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Luminex, Sun Collaborate

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Luminex Software, Inc. today announced that it is working with Sun Microsystems to deliver a new virtual tape solution to the mainframe market. Available now, the new X4500 Data Server for Mainframes leverages Luminexs Channel Gateway software to allow mainframe users to quickly and easily take advantage of the Sun Fire X4500 Server’s high data throughput, high storage density and highly available disk storage for mainframe tape and batch processing requirements. Mainframe users in the Government sector and the Distribution industry have already selected this breakthrough technology to improve tape-based batch processing and are experiencing overall improvement in total cost of ownership

The Sun Fire X4500 Data Server for Mainframes, which compliments the market leading VSM currently offered by Sun, is ideal for mainframe virtual tape applications for primary and operational data storage allowing storing and accessing data stored on mainframe tape at disk-based speed with built-in ZFS data integrity and robust Solaris 10 reliability.

"The Sun Fire X4500 Data Server and Luminex Channel Gateway software combination brings the advanced features and functions of the Solaris 10 operating systems and ZFS file system to our mainframe customers," said Nigel Dessau, senior vice president of storage marketing and business operations, Sun Microsystems. "We know mainframe customers have unique and evolving storage requirements, and Sun is committed to delivering the latest functionality to meet those needs. This solution is a great way for mainframe customers to help immediately leverage the latest Sun advancements."

Luminex Software Inc.