Minneapolis, Minn.-March 31 , 2003-Sistina Software, the premier storage
infrastructure software company delivering data-sharing solutions for
enterprise and technical computing customers, today announced that T-Systems
GEI GmbH has chosen Sistina Global File SystemT (GFS) as a cornerstone of
its data center. T-Systems GEI GmbH is a T-Systems division within Deutsche
Telekom AG, Europe's largest telecommunications company and a Fortune Global
100 company. T-Systems GEI GmbH selected Sistina GFS for use in its
production environment, where application software for the public service,
traffic and telecommunications services is developed-ultimately providing
comprehensive services for Deutsche Telekom's key corporate customers.
T-Systems GEI selected ATIX GmbH, a German storage area network (SAN)
integrator focused on application-clustering solutions for the financial,
scientific computing and education sectors, to assist with the
implementation of the Sistina GFS solution at T-Systems GEI. Faced with the
arduous task of consolidating and managing massive amounts of data, ATIX
GmbH and T-Systems GEI implemented a consolidated storage architecture
running on the Red Hat Linux platform. The Sistina GFS data-sharing solution
provided the fundamental capabilities to enable this consolidation that
delivers increased performance and enhanced productivity to the development
team. Due to the performance, scalability and affordability of the Linux
operating system, T-Systems GEI has increasingly been implementing Linux
throughout their data center for enterprise deployments.
"Sistina GFS provides T-Systems GEI with enterprise-class storage management
functionality, as well as extremely impressive price/performance benefits,"
said Marcus Ketzer, the T-Systems' lead IT professional for the project.
"When we made the decision to implement a clustered storage architecture, we
realized that we needed a file system capable of delivering concurrent read
and write capabilities in order to achieve better performance. Of all the
options available, we found that Sistina GFS was the proven, stable
data-sharing technology we needed, providing unmatched performance, speed
and shared read-write storage capabilities."
"ATIX was able to easily configure T-Systems GEI's architecture to support
clustering with Sistina GFS, plus seamlessly integrate the technology across
the company's servers," said Mark Hlawatschek, chief technology officer at
ATIX GmbH, a Sistina reseller based in Munich, Germany. "As Linux continues
to become a commodity operating system, ATIX anticipates many new
opportunities for leveraging Sistina's rich data-sharing technology in
conjunction with Linux for production-class data center implementations
Specializing in Linux storage and clustering solutions for enterprise
applications, ATIX works closely with partners such as Sistina and
Hewlett-Packard to deliver best-of-breed clustered storage solutions. ATIX
has been experiencing a strong demand for Sistina GFS technology from
various industries throughout Europe including financial institutions,
Internet service providers and media companies.
Recognized as the de facto cluster file system on Linux, Sistina GFS is a
highly stable solution for enterprise users requiring reliable access to
data. In addition to Deutsche Telekom, Sistina GFS technology is in use at
multiple telecommunications, financial and manufacturing industries
worldwide, to consolidate existing server and storage resources into a
single management domain, essentially serving as the "central nervous
system" in a SAN.
"Many of our customers' implementations, such as the one at T-Systems GEI,
rely on Sistina to provide scalable, efficient and robust data-sharing
services without crushing IT budgets," said Joaquín Ruiz, Sistina's vice
president of marketing and product management. "Sistina continues to
experience strong demand for its products, given that many enterprises are
faced with the challenge of sharing increasing amounts of data and better
utilizing their existing compute and storage assets. This has led more and
more customers to adopt an 'incremental computing approach' based on
industry standard Intel-based servers, Linux and SAN technologies glued
together by proven data-sharing software such as Sistina GFS."
In their production environment, T-Systems GEI is running Sistina GFS on
Hewlett-Packard Intel-based servers connected via a Fibre Channel SAN to
Compaq StorageWorks Raid Array 8000 FC storage. These servers now provide
scalable services such as NFS, Samba, HTTP and X-Windows, in addition to
hosting a configuration management tool called "Telelogic CM Synergy."
About T-Systems/T-Systems GEI GmbH
T-Systems-a division of Deutsche Telekom Group-combines global capabilities
in information technology (IT) and telecommunications. This enables Europe's
No. 2 systems provider to develop and deploy new, convergent solutions and
innovative e-business systems. For more information, visit:
About ATIX GmbH
ATIX GmbH is an IT-consulting company, specializing in Linux storage and
clustering solutions. Customers include: system vendors, financial
institutions and media companies throughout Europe. Founded in 1995, the
company is located near Munich, in Unterschleissheim, Germany. For more
About Sistina Software
Sistina, the premier storage infrastructure software company, delivers
data-sharing solutions for enterprise and technical computing customers.
Based on Sistina's file system and volume management software, Sistina
provides customers with high performance, scalable, robust storage
solutions. Sistina supports multiple server, OS, storage and networking
technologies enabling customers to manage low-TCO, highly integrated
environments. Sistina's technology is ideally suited for customers deploying
large database, file-serving, scientific and web applications.