PolyServe Announces Enterprise Linux Clustering Solutions for Sun(TM) LX50 System

PolyServe to Demonstrate Enterprise-Class Clustering Solutions on Sun LX50

Systems at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, CA

Aug 13, 2002, 01:00 ET from PolyServe, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyServe, Inc., a provider of
 system software for running enterprise applications on clusters of industry
 standard servers, today announced comprehensive support for Sun Linux and
 Sun's new general-purpose Linux server, the Sun(TM) LX50 system.  This
 support, which builds on a long-standing relationship between the two
 companies, will help enable enterprises to unify computing resources and lower
 cost in implementing a Sun Linux solution. PolyServe, Inc. will demonstrate
 Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters (RAC) with PolyServe(TM) Matrix Server and
 Matrix HA system software products on Sun's new LX50 servers at the LinuxWorld
 Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA, August 12-15 in Sun's booth (#1265)
 and in PolyServe's booth (#655).
     PolyServe Matrix Server, a highly reliable and scalable cluster file
 system (CFS), enables multiple Sun LX50 servers to read and write to shared
 file systems on a storage area network (SAN).  Matrix Server enables
 administrators to manage many industry standard servers as a single unified
 logical pool of highly available computing resources.  This dramatically
 lowers system management costs and gives corporations the ability to respond
 more quickly to changing data center demand.
     Matrix Server is tightly integrated with PolyServe Matrix HA, proven
 high-availability software which makes the server cluster resilient to single,
 or even multiple, device or application failures.  Using Matrix Server and
 Matrix HA, new servers can easily be added to the pool and applications can be
 quickly deployed and moved between servers.
     Matrix Server supports enterprise applications such as databases,
 application servers, web servers and file servers.  The product also includes
 specific support and optimization for Oracle9i Real Application Clusters,
 Oracle's clustered database technology.
     Sun's newest horizontally scalable general purpose Linux server, the Sun
 LX50 provides high-performance x86-based hardware tuned for the Solaris(TM) or
 Linux operating systems, fully integrated infrastructure software, improved
 manageability and the 7x24 support and professional services that most
 vendors' entry systems lack.  The enterprise-ready LX50 server lowers the cost
 of deployment and helps to fill the security and stability gap that other
 Windows and Linux systems leave wide open.
     "Sun and Sun Linux represent key strategic opportunities for PolyServe.
 We are excited to see Sun leverage its enterprise experience, expertise and
 support in its approach to the Linux market," said Mike Stankey, CEO of
 PolyServe.  "Sun is a leader in bringing robust technology solutions to the
 enterprise.  The combination of the Sun Linux platform, Sun's enterprise
 expertise, experience and support with PolyServe's advanced system software
 products create a powerful, cost-effective platform for mission-critical
 applications in the data center."
     "Customers moving enterprise applications onto Linux require a
 manageability tool to help them respond more quickly to their changing data
 center demands," said Bill Roth, marketing group manager, Sun Cobalt at Sun
 Microsystems, Inc.  "By working with PolyServe to support Matrix Server on the
 new Sun LX50 systems, we can provide our joint customers with powerful system
 management functionality that unifies computing resources to lower cost."
     About PolyServe, Inc.
     Based in San Francisco, Calif., with a development center in Beaverton,
 Oregon, PolyServe provides system software that enables customers to create
 flexible server farms for mission critical applications using
 industry-standard servers attached to networked storage.  PolyServe has
 attracted approximately $43 million in investment led by Greylock, New
 Enterprise Associates and The Roda Group.  To learn more about PolyServe,
 visit www.polyserve.com.
     NOTE:  PolyServe is a trademark of PolyServe, Inc.  Sun, the Sun logo, Sun
 Microsystems and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.  The use of
 the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between PolyServe
 and any other company.
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