Luminex Joins the StorageTek TekAlliance Partner Program
StorageTek FlexLine Customers Now Have Mainframe DASD Connectivity Option
Riverside, Calif. - April 27, 2005 Luminex™ Software, Inc., a leading developer of mainframe connectivity products, and StorageTek® (Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE: STK), the leading provider of enterprise information lifecycle management, today announced Luminex's Virtual|BLUE™ 3990 control unit has been certified interoperable with StorageTek FlexLine™ online storage systems for native mainframe direct access storage device (DASD) connectivity. As a result, Luminex has become a new member of the StorageTek TekAlliance™ Partner Program.
Together, Virtual|BLUE 3990 and FlexLine online storage systems offer StorageTek's mainframe customers cost-effective options to vastly increase the capacity of their tier two mainframe DASD data storage. In addition, the combined products increase the simplicity and capabilities for remote replication and disaster recovery configurations for mainframe DASD. DASD costs are dramatically improved and proprietary mainframe channel extension and data replication costs can be cut. In their place, standard networking protocols and StorageTek's open systems data management tools can be deployed.
"I am encouraged by our strong and growing partnership with StorageTek to meet the ongoing data management needs of mainframe customers," said Arthur Tolsma, CEO of Luminex. "Our products naturally complement each other for the ultimate benefit of the customer by cost-effectively providing more features, capabilities, and choices than traditional mainframe DASD solutions."
"Through our alliance with Luminex, our customers no longer need to look beyond StorageTek to meet their growing needs for tier two mainframe DASD storage as part of their information lifecycle management solution," said Cameron van Orman, StorageTek director of Corporate Alliances at StorageTek. "This combination will be particularly noteworthy for mainframe customers seeking a way to increase the productivity of their primary storage assets."
Luminex's Virtual|BLUE 3990 is the first disk independent control unit that enables open systems disk storage for use as native DASD on mainframes. Each Virtual|BLUE 3990 control unit supports up to 1024 DASD volumes configured as 3380/3390 -3, -9, -27. -54 devices, providing more than 50TB of storage capacity. The Virtual|BLUE 3990 control unit effectively eliminates the proprietary boundaries and vendor lock-in that separate the mainframe and open systems storage worlds, enabling mainframe enterprises to take advantage of the ever-increasing features and ROI benefits being delivered by the disk storage industry.
StorageTek's TekAlliance program offers mutual customers a wide portfolio of jointly sold and supported storage solutions to better meet their specific information lifecycle management and storage needs.
About Luminex Software, Inc.
Luminex develops distinctive data storage products based upon proven technologies that tackle the complex challenges of storing, archiving, distributing and protecting data. Complemented by quality customer service, Luminex's innovative products create real value for our customers. With a history in mainframe channel connectivity products, Luminex's Virtual|BLUE product family bridges the gap between the mainframe enterprise and open systems world, thereby transforming the economics of mainframe storage. Luminex's Data|WARE™ product family enables customers to archive and distribute data on CD and DVD media.
Founded in 1994, Luminex is privately held and headquartered in Riverside, Calif., with additional offices in San Diego, Calif., and Beaverton, Ore. For more information about Luminex, please visit the Luminex website www.luminex.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.888.LUMINEX.
StorageTek is a $2 billion global company that enables businesses, through its information lifecycle management strategy, to align the cost of storage with the value of information. The company's innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, see www.storagetek.com, or call 1.800.877.9220 or 303.673.5151.
"Certified interoperability" and "certification" are not a guarantee, but are an indication that very specific configurations of each company's product(s) have been tested together, on a specific platform (OS), if applicable, and have been found to be a working, supportable configuration by both companies.
TRADEMARKS: StorageTek is a registered trademark of and FlexLine and TekAlliance are trademarks of Storage Technology Corp. and Luminex, Virtual|BLUE and Data|WARE are trademarks of Luminex Software, Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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