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Versant Introduces Vitness for Advanced Database Monitoring

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Versant (Nasdaq: VSNT) today announced public availability of "Vitness", a SOA-ready add-on module for the monitoring of its flagship product, Versant Object Database. The ability to observe production systems is a cornerstone to the proper establishment of an adequate System & Network Management policy. Using Versant Vitness to observe deployed Versant Object Database environments provides Versant's customers with a fundamental tool for database administration operations and decisions.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Versant (Nasdaq: VSNT) today announced public availability of "Vitness", a SOA-ready add-on module for the monitoring of its flagship product, Versant Object Database. The ability to observe production systems is a cornerstone to the proper establishment of an adequate System & Network Management policy. Using Versant Vitness to observe deployed Versant Object Database environments provides Versant's customers with a fundamental tool for database administration operations and decisions.

Vitness features proactive database monitoring, which may prevent faults that are unexpectedly generated by a system before impacting availability, as well as supporting system management decisions. The new add-on module delivers real-time views of performance data and analytical monitoring information without having to write scripts, and reduces the need for a large team of skilled staff to trace availability, performance or faults. The Vitness add-on module for the Versant Object Database provides analytical monitoring information at the push of a button so that administrators can solve potential issues before they arise.

Due to a SNMP-based agent, Vitness opens up a myriad of possibilities for SOA (Service-oriented architecture) application designs. The Vitness remote agent resides on the Versant server system, and the Eclipse-based RCP client is packaged with an extensive set of real-time graphical views of database activities and detailed performance metrics. As a result, data from multiple Versant Object Database systems may be viewed simultaneously by a client. In addition, Vitness has an extensive alert and alarm facility that provides a large set of finely adjustable notification capabilities.

"High availability requirements including 24/7 and 99.999% have become more common," says Andreas Renner, Vice President R&D at Versant. "In such environments where the Versant Object Database typically serves as the backbone of the deployed applications, enhanced database management with Vitness leads to a greater confidence level from administrators with managed systems. Versant Vitness delivers analytical monitoring information in real-time, and administrators can proactively take action on potential faults prior to an issue impacting availability of a production system."

Availability

The Vitness add-on module is licensed separately on a per server basis. Vitness is only available with recently released Version 7.0.1.3 of the Versant Object Database. For detailed information regarding pricing, please contact a Versant sales representative.

About Versant

Versant Corporation (Nasdaq: VSNT) is an industry leader in specialized data management software, which helps companies to handle complex information in environments that have high performance and high availability requirements. Using the Versant Object Database, customers cut hardware costs, speed and simplify development, significantly reduce administration costs, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solution is deployed in a wide array of industries including telecommunications, financial services, technology, transportation, manufacturing and defense. With over 50,000 installations, Versant has been a highly reliable partner for over 15 years for Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Sagem, U.S. Government and Financial Times. For more information, call +1 650-232-2400 or visit www.versant.com.

Versant is either a registered trademark or trademark of Versant Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products are a registered trademark or trademark of their respective company in the United States and/or other countries.

SOURCE Versant Corporation

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