XOsoft Adds Support for AIX
The Company's application availability software platform is first to support IBM's Unix variant.Data synchronization and replication software vendor XOsoft has leapfrogged some of its closest competitors by announcing support for its first Unix variant. The Burlington, Mass.-based company, which originally introduced its WANSync Server in 2002 for Windows and added support for Solaris in 2003, now offers support for IBM AIX. The application availability software platform allows users to replicate file servers from one system to another across platforms, according to XOsoft CEO Leonid Shtilman. At the same time, it helps systems administrators protect the integrity and availability of corporate information repositories across multiple servers without downtime, he said. If a server fails, a WANSync Server replica takes it place, providing a faster path to recovery, Shtilman explained.
AIX is an excellent market for XOsoft to enter, said Steve Duplessie, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, of Milford, Mass. "The IBM market is a great one for replication and availability, because those customers really care about that stuff," he said. "And AIX shops are very high-end Unix players and tend to be Big Blue shops, so by default, they are the big users."