New Disk Space Management Tool for HP3000 Systems

(San Jose, CA) --- Today, Solution-Soft announced the release of Free Space Manager (FSM), a new complimentary tool for its successful e-Space product line. Free Space Manager is a storage management software tool designed to monitor and report on disk volume-set free space in HP3000 MPE systems. Working in tandem with Solution-Soft’s e-Space advanced storage management software, Free Space Manager efficiently and effectively maximizes available system disk space and improves overall file accessibility.

Free Space Manager operates as an easy-to-use, “set-and-forget” background process and notifies system administrators of the disk space volume-set condition as disk space availability reaches user-specified limits. Free Space Manager then automatically invokes e-Space technology to compress user-selected files and recover usable free disk space. Upon file access requests, compressed files are quickly decompressed and made available to the user. Free Space Manager also utilizes user-configurable “rules” for reporting and recovery operations and managing multiple volume sets, with unique rules for each set. Free space recovery is accomplished without incurring system downtime or off-loading data to tape.

Solution-Soft President and CEO, Paul Wang said, “ASPs, SSPs, Corporate Data Centers and other storage-intensive applications running on HP3000 MPE systems will see immediate storage benefits from using Free Space Manager with e-Space. By minimizing overall hard-drive and tape drive requirements and increasing ‘up-time,’ system storage management, maintenance and support costs are reduced dramatically while overall system reliability improves.”

Pricing and Availability

Free Space Manager is available both separately (requires e-Space previously installed on system) and packaged with e-Space. Prices start at $500 for Free Space Manager alone and $2000 for a Free Space Manager/e-Space package. Software maintenance is also available.

About e-Space

Incorporating patented high-performance compression-decompression algorithms, e-Space uses intelligent rules-based technology to transparently maintain files in a compressed format (up to 99% reduction), quickly retrieving those files upon user requests.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft, a leader in distributed applications, develops high-quality storage and system management solutions for corporate data centers, ASP Infrastructure providers, and storage solution providers. Solution-Soft’s products include Time Machine, a virtual clock facility providing remote clients with local time and date; e-Space, an automated and intelligent storage capacity management solution; and e-Velocity, a file exchange application that maximizes network efficiency, boosts performance and reduces line cost overhead.

Solution-Soft’s products run on Windows/NT, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, HP-MPE and IBM- AIX systems and have been purchased by over 2,000 domestic and international customers including AT&T, Boeing, FedEx, and 3M. Solution-Soft’s market presence is also bolstered by partnerships with Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP), IBM (NYSE: IBM), NCR (NYSE: NCR), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW). Solution-Soft is privately held and is based in San Jose, CA.

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