Solix and gloPlug Announce First Plug-And-Play Compliant Database Archiving and Cloning Appliance

November 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and Oracle Open World, San Francisco, Calif., November 14, 2007 – Solix Technologies, a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management Solutions and gloPlug, a Network Appliance partner that integrates industry leading hardware and software solutions providing data intelligence, today announced the gloPlug Appliance, the industry’s first plug-and-play solution for cloning data from Oracle E-Business Suite. The gloPlug Appliance is embedded with modules from the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) for Oracle E-Business Suite with NetApp ReplicatorX and FlexClone software and NetApp Storage to deliver data management-in-a-box.

The cloning of databases for patch, development and testing purposes is a laborious and storage intensive task for database administrators that potentially expose confidential data to unauthorized sources. By incorporating Solix EDMS with NetApp ReplicatorX, FlexClone and NetApp storage on the pre-configured gloPlug Appliance, enterprise customers can quickly and easily clone production data, mask critical business, and reduce storage footprint.

NetApp FlexClone allows for the seamless, effective and blazing fast cloning of volumes, file-systems, etc. Furthermore, each FlexClone consumes no space initially and only needs to store new or modified blocks. This allows users to potentially create dozens of clones with only a small percentage of additional disk space.

Solix EDMS functionality leverages FlexClone to create fast, effective and easy to manage compliant database instances. These compliant clones mask out any sensitive, non-public or confidential data so that test and development environments do not necessarily have access to this data points. It does this while maintaining the relational integrity of the database.

The gloPlug Appliance provides database administrators with an effective compliant database cloning, archiving and audit solution in a simple-to-buy, pre-built product optimized for their test and development needs.

“The gloPlug Appliance is a breakthrough for database administrators,” said Shekhar Dasgupta, president and chief operating officer, Solix Technologies. “DBAs will now be able to implement a self-contained, Oracle E-Business cloning solution, which will allow them to quickly and effortlessly clone production databases for Test and Development. This will reduce the time required in creating clones, streamlining the test and development process and minimizing storage requirements to reduce costs in administration, dba time and storage.

The gloPlug Appliance Test and Development advantages:
• Instantaneous cloning of databases
• Sensitive data is protected throughout the application development process
• Eighteen security algorithms map the appropriate type of masking function to the type of data including encryption/decryption masking, scrambling, nulling and shuffling
• Works in heterogeneous environments
• No impact on the production environment during the cloning process

“Incorporating Solix EDMS and NetApp technologies into a gloPlug appliance package is a real win for customers,” said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst, Taneja Group. “They get all the advantages of Solix EDMS and NetApp in an easily deployable solution to improve the laborious test and development process.”

About gloPlug

gloPlug is a group of data management experts who have recognized, and acted upon, the need for a singular ability to gather, process and decide on multiple variables affecting infrastructure and data. The result is a strategic leadership tool that manages all aspects of data and related infrastructure on an enterprise scale. gloPlug’s industry leading appliance provides the ability to implement, manage and monitor information compliance and performance policies to optimize business value and manage risk across a diverse range of business issues. gloPlug is a Solix Technologies OEM partnership, Network Appliance Global partner and Network Appliance N.A Platinum Channel Partner.

About Solix Technologies, Inc.

Solix Technologies, Inc., a leader in enterprise data management solutions, helps businesses improve application performance, reduce storage costs and meet compliance requirements. Solix is considered a pioneer in providing a complete infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments (Application, Email and Documents) in an enterprise. As an ORACLE Certified Partner and a SAP Complementary Software Provider (CSP) and NetApp Advantage Partner, Solix has a worldwide client base that includes many Fortune500 companies.