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DataMirror Forms Strategic Partnership with Constant Data

Partnership offers cross-platform high availability solution for IBM i5 (November 15, 2005)

DataMirror today announced a partnership with Constant Data, a Minneapolis-based provider of high availability software for continuous data protection and distribution on Windows, UNIX and Linux systems. By partnering with Constant Data, DataMirrors expertise with high availability solutions for IBM OS/400 is complemented by Constant Datas knowledge of high availability solutions for Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems. DataMirror will resell Constant Datas Constant Replicator software to offer a cross-platform high availability solution for IBM i5.

Constant Replicator is a high-performance, real-time file system mirroring software for Linux, UNIX and Windows servers. The software can be installed on existing file servers to provide scalable, continuous, real-time data replication of critical file data over existing networks to maintain enterprise-wide data consistency. As a result of the partnership between DataMirror and Constant Data, Constant Replicator can be integrated with DataMirror iCluster, DataMirrors iSeries high availability solution, to offer iSeries customers a single switchable high availability environment to handle multiple operating systems running on a single IBM i5 system.

?More and more customers are turning to IBM i5 as a platform to consolidate mission-critical applications that run on a range of operating systems, said Mike Warkentin, IBM Alliance Manager, DataMirror. ?But, regardless of the operating system deployed on an IBM i5, organizations will be secure in the knowledge that mission-critical applications are protected by the combination of Constant Datas Constant Replication software and DataMirrors iCluster high availability solution.


By partnering with DataMirror, Constant Data realizes new markets for its Constant Replicator product and benefits Constant Data customers by providing a single switchable high availability solution. In return, DataMirror expands its commitment to IBM by providing a multi-platform high availability solution for IBM i5. DataMirror has more than 10 years of leadership in providing best-of-breed real-time data integration, data audit, data protection and Java database solutions that facilitate business success.

?As server consolidation becomes more important for iSeries users, customers are starting to realize that they not only need to protect their OS/400, but their Windows, UNIX and Linux environments, as well, said Dick Landis, Director of Business Development, Constant Data. ?The partnership between DataMirror and Constant Data positions both companies to meet the growing demand for a high availability solution that protects the multi-platform IBM i5. Customers of the two companies will have access to a wide array of solutions for their cross-platform data distribution and protection needs whether that need is for moving data from, or to, the iSeries.

For more information about the DataMirror partner program, visit
http://www.datamirror.com/partners.


About Constant Data
Minneapolis-based Constant Data is a leading storage software company developing advanced real-time data replication and clustering storage software to continuously protect and distribute mission critical data enterprise-wide. Constant Data's enterprise product set runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX and Mac OS X servers and has been validated in many data-intensive environments including NASA's space shuttle Discovery and the return to flight project.

Constant Replicator TM is the industry's first continuous real-time data replication solution for the Linux server market. For more information, visit www.constantdata.com.


About DataMirror
DataMirror (TSX: DMC), a leading provider of real-time data integration, auditing, protection and Java database solutions, improves the integrity and reliability of information across all of the systems that create and store data. DataMirrors flexible and affordable integration solutions allow customers to easily and continuously detect, translate, and communicate all information changes throughout the enterprise. DataMirror helps customers make better decisions by providing access to the continuous, accurate information they need to take timely action and move forward faster.

More than 2,000 companies have gained tangible competitive advantage from DataMirror software. DataMirror is headquartered in Markham, Canada, and has offices around the globe. For more information, visit www.datamirror.com.

 


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