Geodesic Introduces First Performance and Availability Solutions For Linux Applications

Amazon.com Utilizes Geodesic Solutions for Business-Critical

Linux Application Development and Deployment



Jan 22, 2002, 00:00 ET from Geodesic Systems, Inc.

    CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Geodesic Systems, a leading provider of
 performance and availability management software that helps business critical
 applications run faster, crash less and report more, today unveiled its suite
 of Linux support solutions that will enable enterprises to port applications
 to a variety of Linux platforms with minimized risk and cost.  The
 solutions -- in use today at Amazon.com -- will be available for demo at
 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Intel booth #739, January 29-February 1 in New
 York.
     The Geodesic suite of products impacts the entire Linux application
 lifecycle -- including development, quality assurance and deployment.
 Geodesic's products consist of development tools to identify software problems
 during application development, testing solutions that allow for application
 validation in real world scenarios, and application runtime solutions that
 monitor and fix problems in deployed software automatically.  The solutions
 require no changes to existing hardware and no changes to application source
 code.
     eBusiness giant Amazon.com enlisted Geodesic to ensure their Linux
 application performance and reliability, while meeting abbreviated
 time-to-market requirements.  Amazon.com uses Linux to support the face of
 their online store, which handles more than 23 million visitors.  "Using
 Geodesic on our Linux applications, we can now deliver software faster and
 more reliably, allowing us to address our customer needs and focus on our core
 business," explains Rick Dalzell, CIO of Amazon.com.
     "Amazon.com is one example of how Linux quickly is moving into the
 mainstream applications that run corporate America and how Linux increasingly
 is involved in running business critical applications," says Geodesic founder
 and chief technology officer Michael Spertus.  "Geodesic solutions provide
 companies a safety net, minimizing the risk and cost of deploying these
 solutions into the enterprise."
 
     The Geodesic Suite
     For companies wanting to bring Linux into the corporate suite, the same
 Geodesic solutions used to support applications running on other major
 operating systems now are available on the Linux platform.  Geodesic's suite
 of solutions includes:
     -- Great Circle(R), an advanced debugging (error detection and code
        diagnosis) environment that allows developers -- via a Web browser
        interface -- to test, diagnose and resolve software problems that can
        cause devastating application crashes.
     -- Geodesic Runtime Solutions (formerly Geodesic REMIDI), which integrate
        smoothly into deployed applications and are the only products in the
        industry that can detect, diagnose and resolve destructive server-based
        problems at runtime without interrupting business operations.
     -- Geodesic Analyzer(TM), which installs itself at runtime and reports on
        performance bottlenecks and reliability risks, then recommends
        solutions for improvement (will be Linux-ready first quarter of 2002).
 
     Geodesic's solutions for Linux provide critical support for the 64-bit
 Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processors and for the 32-bit Intel(R) Pentium(TM)
 processors.
     To learn more about Geodesic solutions for Linux, visit Geodesic at the
 Intel Booth #739 at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, January 29-February 1 at the
 Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, or go to www.geodesic.com .  Developers
 can visit www.geodesic.com/solutions/linux.html to purchase or download a free
 evaluation copy of Great Circle(R), Geodesic Runtime Solutions or Geodesic
 Analyzer(TM) (available Q1 2002).
 
     About Geodesic
     Geodesic Systems, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, offers application
 infrastructure solutions that automatically improve the performance and
 reliability of business-critical systems.  Many Fortune 1000 companies and
 government agencies rely on Geodesic Runtime Solutions (formerly Geodesic
 REMIDI) and Great Circle(R) to help keep their business-critical systems
 running.  For further information on Geodesic, its products and services,
 visit the company's Web site at www.geodesic.com .
 
     Great Circle is a registered trademark of Geodesic Systems, Inc.  All
 other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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    CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Geodesic Systems, a leading provider of
 performance and availability management software that helps business critical
 applications run faster, crash less and report more, today unveiled its suite
 of Linux support solutions that will enable enterprises to port applications
 to a variety of Linux platforms with minimized risk and cost.  The
 solutions -- in use today at Amazon.com -- will be available for demo at
 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Intel booth #739, January 29-February 1 in New
 York.
     The Geodesic suite of products impacts the entire Linux application
 lifecycle -- including development, quality assurance and deployment.
 Geodesic's products consist of development tools to identify software problems
 during application development, testing solutions that allow for application
 validation in real world scenarios, and application runtime solutions that
 monitor and fix problems in deployed software automatically.  The solutions
 require no changes to existing hardware and no changes to application source
 code.
     eBusiness giant Amazon.com enlisted Geodesic to ensure their Linux
 application performance and reliability, while meeting abbreviated
 time-to-market requirements.  Amazon.com uses Linux to support the face of
 their online store, which handles more than 23 million visitors.  "Using
 Geodesic on our Linux applications, we can now deliver software faster and
 more reliably, allowing us to address our customer needs and focus on our core
 business," explains Rick Dalzell, CIO of Amazon.com.
     "Amazon.com is one example of how Linux quickly is moving into the
 mainstream applications that run corporate America and how Linux increasingly
 is involved in running business critical applications," says Geodesic founder
 and chief technology officer Michael Spertus.  "Geodesic solutions provide
 companies a safety net, minimizing the risk and cost of deploying these
 solutions into the enterprise."
 
     The Geodesic Suite
     For companies wanting to bring Linux into the corporate suite, the same
 Geodesic solutions used to support applications running on other major
 operating systems now are available on the Linux platform.  Geodesic's suite
 of solutions includes:
     -- Great Circle(R), an advanced debugging (error detection and code
        diagnosis) environment that allows developers -- via a Web browser
        interface -- to test, diagnose and resolve software problems that can
        cause devastating application crashes.
     -- Geodesic Runtime Solutions (formerly Geodesic REMIDI), which integrate
        smoothly into deployed applications and are the only products in the
        industry that can detect, diagnose and resolve destructive server-based
        problems at runtime without interrupting business operations.
     -- Geodesic Analyzer(TM), which installs itself at runtime and reports on
        performance bottlenecks and reliability risks, then recommends
        solutions for improvement (will be Linux-ready first quarter of 2002).
 
     Geodesic's solutions for Linux provide critical support for the 64-bit
 Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processors and for the 32-bit Intel(R) Pentium(TM)
 processors.
     To learn more about Geodesic solutions for Linux, visit Geodesic at the
 Intel Booth #739 at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, January 29-February 1 at the
 Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, or go to www.geodesic.com .  Developers
 can visit www.geodesic.com/solutions/linux.html to purchase or download a free
 evaluation copy of Great Circle(R), Geodesic Runtime Solutions or Geodesic
 Analyzer(TM) (available Q1 2002).
 
     About Geodesic
     Geodesic Systems, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, offers application
 infrastructure solutions that automatically improve the performance and
 reliability of business-critical systems.  Many Fortune 1000 companies and
 government agencies rely on Geodesic Runtime Solutions (formerly Geodesic
 REMIDI) and Great Circle(R) to help keep their business-critical systems
 running.  For further information on Geodesic, its products and services,
 visit the company's Web site at www.geodesic.com .
 
     Great Circle is a registered trademark of Geodesic Systems, Inc.  All
 other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
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