SOURCE: Net Integration Technologies

November 15, 2005 10:53 ET

Net Integration's Nitix for Application Servers Achieves "Ready for IBM DB2 Software For Linux" Designation

Autonomic Linux-Based OS Now Available for IBM DB2

MARKHAM, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- Net Integration Technologies Inc. (NITI), a developer of autonomic Linux®-based server operating system software, today announced that its Nitix Application Edition (AE) server software has obtained the "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux" designation. Net Integration's Nitix AE software offers users an operating system with self-healing, self-maintaining and self-aware capabilities. With IBM DB2 universal database on Nitix AE, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from affordable autonomic features such as Linux reliability, intelligent and quick installation, and automatic back up of application program files and data.

Due to its autonomic capabilities, Nitix AE can eliminate many of the added costs of having a Linux expert to oversee its operation. The ability to quickly deploy applications on DB2 systems that are automatically installed and backed up can enable customers to focus on getting a system tailored to their requirements as opposed to spending time on installation. While testing with a well-known accounting application, the installation time of the server-based system with Nitix AE and IBM DB2 database was reduced to 20 minutes from three days.(1)

"We are confident that the quick deployment capabilities of Nitix AE with IBM DB2 will give developers and users the best database and autonomic OS for today's growing enterprises," said Net Integration CEO Ozzy Papic. "We are very excited to be working with IBM and look forward to seeing our autonomic server software and IBM's autonomic hardware work to save businesses money and enhance productivity for years to come."

"Our customers are choosing to adopt Linux in their data centers because it provides the scalability and performance they need," said Bernie Spang, Director, IBM Information Management. "By meeting the requirements of 'The Ready for DB2' program, Nitix Application Edition has proven that it can provide businesses with greater flexibility, management and availability for their DB2 environments."

Nitix AE Product Details

Nitix Application Edition has five distinct components:

1.  The Standard Linux Kernel, which provides Nitix with the stability and
    reliability of Linux;
2.  The Nitix Operating Layer that provides all the features and
    functionality required for a robust IT infrastructure;
3.  The Nitix Virtual Server, an environment dedicated for running
    third-party Linux®-based applications;
4.  The UniConf Connector which allows for appropriate information to be
    securely communicated between the Nitix Operating Layer and the Nitix
    Virtual Server;
5.  The Nitix Autonomic Engine, which uses the latest in self-healing,
    self-optimizing, self-configuring, and self-protecting technologies to
    ensure that Nitix servers are as secure and reliable as possible.
About Net Integration Technologies

Net Integration Technologies Inc. (NITI) is a software developer that delivers autonomic, Linux-based server operating system (OS) solutions to the SMB market. The company's revolutionary Nitix server OS sets new standards in stability, security, affordability and ease-of-use for small to mid-sized businesses. Nitix-powered servers have earned the company numerous awards and rave reviews from notable publications like PC Magazine, CRN, eWeek and InfoWorld. Established in 1997, the company has built a worldwide Approved Partnership Program with over 1,500 reselling partners. NITI is headquartered in Markham, Canada with additional offices in Montreal, the United States and Europe. See for more information.

(1) The testing was conducted by IBM and Net Integration Technologies.

Contact Information

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