LXI Introduces Universal Client Backup

Integrating backup and recovery across Windows, UNIX, Linux and the iSeries

IRVING, TX – December 11, 2003 – LXI® Corp., the leader in cutting-edge enterprise storage management software solutions, today announces the LXI Universal Client™ Backup that centrally controls, manages and performs backups for disparate platforms through either the iSeries, UNIX, AIX or Linux server running LXI’s MMS® or TMS/ix™ .

The LXI Universal Client Backup helps organizations leverage their existing hardware resources across the enterprise, set backup policies in one central location for all platforms, and gain the benefits of dynamic device management, tape protection against accidental overwrites or erasures, content management from which detail files or documents can be quickly located for recovery, and centralized vault management with comprehensive off-site location movement control.

“Lincoln Public Schools was saving Windows 2000 data to an LTO tape drive using a backup utility.” says Mike Bolhen, System Programmer at Lincoln Public Schools. “Including the save and verify it was taking approximately 15 hours and required an operator to come into office to mount a second tape. After installing and converting the backup to LXI MMS and the Universal Client for Windows we are now able to backup the same amount of data in approximately 7 hours and we no longer require staff to come in.”

Fast and economical, the Universal Client offers organizations flexibility and reliability across the enterprise. IT managers gain the assurance that all of the corporate data is adequately saved and protected – regardless of platform. An extension of MMS and TMS/ix, Universal Client provides the ability to setup and execute backups and recoveries for any client from a single location. Jobs can run automatically and without any operator intervention. There are no disk caching requirements, allowing for the backup to run at the speed of the device.

With LXI’s Universal Client, organizations will:

  • Reduce backup time by implementing full or incremental backup strategies

  • Share existing storage hardware across the enterprise %%Control recoverability by performing full and partial restores to the same or different client and/or folder

  • Minimize network administration through the clients in the network by routinely performing auto-discovery

  • Reduce the time and effort needed to manage backups and recoveries

Learn more about the LXI Universal Client: http://www.lxicorp.com/prod08.htm.

About MMS

Since 1991, MMS for the iSeries has grown to be a comprehensive family of storage management applications that efficiently save, preserve, protect, and restore data. MMS simplifies, prioritizes and automates backups and backup policies, performs concurrent saves, and automates recovery requirements. Hierarchical storage management helps ensure storage resources are used efficiently, and spool file management automates the archiving and restoring of spool files, reports and special forms. MMS uses no proprietary commands, making integration into customer environments seamless and fast. MMS gives managers the flexibility to adapt the product to any combination of data protection and recovery requirements.

Additional capabilities such as hot backups of Lotus Notes/Domino, automated tape consolidation for data life cycle management, duplication, automated device management, and shared tape library management bring cutting-edge iSeries backup control to every data center. Quick access to saved data, extensive vaulting, and off-site management give customers complete confidence in a quick recovery in the event of a disaster. Learn more about MMS www.lxicorp.com/prod01.htm.

About TMS/ix

Mainframe class tape management product for UNIX and LINUX, TMS/ix is a comprehensive backup, recovery, tape and vault management software solution for the open systems platforms. Its device management functionality provides unparalleled control over both physical and virtual tape devices, automated tape libraries and SAN environment configurations. The centralized tape control console makes it easy to monitor and administer all tape activity in the network, simplifying tape operation functions through the entire media life cycle.

TMS/ix is easy to install and configure. Additional functionality, such as tape interchange capability, makes integration into the customer environment easy. Flexible configuration options give managers the ability to adapt the product to any combination of data protection and recovery requirement. Quick access to saved data, extensive vaulting, and off-site management give customers complete confidence in a quick recovery in the event of a disaster. Learn more about TMS/ix at http://www.lxicorp.com/prod09.htm.

About LXI Corp.

LXI is focused on helping businesses manage their enterprise storage needs in heterogeneous environments, simplifying cross platform storage policy administration, integrating disparate platforms and network backup products, and consolidating media information for centralized control and management. By providing end-to-end data protection solutions, from high availability through comprehensive disaster recovery including backup, recovery, device and tape management, HSM, and vaulting, LXI helps ensure that all data is backed up and tracked, that all saved data is protected, giving organization data assurance across the enterprise for full recoverability and regulatory compliance.

With LXI, customers gain the benefit of industry-leading storage management products and services for midrange systems. Additionally, by partnering with storage software and hardware industry leaders, LXI brings together the experience, the products and the integration necessary to provide complete data assurance. LXI ensures there are no leaks, no losses, and no loose ends across the enterprise.

To learn more about LXI, visit http://www.lxicorp.com or call 214.260.9002.