FREMONT, California – April 6, 2006 – Themis Computer announced Quorum™, its distributed computing resource management software for mission-critical applications, received the LinuxWorld Product Excellence award for the best Grid Computing Solution. The LinuxWorld awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors and were presented in twelve separate categories. Themis’ Quorum is a distributed computing resource manager software system for the automated management of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), applications and hardware resource in real-time, mission critical distributed systems.
A policy-based system, Quorum performs automated closed loop management of application Quality of Service (QoS) and allocation of resources for real-time systems. Quorum supports a wide variety of industry standard platforms including Sun® Solaris™, Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and LynxOS® servers, as well as various network switches and SMI-compliant Storage Area Networks.
Designed to meet the U.S. Navy’s requirements for its next generation open combat systems, Quorum is a Utility Grid Virtualization network solution that is ideally suited to bring the benefits of utility grid computing to both the commercial and military markets. These benefits are high availability, QoS, dynamic reconfiguration capability, ability to deploy low cost computers, fewer IT people to operate and maintain networks, as well as easy installation and operation. Quorum takes automatic action to correct problems based on administrative policies that may themselves be dynamic.
“We developed our Quorum resource manager for the next generation open architecture combat systems, but realized that it’s ability to allocate resources in real time was especially relevant to the dynamic loads modern data centers experience, said Mr. William E. Kehret, President of Themis Computer. “Quorum goes beyond virtualization, by addressing resource utilization, with real-time polices, getting to the root of cost effective enterprise computing, added Mr. Kehret.
With Quorum, users can implement a single solution that runs in a heterogamous environment, offering a single interface for high availability across operating systems and providing cost effective availability for all mission-critical applications. Because Quorum delivers policy based QoS, an enterprise will be able to set SLAs and be assured that they will be globally administered, taking corrective actions or deploying additional computer resources to assure the Service Level Agreement.
An automated, policy-based system for the closed-loop management of real time systems, Quorum supports a Manager-of-Managers architecture that allows a distributed system to be hierarchically associated with a higher-level manager. In this way, a distributed system can be viewed as a single entity and can be integrated as a Quorum managed asset within a larger hierarchical system.
Quorum is a standards-based system built on top of the “Common Information Model / Web Based Enterprise Management” (CIM/WBEM), a DMTF standard. CIM/WBEM provides object-oriented schemas for a wide variety of devices and uses XML to encode CIM objects and transport them via standard http(s) protocols. Quorum is also fully compatible with SNMP devices and is extensible to new devices via either SNMP or CIM/WBEM
About Themis Computer
Themis Computer is a leading developer and supplier of high performance VME and Compact PCI single-board computers, as well as systems for mission-critical telecommunications, military/aerospace, and industrial embedded applications. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the Solaris, Linux, and Windows operating systems. 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 www.themis.com or email: [email protected].
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