Solution-Soft’s SafeCapacity certified "IBM TotalStorage Proven™"

SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 15, 2002 — Solution-Soft Systems Inc, a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions is pleased to announce the certification of SafeCapacity under IBM’s ‘TotalStorage Proven” program.

SafeCapacity uses a policy-based configuration to continuously monitor an application server’s file systems, seamlessly allocating more storage space whenever needed. 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.

"Capturing the IBM TotalStorage Proven mark for SafeCapacity substantiates the validity of our products,'' said Michael Morrison, Director of Business Development at Solution-Soft, "Our software enables managers of IT resources to significantly improve their ability to manage resources and simplifies changes made to their environments. With this acknowledgement from IBM, the decision to choose our product will be that much easier as well.

IBM TotalStorage Proven allows third party vendors to work with IBM to develop and deliver products or solutions that interoperate with the broad portfolio of IBM TotalStorage products. When a customer sees the TotalStorage Proven value mark, they'll know the offering has been tested and documented to interoperate with IBM storage.

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 and storage solution providers. Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including 3M, AT&T, Boeing, Cable&Wireless, FedEx, French Telecom and UMC. Solution-Soft’s market presence is bolstered by partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor. (Nasdaq:FALC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), 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 or call +1.408.346.1415.

Contact: Michael Morrison, Solution-Soft

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