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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 for AIX 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 for the development of the latest release of High Availability 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 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. The company's products and services are available directly from Availant and through business partners including Compaq, IBM and EMC, and a network of value added resellers (VARs) in the United States, Europe and the Pacific Rim. 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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