SteelEye Delivers an Enterprise-Grade High Availability Platform For Linux-Based Print Servers

LifeKeeper(R) for Linux Ensures Continuous Uptime for Print Servers

And Further Strengthens Linux's Viability as the Platform

For Business-Critical Office Productivity Applications

Jan 16, 2001, 00:00 ET from SteelEye Technology, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 SteelEye(TM) Technology Inc., a leading provider of enterprise application
 reliability solutions, announced today an extension of its
 LifeKeeper(R) Next Generation Enterprise Reliability(TM) platform to protect
 the uptime of Linux-based print servers.  With the addition of the industry's
 first high availability support for Linux print servers, SteelEye's LifeKeeper
 now provides enterprises with a cost-effective solution for ensuring
 continuous availability of business-critical office productivity applications
 across Linux and Windows NT platforms.  Maximizing uptime of print services
 significantly improves the end-user productivity in high print volume
     Enterprise customers rely on print servers in print-intensive
 environments, such as front-office, order fulfillment, logistics and regulated
 industries.  SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux monitors the status of print
 spoolers and daemons as well as servers, network and data to ensure maximum
 uptime and utmost accessibility to print servers.  With intelligent failover
 and multiple fault-detection mechanisms for detecting and recovering from
 hardware, component or application faults, SteelEye's LifeKeeper reliability
 platform for print services prevents downtime in the event of system, data or
 application failures.
     "SteelEye's LifeKeeper provides our customers with the security they need
 to deploy reliable and cost-effective print server solutions in enterprise
 environments," said Boris Geller, VP of marketing at SteelEye.  "Unavailable
 print services result in stalled business processes that result in
 dissatisfied customers and lost revenue, often amounting to millions of
 dollars per hour.  The combination of LifeKeeper, Linux print services and
 Intel-based servers delivers maximum reliability and uptime that enable
 enterprise IT managers to lower total cost of ownership while providing a
 higher level of service."
     Key features of the LifeKeeper enterprise reliability platform include an
 intuitive Java-based GUI, flexible multi-node configurations, packaged support
 for a variety of applications, databases, server and networking platforms in
 Linux, Windows NT and Solaris environments.  As a result, enterprises and
 eBusinesses alike can get the benefit of a higher return on their investment
 by eliminating the need for idle stand-by servers, significantly reducing
 staffing requirements and improving time-to-market of new application
     Solution Availability
     The SteelEye LifeKeeper reliability platform for print servers is
 available now on Red Hat and Caldera distributions of Linux as well as on
 Windows NT.  Contact SteelEye for information regarding availability on
 SuSE and other Linux distributions.  SteelEye's solution includes LifeKeeper,
 Print Services Application Recovery Kit, and premium 24x7 technical support
 for one year.  Also included is a Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows
 users to build Application Recovery Kits for custom applications.  For more
 information, contact SteelEye at 877-319-0108, Option #1 or visit
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is the leading application reliability company
 providing the Next Generation Enterprise Reliability(TM) platform.  SteelEye's
 flagship product, LifeKeeper(R), supports all major applications, data,
 servers and networks and has been installed in Linux, Windows NT and Solaris
 environments on thousands of enterprise servers at Fortune 1000 companies
 worldwide, including Chase Manhattan Bank and AT&T Corporation.  The company
 is privately held and has received venture financing from Venrock Associates,
 Intel Corp. and Massey Burch Capital Corp.  SteelEye is headquartered in
 Mountain View, Calif. and is on the Web at
     CONTACT:  Lonnie Sue Sutton of SteelEye Technology, Inc., 650-237-2412, or

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