Luminex Appoints IntelliStorage as a Value-Added Reseller for Luminex's Mainframe Connectivity Products in Europe

Schwerte, Germany, September 26, 2005 — Luminex Software, Inc., a leading developer of mainframe storage products, and IntelliStorage GmbH, a leading European provider of innovative information technology solutions, announced today that Luminex and IntelliStorage have entered into an agreement pursuant to which IntelliStorage has been appointed as Luminex’s Value Added Reseller for Luminex’s mainframe storage connectivity products, including the Virtual|BLUE™ 3990 Mainframe DASD control unit, the Virtual|BLUE 3490 tape control unit and the Virtual|BLUE VTS. Pursuant to the agreement, IntelliStorage will also be providing its high-quality installation, maintenance and support services to customers in Europe.

IntelliStorage has successfully completed extensive interoperability testing on mainframes with Luminex’s Virtual|BLUE 3990 control unit with leading, Fibre Channel attached, enterprise disk systems at their test and demonstration labs in Schwerte, Germany. The Virtual|BLUE 3990 control unit is IBM® Total Storage Proven™ certified and certified interoperable under the StorageTek® TekAlliance™ Partner program.

“Our solutions approach embraces the concept of using innovative best-of-breed storage networking building blocks to deliver cost-effective, stable functionality to our mainframe and open-systems customer base. Luminex’s Virtual|BLUE mainframe connectivity products address the growing need for cost-effective tiered storage, reducing the overall cost of mainframe storage,” said Claus Trockels, Managing Director of IntelliStorage GmbH. “The partnership with Luminex is an excellent addition to our solutions portfolio. We can leverage our present disk vendor relationships with our mainframe prospect base in Germany and the Netherlands. The Virtual|BLUE 3990 works seamlessly with open systems disk systems from StorageTek, IBM, Hitachi Data Systems, EMC, Network Appliance and Nexsan. We already sell and support many of these products,” added Phillip Hyde, Founder & Managing Director of IntelliStorage.

V|B 3990 eliminates the proprietary boundaries and vendor lock-in that separate the mainframe and open systems storage worlds, enabling mainframe enterprises to take advantage of the ever-increasing features and ROI benefits being delivered by the disk storage industry. V|B 3990 is a 3990 DASD control unit that enables open systems disk to be deployed as mainframe DASD volumes.

V|B 3490 is a plug compatible mainframe tape and tape library control unit which enables open systems tape devices or tape libraries to be used as a mainframe tape device. For the first time, mainframe enterprise users will be able to break through the proprietary mainframe wall to take full advantage of the flexibility and cost-effectiveness offered by the entire range of open systems tape devices.

V|B VTS is a mainframe 3490 tape control unit that enables open systems disk solutions to operate as a mainframe tape drives. The capacity, functionality and ROI advantages of V|B VTS open up a new world of options for the mainframe community, permitting mainframe users to add many terabytes of virtual tape storage to their mainframes.

“Our alliance with IntelliStorage brings our proven, reliable and cost-effective mainframe connectivity solutions to the European market,” said Scott James, Manager of Business Development at Luminex. “Now, mainframe enterprises can take full advantage of the flexibility offered by Luminex’s innovative mainframe connectivity solutions. We are delighted to be working closely with IntelliStorage to bring our products to the European mainframe user.”

About IntelliStorage

IntelliStorage, founded in 2001, delivers complete solutions to Manage the Complexity of Data Storage™. Its storage service-centric approach addresses the unique storage and data management issues faced by large corporate enterprises, the SME segment and Internet-based businesses, including cost-effective data management, continuous availability, disaster recovery, storage consolidation, centralized backup/restore, content delivery, and rapid growth. IntelliStorage leverages its strategic partnerships with leading storage infrastructure product vendors to provide its customers with integrated best-of-breed solutions. These are complemented by IntelliStorage’s storage SLA management methodology.  With this approach companies can highly automate their data and storage management processes, guaranteeing availability. IntelliStorage GmbH, headquartered in Schwerte, Germany and IntelliStorage B.V. headquartered in Naarden, the Netherlands, are active in various European countries and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of The becom Group Holding.

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About Luminex Software, Inc.

Luminex develops distinctive data storage products based upon proven technologies 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 our customers. With a history in mainframe channel connectivity products, Luminex’s Virtual|BLUE product family bridges the gap between the mainframe enterprise and open systems world, thereby transforming the economics of mainframe storage. Luminex‘s Data|WARE ™ product family enables customers to archive and distribute data on CD and DVD media.

Founded in 1994, Luminex is privately held and headquartered in Riverside, Calif., with additional offices in San Diego, California, and Beaverton, Oregon. For more information about Luminex, please visit, email or call +1-888-LUMINEX.

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Media Contacts:

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Luminex Software, Inc.
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Claudia Preiss
IntelliStorage GmbH
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