Solid Data Systems Gains HP Certification

Solid Data Systems, a provider of file-caching appliances, today announced that its SCSI-based Excellerator(TM) family of products has been certified by Hewlett-Packard Company to work with HP’s Multi-Computer/ServiceGuard (MC/ServiceGuard(TM)) Cluster Server.

According to Solid Data, its Excellerator is the only file-caching solution certified by HP for use in MC/ServiceGuard mission-critical environments. As a result of this distinction, HP certifies Solid Data’s file-caching appliances within selected configurations as a component in an MC/ServiceGuard network storage architecture.

HP’s MC/ServiceGuard is a clustering solution for protecting mission-critical applications from a wide variety of hardware and software failures. The MC/ServiceGuard clustering software enables customers to create server clusters of up to 16 nodes and can survive multiple node failures while protecting mission-critical applications. Additionally, HP says MC/ServiceGuard monitors the health of each node and quickly responds to failures in a way that minimizes or eliminates application downtime.

“Solid Data’s file cache is the perfect complement to MC/ServiceGuard configurations,” said Gene Bowles, CEO at Solid Data Systems. “Customers who rely on the security and data integrity provided by MC/ServiceGuard in their mission-critical application environments, such as CRM, supply chain management and financial processing, can now take advantage of the increased performance capabilities of file cache, knowing that this optimal architecture is fully supported by HP. Today’s announcement strengthens Solid Data’s relationship with HP and gives customers new options for their high-performance e-business applications.”

“We are pleased that Solid Data’s Excellerator products have been certified to integrate seamlessly with MC/ServiceGuard,” said George Alai, worldwide business development manager, HP Complementary Products. “This combination of products is ideal for our high-availability customers who need to protect their mission-critical information from hardware and software failures and cannot tolerate downtime.”

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