Press Release

ASG Software and Solix Technologies Form Partnership

Collaborative platform helps clients deploy policy-based data governance strategies, manage on premise data and transition to cloud based infrastructure

Santa Clara, CA (February 23, 2012) – ASG Software Solutions (ASG), a recognized innovator in enterprise IT software solutions, today announces a partnership with Solix Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise data management (EDM) solutions to offer customers a comprehensive information lifecycle (ILM) solution to manage both structured and unstructured data. By providing clients with a platform approach to deploy policy based data governance strategies, the ASG/Solix partnership helps organizations not only manage on premise data, but transition to cloud based infrastructure as well.

“Managing structured data growth seems to be a forlorn hope,” said Ian Rowlands, senior director of strategy at ASG Software. “Researchers report the volume of business data to be stored is growing at a rate of 40 to 60 percent each year. The impact on budgets can be devastating. At the same time ensuring applications are handling data reliably, testing without compromising or comprehensiveness or confidentiality poses ever-growing challenges. Our partnership with Solix Technologies is an excellent complement to ASG’s recent acquisition of Atempo’s backup and archiving solutions. ASG is expanding its Data and Information Management suite to manage both structured data and unstructured data as part of ASG’s commitment to helping customers automate and simplify the management of complex IT environments, reducing risk and improving service delivery throughout the IT lifecycle.”

This partnership with Solix complements and enhances ASG’s existing data management solutions by providing customers with data privacy and data masking, test data management, archiving and application retirement solutions for packaged as well as custom database applications. Such EDM solutions improve application performance, reduce costs, provide data security and ensure long term sustainability of access to critical enterprise information. Additional features of these solutions include:

  • Database Archiving: Reduce costs and improve application performance through policy-based information archiving and reduce downtime windows when upgrading to the latest version of an application or database.
  • Test Data Management and Data Masking: Reduce the cost and complexity to manage enterprise applications by right sizing non production databases through subsetting.
  • Data Privacy: Eliminate the short comings of encryption such as key management and performance overhead, and establish compliance with PCI, HIPAA and other regulatory frameworks, by masking non production data with syntactically intact obfuscated data.

“This strong collaboration between ASG and Solix will provide solutions to help organize, retain, and manage structured data over the long term in an optimized and secure manner – irrespective of the data source or application,” said George Symons, chief strategy officer at Solix. “These joint solutions will now enable business agility, records management, compliance and litigation support for our customers.”

“This announcement comes at a good time, considering that one-fourth of all IT organizations polled in a recent ESG Survey identified reducing the number of vendors to work with as a 2012 IT cost reduction / cost containment strategy,” said Julie Lockner, senior analyst and VP of data management at Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. “The partnership between Solix and ASG makes sense when you look at how well Solix’s products complement ASG’s existing portfolio, filling some gaps in key solution areas. This is a great opportunity for both companies.”

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A recognized innovator in enterprise IT software solutions, ASG Software Solutions has been optimizing 85 percent of the world’s most complex IT organizations for over 25 years. We create and deploy unique software solutions that reduce cost, mitigate risk and improve service delivery throughout the IT lifecycle. ASG’s comprehensive solutions help you solve today’s challenges, such as cloud computing and big data, while driving your business forward by providing insight and control across cloud, distributed and mainframe environments.

About Solix Technologies

Solix Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions, helps businesses improve application performance, reduce storage costs, and meet compliance and data privacy requirements by achieving Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) goals. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) enables organizations to implement Database Archiving, Test Data Management (Data Subsetting), Data Masking and Application Retirement across all enterprise data. Solix Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and operates worldwide through an established network of value added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators.

Visit Solix Technologies on the web at http://www.solix.com and follow Solix on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/solixedms) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/solixtechnologies).

Media and Analyst Contacts:

ASG Contacts:
ASG Software Solutions
Natalie Hahn O’Flaherty
239-435-3654
nho@asg.com

Racepoint Group
Stephen Russell
781-487-4609
srussell@racepointgroup.com

Solix Contacts:
Brian Smith
408-654-6514
media.relations@solix.com