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Availant and IBM Complete Joint Development Effort On High Availability Cluster Management Software.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2001

Latest release of HACMP HACMP High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (IBM)
HACMP High Availability Clustered Multi Processing
 for AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families.  is the most recent achievement of

a ten-year technology partnership.

Availant, Incorporated, a leading provider of availability management software and services, today announced the completion of a joint software engineering effort with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)  for the development of the latest release of High Availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue.  Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) for AIX(R). Since 1990, Availant and IBM have been engaged in a successful technology partnership for design and development of HACMP for AIX, IBM's industry-leading high availability clustering software.

"Our continuing contribution to HACMP development demonstrates Availant's ability to provide value to industry leaders like IBM," said Mark D. Gagne, president and chief executive officer, Availant, Incorporated. "Further, it's a validation of our knowledge of the interactions between networks, servers, databases and applications, and the availability solutions we deliver in our own availability management products."

"IBM and Availant have, over the years, sustained an excellent working relationship. Availant's experience and expertise in the area of high availability have definitely contributed to keeping HACMP well ahead of the competition," said Tilak Agerwala, vice president of business development, IBM.

Widely considered the industry's most advanced high availability UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
 software, HACMP for AIX runs on IBM's eServer pSeries and SP systems and provides near-continuous application uptime by rapidly switching from one system in a cluster to another in the event of a hardware or software failure. To date, over 50,000 licenses of HACMP for AIX have been sold worldwide.

HACMP for AIX is currently available on AIX versions 4.3.3 and higher. For ordering information, contact an IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

About IBM

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping business innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of eBusiness. For more information about IBM, visit

About Availant

Availant is the world leader in providing software and services that help maintain the availability of business-critical applications and systems. Founded in 1989, the company's customers include more than half of Fortune 500 companies worldwide in the finance, telecommunications, retail, health care and transportation industries, where high-availability and continuous access to enterprise information is essential to business operations Business operations are those activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders. Compare business processes. The outcome of business operations is the harvesting of value from assets . The company's products and services are available directly from Availant and through business partners including Compaq, IBM and EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. , and a network of value added resellers See VAR.

(company) value added reseller - (VAR, or "value added retailer") A company which sells something (e.g. computers) made by another company (an OEM) with extra components added (e.g. specialist software).
 (VARs) in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Europe and the Pacific Rim Pacific Rim, term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the island countries situated in it. In the post–World War II era, the Pacific Rim has become an increasingly important and interconnected economic region. . Availant is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., with a regional office located in Austin, Texas. Additional information is available through the company's Web site at or by calling (617) 621-2542.

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