Solution-Soft Joins BMC Software’s Application-Centric Storage Management Consortium

Santa Clara, Ca – December 26, 2001 – Solution-Soft Systems Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, today announced that it has joined BMC Software’s (NYSE:BMC) Application-Centric Storage Management™ (ACSM™) Consortium, a partner program that provides a competitive edge and additional avenues to members for market development, customer services and market expansion. BMC Software, a leading provider of e-business systems management, has selected leading storage management partners to help deliver ACSM, the industry’s first solution to link storage assets to the application to optimize business processes.

“Membership in the ACSM Consortium will allow Solution-Soft to easily expand its storage market opportunities by combining our IDO solutions with those of other partner members.” said Dave Leone, vice president, Solution-Soft. “This program, developed to create an integrated management solution for the entire storage platform will provide a significant value-add to all ACSM members and their customers.”

The ACSM Consortium members work with BMC Software to develop storage management technologies that ensures data reliability and availability across heterogeneous storage environments. Members are committed to leveraging BMC Software’s storage initiatives to provide better customer-focused solutions. With the addition of Solution-Soft, current member companies of the ACSM consortium include Brocade Communications Inc, Cereva Networks Inc., CNT, Compaq Computer Corporation, Crossroads Systems, EMC, Emulex, FalconStor, Gadzoox Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, INRANGE, JNI, Lane15, LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., McData, Network Appliance, Nishan Systems, OTG Software, Inc., OTL Software, Qlogic and VIEO. ACSM Consortium members are able to widen their customer base, gain greater market exposure and increase revenue opportunities by leveraging their relationship with BMC Software’s Recovery and Storage Management team. Customers benefit from the results of this program with integrated solutions that are focused on managing their entire storage enterprise. For additional information or to join the ACSM Consortium, please email [email protected] or visit http://www.bmc.com/partners/acsm.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, which address the urgent need for automated management of data in complex networking environments. IDO solutions facilitate automated data selection, movement and redirection that optimize high availability, storage scalability and system performance. The company has developed robust data management software solutions for corporate data centers, XSP Infrastructure providers, and storage solution providers. Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including AT&T, Boeing, Cable&Wireless, and 3M. Solution-Soft’s market presence is also bolstered by technology partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor (NASDAQ:FALC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW).

About BMC Software

One of the world’s largest independent software vendors, BMC Software delivers the most comprehensive e-business systems management software with the fastest guaranteed implementation. BMC Software is a Forbes 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2000 revenues exceeding $1.7 billion. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit BMC Software’s Web site at www.bmc.com, or call 800-841-2031 or 713-918-8800.

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SolutionSoft Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1+408.346.1415