest time to market at lowest cost.”

“We are happy to see Solid validated on our hardware platforms,” said Chris Winslow, PDSi Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our customers require best-in-class, carrier-grade solutions that enable their customers to embrace emerging technologies at the lowest transaction cost. Solid provides robust data management that our customers can use now to accelerate their time to market.”

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 PDSi’s Carrier-Grade Platforms
PDSi offers a wide-range of services and platforms that enhance the product lifecycle for Network Equipment Providers. These include architecture design, integration, validation, certification, deployment, and repair. Carrier-grade platforms include:

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers the first next-generation Autonomic Data Management Platform. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power inherently distributed applications in the network infrastructure, telematics, digital content delivery and retail applications. Small and large visionary companies including EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Lantern Communications, Nokia, Nortel, Turin Networks 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

About PDSi
PDSi provides products and technical services, encompassing the development and production of embedded (built-in) computer systems and components, and the testing and repair of computer systems, components and peripherals, to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in, among others, the aerospace, computer, computer peripheral, data storage, digital-imaging, medical diagnostic, process-control, and telecommunications equipment industries. PDSi offers a full range of services to increase product speed to market and engineered product life, and to provide service and support to units in the field through comprehensive product lifecycle management programs encompassing depot repair, advanced exchange, contact center support and end-of-life control. For more information, visit the PDSi Website at

The Solid logo, Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform, Solid Autonomic Data Management Suite, Solid EmbeddedEngine, Solid BoostEngine, and Solid SmartFlow are trademarks of Solid Information Technology Corp.

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