Auspex NS2000 Storage Servers Receive Extended Certification for Rational(R) ClearCase(R) UNIX/Windows Environments

Software Developers Now Have Flexibility to Deploy Rational ClearCase 4.x

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Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Auspex Systems, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Auspex Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: ASPX), a provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) server solutions,
 today announced that the Auspex NS2000 NAS solution has received extended
 certification from Rational(R) Software for the Rational(R) ClearCase(R)
 configuration management application in heterogeneous (UNIX/Windows)
 environments.
     The new certification, an outgrowth of the NS2000's existing UNIX support,
 provides developers optimal access to a centralized project repository from
 anywhere in the network.  Developers can now experience a true "one-world
 view" for Windows and UNIX clients that enable sharing of single files while
 maintaining access permissions and security for both environments.  User
 access to project files is further enhanced as a result of the NS2000's
 Snapshot feature, which eliminates the need to lock the Rational ClearCase VOB
 (Versioned Object Base) for an extended period of time during a backup
 procedure.
     Rational ClearCase, the market leading software configuration management
 solution according to International Data Corporation, is used by thousands of
 software development teams around the world.  It offers a powerful array of
 tools and processes that allow for parallel development tracks by distributed
 team members, enabling version management and change coordination during the
 development process.  By supporting Rational ClearCase databases in
 UNIX/Windows as well as UNIX environments, Auspex's NS2000 NAS platform
 minimizes deployment risks and maximizes reliable interoperation for Rational
 ClearCase users while also simplifying data management tasks system-wide for
 administrators.
     "This certification provides significant benefits for both Rational
 ClearCase and Auspex NS2000 customers," said Michael Worhach, president of
 Auspex Systems.  "Not only does the NS2000 become a preferred infrastructure
 for Rational ClearCase deployment, but also service and support is enhanced.
 Users will now be able to pick up the phone and call either company, knowing
 that support is coordinated and information is being shared to maximize
 quality of service."
 
     Benefits Seen by Customers
     Current users of both the Auspex NS2000 storage platform and Rational
 ClearCase believe the new UNIX/Windows support will provide a number of
 operational and competitive advantages.  "The new NAS certification by
 Rational Software will provide our developers with improved storage and backup
 as well as greater flexibility in their work environment.  What's more, our
 administrators will benefit from consolidated source code, documentation,
 build output, and database tables," said Stephen Owens, IS Manager at Motorola
 Northwich, Cheshire UK.  "As time-to-market becomes more important than ever,
 such advancements improve our competitive situation considerably."
 
     Fast, Reliable, Cost-Effective Data Delivery
     Auspex file servers are used by industries and enterprises to optimize
 storage management infrastructures, maximize file transfer performance and
 availability, and provide fast and seamless file sharing between UNIX and
 Windows clients.  Intel dual-processor motherboards provide different and
 logically separate processing functions for network and storage operations to
 ensure maximum speed and high availability.  The system's unique restricted
 file permission prevents unauthorized users from accessing protected Unix or
 Windows files across platforms.
     For more information about the Auspex NS2000 storage solution, visit the
 company's Web site at www.auspex.com .  Details on Rational ClearCase can be
 found at www.rational.com .
 
     About Auspex:
     Auspex introduced the world's first NAS server a decade ago and is the
 network storage server of choice for Global 500 companies, including customers
 in the software development, oil and gas exploration, semiconductor,
 manufacturing and Internet industries.  Auspex's enterprise-level, multi-
 terabyte solutions are designed for storage applications requiring secure
 Windows and UNIX data sharing from a single data image, server consolidation
 or continuous data availability.  For more information, call 800-4AUSPEX
 (800-428-7739) or 408-566-2000, or visit www.auspex.com .
 
     Rational, Rational ClearCase, Rational Suite, and the Rational logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Rational Software Corporation in the
 United States and in other countries.  Auspex and the Auspex logo design are
 registered trademarks of Auspex Systems.  All other names are used for
 identification purposes only and are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Auspex Systems, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Auspex Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: ASPX), a provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) server solutions,
 today announced that the Auspex NS2000 NAS solution has received extended
 certification from Rational(R) Software for the Rational(R) ClearCase(R)
 configuration management application in heterogeneous (UNIX/Windows)
 environments.
     The new certification, an outgrowth of the NS2000's existing UNIX support,
 provides developers optimal access to a centralized project repository from
 anywhere in the network.  Developers can now experience a true "one-world
 view" for Windows and UNIX clients that enable sharing of single files while
 maintaining access permissions and security for both environments.  User
 access to project files is further enhanced as a result of the NS2000's
 Snapshot feature, which eliminates the need to lock the Rational ClearCase VOB
 (Versioned Object Base) for an extended period of time during a backup
 procedure.
     Rational ClearCase, the market leading software configuration management
 solution according to International Data Corporation, is used by thousands of
 software development teams around the world.  It offers a powerful array of
 tools and processes that allow for parallel development tracks by distributed
 team members, enabling version management and change coordination during the
 development process.  By supporting Rational ClearCase databases in
 UNIX/Windows as well as UNIX environments, Auspex's NS2000 NAS platform
 minimizes deployment risks and maximizes reliable interoperation for Rational
 ClearCase users while also simplifying data management tasks system-wide for
 administrators.
     "This certification provides significant benefits for both Rational
 ClearCase and Auspex NS2000 customers," said Michael Worhach, president of
 Auspex Systems.  "Not only does the NS2000 become a preferred infrastructure
 for Rational ClearCase deployment, but also service and support is enhanced.
 Users will now be able to pick up the phone and call either company, knowing
 that support is coordinated and information is being shared to maximize
 quality of service."
 
     Benefits Seen by Customers
     Current users of both the Auspex NS2000 storage platform and Rational
 ClearCase believe the new UNIX/Windows support will provide a number of
 operational and competitive advantages.  "The new NAS certification by
 Rational Software will provide our developers with improved storage and backup
 as well as greater flexibility in their work environment.  What's more, our
 administrators will benefit from consolidated source code, documentation,
 build output, and database tables," said Stephen Owens, IS Manager at Motorola
 Northwich, Cheshire UK.  "As time-to-market becomes more important than ever,
 such advancements improve our competitive situation considerably."
 
     Fast, Reliable, Cost-Effective Data Delivery
     Auspex file servers are used by industries and enterprises to optimize
 storage management infrastructures, maximize file transfer performance and
 availability, and provide fast and seamless file sharing between UNIX and
 Windows clients.  Intel dual-processor motherboards provide different and
 logically separate processing functions for network and storage operations to
 ensure maximum speed and high availability.  The system's unique restricted
 file permission prevents unauthorized users from accessing protected Unix or
 Windows files across platforms.
     For more information about the Auspex NS2000 storage solution, visit the
 company's Web site at www.auspex.com .  Details on Rational ClearCase can be
 found at www.rational.com .
 
     About Auspex:
     Auspex introduced the world's first NAS server a decade ago and is the
 network storage server of choice for Global 500 companies, including customers
 in the software development, oil and gas exploration, semiconductor,
 manufacturing and Internet industries.  Auspex's enterprise-level, multi-
 terabyte solutions are designed for storage applications requiring secure
 Windows and UNIX data sharing from a single data image, server consolidation
 or continuous data availability.  For more information, call 800-4AUSPEX
 (800-428-7739) or 408-566-2000, or visit www.auspex.com .
 
     Rational, Rational ClearCase, Rational Suite, and the Rational logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Rational Software Corporation in the
 United States and in other countries.  Auspex and the Auspex logo design are
 registered trademarks of Auspex Systems.  All other names are used for
 identification purposes only and are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Auspex Systems, Inc.