SOURCE: RNA Networks

January 12, 2010 09:00 ET

RNA networks Joins HP Developer and Solutions Program

Relationship Broadens Availability of Memory Virtualization and Strengthens HP Server Performance

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - RNA networks announced an expanded collaboration with HP to deliver new, innovative solutions for performance-critical applications built on HP server platforms. With full testing and certification completed on both HP BladeSystem and ProLiant server platforms, RNA has now joined the HP Developer & Solution Partner Program (DSPP). RNA is also making RNAcache software available through the HP Software Licensing and Management Solutions (SLMS) program, which provides customers a global infrastructure for software licensing and management. The collaboration will broaden availability of RNA's memory virtualization solutions to customers.

RNA networks revolutionizes the way memory is accessed and utilized in a data center. By logically pooling memory, RNA converts memory into a shared network resource to drive performance and improved efficiency across the entire data center. Together with HP, the combined solution addresses key requirements for customers in Financial Services, Oil/Gas, Life Sciences and Web2.0 verticals with large or shared data sets.

"Memory limitations have implications across the data center," said Clive Cook, CEO, RNA networks. "Together, we will work with HP to break through the physical limitations of system memory and help customers achieve a competitive edge by giving their servers low-latency access to Terabytes of memory across the network."

The HP DSPP is designed to enable independent software vendors, systems integrators, developers and consultants to work collaboratively to more effectively address customer needs. The program provides support for software companies to optimize and take advantage of new technologies as they are rolled out. As a member of the DSPP, RNA will receive additional support for early interoperability testing of HP technology, resulting in further development and optimization of RNA's solutions on HP platforms.

"With the ability to test our memory virtualization technology in a variety of HP environments, we can provide customers with better solutions on HP platforms," said Cook. "We will work closely with HP to deliver innovative and agile solutions that continue to enhance the performance of tomorrow's data center."

The HP SLMS program provides software licensing services and software license management solutions. The program offers a global infrastructure to support customers, ISVs and partners for software license acquisition and management. Through the SLMS program, RNA customers will be able to buy combined HP and RNA solutions through a single source with optimized configuration.

"Customers with large data sets need cost-effective solutions to support memory-intensive workloads and accelerate time to market," said Ed Turkel, manager, business development, Scalable Computing and Infrastructure, HP. "The HP platform, when combined with RNA's software solution, allows customers to dramatically increase memory resources or their computing resources without having to invest in additional data center hardware."

About RNA networks

RNA networks' memory virtualization technology transforms server memory into a shared network resource based on the company's flagship Memory Virtualization Platform. RNA networks products include RNAmessenger for low latency messaging applications, and RNAcache for large working data sets. RNA networks takes advantage of existing resources, eliminating the need for more hardware, space, power and cooling. The company is based in Portland, Oregon with offices in Silicon Valley, and was founded by HPC and Enterprise software industry veterans in 2006. For more information, visit http://www.rnanetworks.com.