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Schooner Unveils Data Center Flash Appliances

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Schooner Information Technology, Inc., a provider of data access appliances for information-intensive Web 2.0 and cloud computing datacenters, today emerged from stealth with the launch of two breakthrough products that pioneer a new generation of data access solutions: the Schooner Appliance for MySQL Enterprise and the Schooner Appliance for Memcached. Through a strategic collaboration with IBM (NYSE:IBM), also announced today, Schooner is reducing datacenter costs and complexity, while dramatically boosting performance for Internet datacenters.

Todays highly demanding Web 2.0 and cloud computing datacenters face spiraling costs, unprecedented data growth and extreme complexity. To meet these challenges, Schooner has created state-of-the-art data access appliances built on a patent-pending system architecture that integrates enterprise-class flash memory, Intel® Nehalem multi-core processors, low-latency interconnect, and optimized data access and caching applications. These smart, scalable, fully compatible appliances provide businesses with dramatic improvements over traditional servers, including eight times higher performance, one-eighth the power and space requirements and 60 percent lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

“While many vendors are focusing on making the datacenter more efficient, few are focusing on processing more transactions more efficiently,” said Mike Kahn, managing director of analyst firm The Clipper Group. “However, with Schooner's entry into the business of specialized processing for 21st-century Web 2.0 and cloud computing transactions, its appliances offer the opportunity to scale quickly while maximizing performance.”

Schooner Information Technology Inc.