Luminex and Denver Solutions Group Bring FastT Disk Storage to IBM S/390 and zSeries Systems
Englewood, CO, November 10, 2003 - Luminex Software, Inc., a leading developer of data distribution, archiving and storage products, and Denver Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner and solutions provider, today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement which will enable Denver Solutions Group to provide low-cost disk storage for IBM S/390 and zSeries systems. Under the agreement, Denver Solutions Group will offer Luminex's Virtual|BLUE 3990 controller technology, permitting the use of IBM FastT RAID systems with z800 and VM/VSE servers. Luminex's Virtual|BLUE 3990 is the first disk vendor-independent controller that opens disk storage for use with proprietary mainframe protocols.
"This synergistic solution addresses the growing need for cost-effective tiered storage, which reduces the overall cost of storage," said Tom Engleby, President & CEO, Denver Solutions Group. "Virtual|BLUE 3990 technology, combined with FastT, makes z800 and VM/VSE systems a compelling proposition for IT managers."
"Now mainframe data centers can leverage IBM's new Storage Virtualization Controller to reduce disk storage costs, improve IT operations and simplify the management of storage," added Engleby. "z800 and S/390 systems will now be seen as part of the SAN and managed as part of the network."
Luminex's Virtual|BLUE 3990 controller handles all disk protocol translations for a mainframe to read and write data to open systems disk volumes, making FastT storage fully accessible to applications running under VM/VSE, MVS, OS/390, z/OS and z/VM.
"The alliance with Denver Solutions Group presents new, economical storage options for IBM S/390 and zSeries data centers," said Arthur Tolsma, CEO of Luminex. "Mainframe customers will reap the benefits of Luminex's expertise in mainframe storage connectivity combined with Denver Solutions Group's proven success in hardware solutions and professional services."
About Denver Solutions Group
DSG incorporated in 1991 as an IBM Business Partner with a mission to exclusively sell and support IBM products and services. DSG quickly expanded their capabilities in order to provide their customers with complete IT solutions across multiple industries and platforms. Currently, DSG offers a wide range of hardware and software solutions as well as a comprehensive suite of professional services.
Over the last decade, DSG has experienced tremendous year-to-year growth and currently employs more than 170 technology professionals to serve its growing customer base in every state in the nation. DSG's award-winning staff is the best in the industry and several members sit on IBM Advisory Boards. DSG takes pride in its depth of knowledge on all IBM hardware platforms as well as their corresponding operating systems and software products.
DSG is an IBM Premier Business Partner, a designation awarded to only the top tier of IBM's entire business partner community. This honor means that DSG adheres to the highest industry standards and that their work reflects the quality and reliability associated with IBM.
About Luminex Software, Inc.
Luminex develops distinctive data storage products that tackle the complex challenges of storing, archiving, distributing and protecting data. Complemented by quality customer service, Luminex's innovative products create real value for their customers. Luminex's Data|WARE product family simplifies CD and DVD creation for small to large businesses in finance, healthcare, prepress, government and education. Luminex's Virtual|BLUE line of parallel channel and ESCON emulators links IBM and plug-compatible mainframes with UNIX and Microsoft® systems, resulting in improved operations and economics for large data centers.
Founded in 1994, Luminex is privately held and headquartered in Riverside, California, with additional offices in San Diego, California, and Beaverton, Oregon. Data|WARE and Virtual|BLUE products are available directly from Luminex and through selected partners worldwide. For more information about Luminex, please email email@example.com or call +1.951.781.4100.
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Luminex Software, Inc.
6840 Indiana Avenue, Suite 130
Riverside, CA 92506
Luminex Contact: Kate Donlon
Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Fax: : 503.526.7841
Denver Solutions Group
DSG Contact: Melissa Curry