xkoto Partners with Triton Consulting to Provide Continuous Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
October 13th, 2008

IBM Premier Business Partner in UK Expands Business Opportunities
with Addition of GRIDSCALE Database Virtualization Software

IDUG Europe (Booth #7) - Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2008 -- xkoto, the database virtualization company, today announced an partnership with Triton Consulting, leading DB2 and Information Management specialists, to jointly deliver continuous availability and disaster recovery solutions for critical applications running for the UK market. This partnership combines xkoto's revolutionary database virtualization technology with Triton's more than a dozen years' experience working with DB2 and other IBM Information Management products for a wide range of UK companies.

"Together we can offer mutual customers a combination of superior implementation services with database virtualization technology that will increase their competitiveness," said Julian Stuhler, Principal Consultant, Triton Consulting and IDUG President. "We are pleased to be working with xkoto as its GRIDSCALE software provides us with a critical solution to address the High Availability and Disaster Recovery needs of our clients."

GRIDSCALE database virtualization software manages multiple, identical databases to run on a cluster of systems with the same or better reliability and performance than more expensive, proprietary systems. Because GRIDSCALE is an active-active solution, all the servers in the cluster are accessible, fully utilized, and can be dispersed geographically to mitigate disaster scenarios. Applications get consistent data reliably and quickly, and by sharing the load across multiple servers, the loss of any one server does not have an impact on availability. In addition, systems continue to run to their full capability even when individual servers are taken offline for maintenance. For more information about GRIDSCALE and database virtualization, visit http://www.xkoto.com/database_virtualization.


"With a first class team of fully IBM qualified consultants, Triton is able to provide a full range of services," said David Patrick, President and CEO, xkoto. "Our partnership broadens the avenues of opportunity for xkoto in the UK market and the addition of GRIDSCALE to the Triton portfolio further strengthens its position as one of the top consultants for HA and DR solutions."


About Triton Consulting
Triton Consulting is an information management specialist that harnesses the power of your business information systems. The company's team of consultants represent some of the most highly experienced and qualified in the industry, and are able to advise on the full range of IBM Information Management solutions including DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for LUW, IBM Information Server, IBM Content Manager, DB2 Connect and most recently IBM Optim Solutions. The company was set up in 1996 and became a Premier Business Partner of IBM in 1998.


About xkoto
xkoto, the database virtualization company, is the provider of GRIDSCALE, breakthrough software that virtualizes the database to ensure maximum scalability and availability for critical applications. GRIDSCALE delivers unparalleled agility enabling businesses to stay ahead of rapidly changing requirements. GRIDSCALE is used by leading companies in financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing and retail. xkoto's partners include IBM, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun Microsystems. For more information, visit: www.xkoto.com or call +1.416.440.7001.