SOURCE: Solix Technologies

May 14, 2007 08:00 ET

TRACO Selects Solix Technologies Enterprise Archiving Solution to Accelerate Corporate IT System Performance

Solix Solution Enables TRACO to Support Increased Customer Demands and Expansion Goals Into Commercial and International Markets

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- For many companies the ability to develop processes to replicate a customer experience is the key to success. One major national bank promotes in its advertising campaign that success is the ability to process one check flawlessly and then repeat the experience billions of times a year. Restaurant chains, family amusement parks, hotel chains, and consumer products companies and countless other corporations strive to offer consistent and predictable customer experiences.

But not every company follows the same business model. For more than 60 years TRACO has designed and manufactured state-of-the-art windows, doors and skylights for some of the world's biggest buildings and historical landmarks including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. As an example of the intricacy involved with each assignment, TRACO completed a project for the Heinz 57 Center in the Central Business District of Pittsburgh. The project took nearly two years to complete because the design, configuration and installation requirements of the custom 45-foot diameter unequal polygon skylight proved to be incredibly complex.

Like the skylights built for the Heinz 57 Center, every order placed with TRACO is unique. As a result, in-house engineers use sophisticated software to design high-performance architectural windows and to construct exact historic replacements. On average, each custom design generates 3.5 MB of new data for TRACO resulting in overall database growth of 26% per annum. In order to ensure manufacturing and billing processes were optimized in the wake of growing data volumes, TRACO needed an enhanced system that could help them improve processes.

In addition, TRACO needed to support their strategic goals to expand U.S. commercial and residential operations, and provide innovative architectural products to satisfy the ever changing marketplace and ensure the TRACO name remains synonymous with quality. Fueled by rapid growth from increased demand and complex customer needs, TRACO was seeking a sophisticated solution that would allow them to meet current needs with the ability to scale to satisfy future requirements.

To overcome these challenges, TRACO turned to Solix Technologies to help archive and purge historical corporate data as a means for addressing both immediate and long term requirements. TRACO implemented Solix Enterprise Database Archiving to generate and maintain custom archiving and data purge routines that would ensure referential integrity of database data. After implementing the Solix Enterprise Database Archiving solution TRACO will:

--  Reduce time required to generate Advanced Supply Chain Planning;
--  Improve online and background processing;
--  Protect current hardware and software investments;
--  Reduce cost of performance tuning, additional storage, memory, and
    processors, reduce operation cost;
--  Reduce the time required for backup and restore; and ultimately
    providing for faster upgrades;
--  Provide the infrastructure to manage long term data growth.

"TRACO is committed to delivering only the highest levels of quality," said Mustan Attaar, CIO, TRACO. "This is very cash intensive business, and we have heavy investments in upfront design costs and raw materials. We wanted to improve our IT systems to reduce costs and streamline our manufacturing operations, ultimately providing faster delivery and more value for our customers. Solix's Enterprise Data Management Suite of solutions gives us a strategic IT advantage, helping us to accelerate overall system performance while maintaining our current infrastructure. We are able to manage current growth while establishing the infrastructure and processes to support future expansions. This is a huge benefit for us and our clients."

The Solix Database Archiving solution is part of the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (EDMS). The Solix EDMS is made up of Solix Secure Test and Development and Solix Data Auditor for compliance, and Solix Application Sunsetting and Migration to assist organizations as they retire legacy applications as part of information lifecycle management and infrastructure consolidation. The Solix EDMS enables companies to implement cost-saving tiered storage strategies, improve service level agreements and speed backups, while securing and managing confidential data for compliance and information governance.

At the core of the Solix EDMS is the Solix Enterprise Metadata Manager, which manages multiple applications and data types across all hardware platforms. Solix's modular architecture enables customers to solve immediate data management needs while leveraging existing capital investments for future initiatives. For more information on Solix Enterprise Archiving, visit For more information on the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite of solutions for compliance and information lifecycle management, visit .

About Solix Technologies

Solix Technologies, Inc. is a recognized global provider of enterprise data management solutions for Information Lifecycle Management and Compliance. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite of software enables organizations to discover, classify and manage structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, and easily implement tiered storage strategies, while securing, managing and auditing confidential data for compliance and information governance. Solix partners with the leading application and storage providers to provide integrated solutions for today's heterogeneous environments. With an extensive global client base, including many Fortune 500 companies, Solix is considered a pioneer in providing a complete infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments (Application, Email and Documents) in an enterprise. For more information please visit or call 888-GO-SOLIX.


TRACO manufactures a complete line of custom-designed architectural, heavy commercial, commercial and residential rated windows, doors, impact resistant hurricane windows and doors and blast windows. The company's five manufacturing facilities, totaling approximately 2 million square feet, are located in Cranberry Township, PA, Johnson City, TN, Red Oak, IA, Miami, FL and Bainbridge, GA. TRACO manufactures products for retrofit, new construction and historic projects utilizing state-of-the-art systems. The company's capabilities include glass tempering, glass laminating, anodizing, paint finishing, aluminum extruding and glass insulating. Established in 1943 by Mae and E.R. Randall, TRACO now employs more than 1,800 employees. TRACO's memorable landmark projects include handcrafting the windows for the crown of the Statue of Liberty and manufacturing more than 6,000 windows for the Empire State Building. For more information visit the TRACO website at

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