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Solix Technologies Launches Solix ExAPPS, Industry’s First Appliance to Simplify Enterprise Application Retirement

SANTA CLARA, CA (February 8, 2010)Solix Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise data management solutions, today announced the launch of Solix ExAPPS, the industry’s first Application Retirement appliance to simplify and greatly reduce the cost of retiring legacy applications in the enterprise without sacrificing data preservation. A single Solix ExAPPS appliance can replace multiple physical servers, applications and storage in data centers or enterprises’ IT departments.

The Solix ExAPPs Application Retirement appliance – pre-built, pre-configured, pre-tested with all necessary software and hardware components – introduces simplicity to a complex problem. Customers with finite number of specific packaged and custom applications on distributed systems will find the appliance most appealing as it will allow automated repeatable process for multiple applications

According to Sheila Childs, Gartner’s Research Director of Storage Technologies and Strategies, “Application Retirement is emerging as a structured approach in application portfolio management. The costs associated with managing legacy applications can be significant – organizations must maintain expensive application operating environments simply because they need to retain application data. Extracting data from legacy applications in a simple and straightforward way while ensuring access to this data over time allows organizations to reduce costs and ensure compliance.

Traditionally, Application Retirement has been addressed by customers as a Systems Integration initiative,” said Sai Gundavelli, CEO and Founder of Solix Technologies. “We have developed Solix ExAPPS as a new deployment option because of the positive impact it can have on implementation times, costs, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership(TCO). We’re proud to be announcing the industry’s first Application Retirement Appliance – Solix ExAPPS, a pre-integrated and optimized solution that can easily be deployed.

About Solix ExAPPS

Solix ExAPPS is the industry’s first Application Retirement appliance.

The Solix ExAPPS Appliance is an integrated set of Server, storage and software components – Database with Massive Compression capabilities (90% data compression), Application Server andSolix EDMS Application Retirement engine with fast Query & Reporting Tools – all bundled into a single device.

Solix ExAPPS provides a complete hardware and software combination for Application Retirement and data preservation plug-and-play solution. Customers can plug Solix ExAPPS into a network port and power it up to have industry’s first and only pre-configured Application Retirement solution.

How it Works

Once candidates for Application Retirement have been identified – applications that are no longer in active use in production environment or where the modern set of applications are taking over – all the customer has to do is point Solix ExAPPS at the first candidate application using a Web browser After that Solix ExAPPS will migrate all the application data including transactional business objects and reports, add application context to the legacy data, provide de-duplication, compression, and store in an immutable form in Solix ExAPPS. Once that is done, business users or IT can query and report on the legacy data using standard reporting tools that are used in enterprises. To meet compliance requirements, Solix ExAPPS makes the legacy data immutable to guarantee that the data cannot be modified.

The above process can then be repeated for other applications to make the application retirement process simple, easy to use, and also delivers an assured ROI with a very low Total Cost of Ownership.

About Solix Technologies

Solix Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management solutions, helps businesses to improve application performance, reduce storage costs, meet compliance and data privacy requirements by achieving Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) goals, Data Governance strategies, and efficiently transition to Cloud infrastructure. Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) software enables organizations to implement Database Archiving, Test Data Management (Data Subsetting), Data Masking and Application Retirement across all enterprise data. Solix ExAPPS Appliance is an integrated set of Server, storage and software components for Application Retirement all bundled into a single device. In partnership with leading application and storage vendors, Solix provides integrated ILM, cloud enabling and Data Governance solutions for today’s heterogeneous environments. Solix has an extensive global client base, including Fortune 500 companies, and is widely considered the standard for enterprise data management. Solix Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has an established worldwide channel program of value added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators.

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