SOURCE: Themis

March 22, 2007 13:56 ET

Themis Announces Its Quorum High Availability Workload Management Appliance to Improve Service Reliability and Increase Operational Agility

Solution Tailored to Help IT Operations Managers Remove Complexity in Their Current Processes by Adopting a Policy-Based Application Availability Model

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- Themis Computer announced Quorum™, an award winning High Availability (H/A) and Workload Management Appliance. Quorum enables enterprises to keep applications "always on" by delivering a simple to use appliance. The Quorum appliance enables enterprises to easily integrate policy-based automation.

Quorum is the industry's first policy-based High Availability Appliance. Quorum can bring real-time High Availability to user applications at a significantly reduced cost when compared to traditional High Availability solutions. Sub-second response times provide protection against software and hardware failures without being in the data path. Quorum is based on the CIM/WBEM open standard.

In today's increasingly challenging IT environment, application and server sprawl is causing complexity and poor availability. Quorum can be deployed in an N+1 configuration across all platforms to ensure that availability can be scaled to meet demand. Expensive H/A software needs to keep up with the industry. Quorum can save users 50 percent or more when compared to traditional H/A clusters.

Themis' Quorum Appliance is also a dynamic workload manager and can automate the management of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), applications and hardware resource in real-time, mission critical distributed systems. Standards-based, Quorum supports a wide variety of industry standard platforms including Sun® Solaris™, Linux®, AIX, Microsoft® Windows® and LynxOS® servers, as well as various network switches and SMI-compliant SAN's and NAS devices.

"Themis' Quorum helps CIOs and IT managers drive down total cost of ownership, for mission critical IT resources and infrastructure. When Themis first started the development of its Slice™ scalable computing initiative, it was painfully clear that there were no real-time computing resource managers that could automatically manage quality of service for legacy applications," stated William E. Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "We also realized the need to provide standards driven API's for forward looking, enhanced application monitoring and control. Quorum uniquely addresses this market need and integrates well with other managers in a heterogeneous, multi-vendor environment of software, servers, switches and storage," Mr. Kehret added.

The Quorum High Availability and Workload Management Appliance features include:

--  Windows®, Linux®, Solaris™ and AIX®, on a single interface.
--  Application independent.
--  Policy-based automation.
--  Real-time (50-100 millisecond) response time.
--  Manages virtual servers.
Themis Quorum High Availability Appliance provides the following solution benefits:
--  Service Availability - Quorum can enable shared services to deliver
    scaleable, real-time, heterogeneous High Availability. Shared services can
    standardize on a single H/A platform for all systems and applications.
--  Real-Time Business Continuity - Quorum can add real-time to a user's
    business continuity planning. Quorum is the industry's fastest failover
    (sub-second) solution.
--  Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) - need to be monitored and
    automated in order to be truly effective. Quorum brings real-time
    management and automation to SOA applications. Quorum is the Service
    Oriented Infrastructure.

The Quorum Appliance Price and Availability

The Quorum Appliance is available now, for pricing information please contact sales at

About Themis Computer

Themis is a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for mission critical applications in aerospace, data/telecom, military, and commercial markets. Themis provides open standards-based computing platforms that support Sun Solaris™, Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating environments. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by extreme environments. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit or email:

Themis, the Themis logo, Slice and Quorum are trademarks or registered trademarks of Themis Computer. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

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