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PrismTech Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Eternal Systems’ FTORB

PrismTech Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Eternal Systems’ FTORB

(PRWEB) June 23, 2003

PrismTech Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Eternal Systems’ FTORB

Adds Transparent Fault-Tolerant Infrastructure to Total CORBA Solution

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) June 23, 2003 — Today at the Object Management Group (OMG) “Middleware that Works” seminar, PrismTech, a leading vendor of distributed software infrastructure, and Eternal Systems, Inc., provider of high-availability and fault-tolerant software solutions, announced that the two companies have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Eternal Systems’ transparent fault tolerance product, FTORB. Under the terms of the agreement PrismTech will exclusively market and support the FTORB product throughout North America and Europe.

For some applications, downtime is simply not an option and even small interruptions of service cannot be tolerated, as application failure could be very costly or catastrophic. In the past, implementing high availability and true fault tolerance has been custom, costly and time consuming, requiring specialized knowledge and programming skills. The FTORB product provides true fault tolerance transparently and is automatic for applications that work in conjunction with standard CORBA middleware. This means that true fault tolerance can now be deployed quickly, easily and at substantially lower cost. This is achieved through a clean separation of the application code from the fault tolerance code, so that application developers can focus on their application programs instead of complicating the applications by including complex fault-tolerance code.

“We are very pleased to be adding FTORB to our product line,” said Steve Jennis, PrismTech’s chief operating officer. “Some of our customers require high availability and fault tolerance within their CORBA applications and we are now positioned to deliver a quality solution that satisfies these needs as part of our Total CORBA Solution (TCS). Following on from our recent acquisition of e*ORB, the leading ORB for real-time and embedded applications, this exclusive arrangement for FTORB further differentiates TCS as the most comprehensive, advanced and cost effective solution for CORBA developers.”

"We see PrismTech as a true leader in the CORBA space with the exceptional range of their OpenFusion family of products and services,” said Bill Hogan, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Eternal Systems. "As the demand for high-reliability software solutions expands, PrismTech is uniquely positioned to offer powerful one-stop fault tolerant CORBA solutions to the marketplace. We look forward to a long and prosperous business relationship.”

Pricing & Availability

FTORB is immediately available from PrismTech with run-time prices from under US $ 100 per CPU (1000 unit price). Further information about FTORB can be found on PrismTech’s website at:

About PrismTech

PrismTech develops and markets the OpenFusion range of distributed software infrastructure products. OpenFusion provides leadership in advanced technology, connectivity and cost of ownership for both Java and CORBA environments. PrismTech's reputation for delivering high quality, reliable, scaleable and performance software is reflected in our world-class customer base in the telecommunications, defense and financial services markets. For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at

About Eternal Systems

Eternal Systems delivers software solutions essential for achieving high availability and true fault tolerant operation. Eternal’s automated and transparent approach enables unparalleled reliability, manageability and performance, all available with no specialized application programming required. As a result, customers achieve ultra reliability with time-to-market and cost savings never before possible. Founded in 1998 by world-class experts in fault-tolerant computing, Eternal Systems is a key contributor to standards efforts in the Object Management Group, the Java Community Process and the Service Availability Forum. Eternal’s products enable mission-critical environments in the enterprise, data center, communications infrastructure, aerospace/defense, transportation, medical and industrial automation.

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Eternal FTORB is a trademark of Eternal Systems, Inc. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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