CENATEK and Solution-Soft Partner to Deliver Optimized File Performance with Solid State Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2002 — Solution-Soft Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, and CENATEK, Inc., the provider of high speed, high performance storage solutions, today announced a technology agreement that will bundle a specialized version of Solution-Soft's SafeCapacity with CENATEK's Rocket Drive™, Solid State Disk (SSD). The technology licensing agreement will enable CENATEK customers to take advantage of Solution-Soft's advanced storage management technologies to enable automatic and transparent optimization of data resources across disparate storage devices.

"SafeCapacity's policy-based management and "pass-through" file access relocation are a natural fit for balancing the physical location of files across a system of heterogeneous storage devices." Said Paul Wang, CEO of Solution-Soft. "When combined with CENATEK's Rocket Drive, the system will deliver optimal performance for I/O-intensive applications."

"The advanced file management technology from Solution-Soft is a valuable complement to our SSD technology," said Jason Caulkins, CEO/CTO of CENATEK. "Customers will have a performance analysis tool that not only easily identifies frequently accessed files, but also moves these files to specified drives without requiring application modifications."

CENATEK's Rocket Drive functions as a hard drive, storing data on SDRAM rather than magnetic media, and is the fastest, most reliable solid state solution for accelerating I/O-bound applications. By offering Solution-Soft's powerful Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions in conjunction with Rocket Drive, CENATEK continues to deliver the fastest, most cost-effective, and easy to install solutions for customers to achieve superior performance and ROI without compromising their services, existing infrastructure, or time to market.

SafeCapacity uses a policy-based configuration to continuously monitor an application server's file systems, seamlessly allocating or re-apportioning storage whenever needed. By relocating the most frequently accessed files to the fastest storage medium in the system, the CENATEK Rocket Drive, SafeCapacity optimizes storage, eliminates I/O-bottlenecks and eliminates system performance limitations caused by hard disks. Additionally, SafeCapacity decreases the need to over-provision storage resources on individual systems, thus reducing storage related costs. As opposed to management by crisis, SafeCapacity automatically notifies system administrators when problems occur and, based on pre-set rules, takes corrective action immediately. By automating capacity management, enterprises can greatly reduce total storage system ownership costs, thereby maximizing the return on investment.

Solaris is the first platform to be supported by the specialized version of SafeCapacity, with AIX, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows NT, 2000 and XP planned or already under development. If interested in becoming a beta participant, please submit an inquiry at http://www.cenatek.com/contact.cfm?Page=Sales.


CENATEK, Inc. launched in July 2001 is revolutionizing the way data is stored and retrieved on computers, networks and the Internet. The company's high speed storage and data access products leverage patented solid state disk technology to set new standards for price and performance. In addition to its flagship product, the Rocket Drive, CENATEK offers RAMDisk software products and storage consulting services for businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in Morgan Hill, Calif., CENATEK also maintains research and development offices in Redding, Calif. For more information about CENATEK's RAMDisk and Rocket Drive, visit the CENATEK web site at www.cenatek.com, or contact CENATEK Corporate via e-mail at info@cenatek.com.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, which address the urgent need for automated management of data in complex networking environments. IDO solutions facilitate automated data selection, movement and redirection that optimize high availability, storage scalability and system performance. The company has developed robust data management software solutions for corporate data centers, Infrastructure providers, and storage solution providers. Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including AT&T, Boeing, Cable&Wireless, and 3M. Solution-Soft's market presence is also bolstered by partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor. (Nasdaq:FALC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWQ), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW).

Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit www.solution-soft.com or call +1.408.346.1415.

Michael Morrison