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SIOS Holds Position as First Linux Player in the World to Achieve SAP High Availability Interface Certification

SIOS Technology Corporation, a leading provider of high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows, today announced it was the first Linux high availability player in the world to achieve SAP Application Server High Availability (HA) Interface Certification for its SteelEye® Protection Suite (SPS).

The HA-Interface Certification lets customers know that by using SIOS SPS, they are deploying high availability protection designed and certified to work with any SAP landscape. This equates to faster installation, fewer issues, superior protection, full SAP support and peace of mind that all components will work together seamlessly.

"SIOS worked closely with SAP's Linux Lab to achieve this first of its kind high availability certification," said Scott Armour, COO at SIOS Technology Corporation. "Our SteelEye software has been the innovative leader in SAP HA protection for more than a decade; this certification is the latest illustration of our close work with SAP to assure the best SAP landscape availability while also delivering the added benefits of integrated offerings and support."

SIOS’ SPS integrates with SAP to bring best-practice business continuity to SAP Business Suite software customers, ensuring compliant implementation for SAP systems. SPS provides complete protection for SAP landscapes including servers, operating system, databases and the critical components of the SAP application. It not only provides SAP high availability clustering, it can also be extended to provide multi-site disaster recovery and continuous data protection through a single, reliable, flexible and cost-effective enterprise-class solution.

“Having enjoyed a long-time strategic relationship with both companies, it is no surprise that SIOS is the first Linux player to be certified with SAP for high availability,” said Roman Janke, manager of Application Operations at Phoenix Contact, a leading manufacturer of electronic switches. “This certification strengthens the integration of these key vendor applications and reinforces our ongoing return on investment and support in working with SIOS to protect our mission-critical business applications.”

SPS for Linux offers sophisticated monitoring, automated recovery and other advanced features including high-speed, block-level data replication, redirection of client connectivity, and a unique hybrid storage model. For SAP environments, SPS is optimized to address traditional high availability requirements, the complex nuances of multi-site, wide-area clustering, and high availability within emerging virtualized SAP environments. SPS is the optimal SAP availability solution; it is the most flexible, easiest to implement and operate and is now the first to be SAP HA certified. SPS delivers the best availability profile at the lowest operating cost.

Product roadmap enhancements to SIOS’ SPS include improving the business continuity posture of SAP deployments through predictive monitoring, automated responses and centralized reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This enables unified control of both clustered and non-clustered SAP NetWeaver systems through SAP Adaptive Computing Controller. These SPS enhancements are slated for release the first half of 2013.

For more information about SIOS’ SteelEye Protection Suite visit http://us.sios.com/products/steeleye-protection-suite-linux/

For more information about the SAP Application Server High Availability Interface Certification visit http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8541

About SIOS Technology Corporation:

For more than a decade, SIOS solutions have been protecting thousands of mission-critical applications and countless volumes of data for customers of all sizes, across every industry, in all parts of the world.

Our innovative high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows deliver superior RTO and RPO at a lower cost of ownership, whether deployed on physical machines or in virtualized or cloud environments.

SIOS products (SteelEye Protection Suite and SteelEye DataKeeper) are easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to manage — eliminating the complexity and capital expenditures associated with traditional high availability and disaster recovery approaches. This makes them ideal for quickly extending protection to new and existing enterprise applications, systems and databases migrating from UNIX to Linux, managed SaaS applications, and projects that must satisfy stringent SLAs and regulatory requirements.

Comprehensive support, professional services, and a global network of partners help our customers optimize the performance and maximize the value of their SIOS investments.

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