WILLOW TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES
ADDITIONAL MQSERIES PLATFORMS
Company adds DYNIX/ptx and Linux
for non-Intel x86 platforms to the company’s MQSeries product portfolio.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada--June 12, 2000--Willow Technology, Inc., the leading
independent provider of MQSeries client and server products, announced today at
the MQSeries Technical Conference that it has concluded an agreement with IBM (NYSE:IBM)
to assume responsibility for MQSeries for the DYNIX/ptx operating system, and
will also produce MQSeries for Linux on platforms other than Intel x86
MQSeries for the DYNIX/ptx operating system was previously marketed by
Sequent Computer Systems, now IBM NUMA-Q. Under the arrangement, Willow will
provide ongoing technical support and maintenance for existing MQSeries for
DYNIX/ptx Version 1 customers. New versions of MQSeries for DYNIX/ptx will be
developed, marketed and supported by Willow Technology. A new version of
MQSeries for DYNIX/ptx using V5.1 source code licensed from IBM is being
Willow also announced the licensing of MQSeries for the Linux operating
system on non-Intel x86 architecture systems. The company will deliver MQSeries
for Linux on Alpha, SPARC, PowerPC, MIPS, PA-RISC and StrongARM systems over the
next twelve months. IBM will deliver MQSeries for Linux on Intel x86 platforms.
Initial delivery will support MQSeries Version 2 functions. Willow will deliver
Version 5.x functions shortly after IBM releases its Version 5.x MQSeries for
"The addition of these new MQSeries platforms provides additional
critical mass to both MQSeries platform coverage as well as Willow’s role as
the leading independent provider of MQSeries platforms," said Gary Clueit,
CEO of Willow. "Our agreement with IBM to take over the DYNIX/ptx platform
ensures that it will continue to be fully supported and enhanced into the
future. With respect to MQSeries on Linux platforms, IBM will continue to
deliver the high volume Intel based Linux platform. Willow is targeting more
specialized Linux opportunities including embedded systems, process control and
high end server applicances where non-Intel hardware is prevalent."
Pricing and Availability
MQSeries for DYNIX/ptx V5.1 will support version 4.5 of the
operating system on Symmetry 5000, NUMA-Q 1000 and NUMA-Q 2000 hardware
platforms, and will be available for Beta testing during the third quarter of
2000 with general availability in the fourth quarter. U.S. list prices start at
$9,500 for Symmetry and $14,000 for NUMA-Q hardware platforms.
MQSeries for Alpha Linux will be generally available during the fourth
quarter of 2000. U.S list prices for the Willow MQSeries for Linux V2 products
start at $9,000 for a single CPU system.
MQSeries, the most widely used message-queuing software on the market,
enables users to exchange information between applications across more than 35
different platforms, from mainframes to PCs. This award-winning software enables
business integration throughout the enterprise, allowing companies to maximize
e-business opportunities by leveraging existing resources to improve
speed-to-market and anticipate IT changes as their business changes. For more
information on MQSeries, visit http://www.ibm.com/software/ts/mqseries.
About NUMA-Q Servers
NUMA-Q servers offer industry leading scalable Intel-based server solutions
for e-business with industry leading Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) architecture
and I/O technologies. NUMA-Q servers are optimized for the scalability,
availability and manageability requirements of large and rapidly growing
e-business infrastructures. There are more than 10,000 NUMA-Q installations
worldwide, including some of the world's largest and most sophisticated business
intelligence, CRM and ERP environments. For further information about the IBM
NUMA-Q brand visit http://www.ibm.com/servers.
About Willow Technology
Willow Technology, Inc. is the leading independent provider of fully
compliant MQSeries client and server products, developed under license from IBM.
Willow sells and supports both its own and IBM's MQSeries products, and offers
system integration, custom development, proof of concept and consultancy
services for MQSeries. Willow can be reached at: phone +1-408-296-7400; fax
+1-408-296-7700; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.willowtech.com.
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