ARKEIA announces Certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

April 29, 2003

Arkeia, an international leader in enterprise backup software, announced today it has certified the new SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IT infrastructures operating 32-bit or 64-bit x86 systems, as well as Power PC-based environments.

Carlsbad, Calif.

Arkeia's new version 5.1 offers administrators an enhanced option for moving to the latest SUSE operating systems for complex networks.

With its hot backup plug-ins, Arkeia is the optimal backup solution for database servers structured with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and database applications such as Oracle, Lotus or MySQL. Additionally, Arkeia offers quick bare metal disaster recovery in the event of hardware failure or catastrophic events for a fast and automatic server rebuild.

"We're fully committed to maintaining our ongoing compatibility with the widely used SUSE enterprise server packages, now powered by UnitedLinux," said Phil Roussel, Arkeia CEO. "The efficiency and proven reliability of SUSE products works hand-in-hand with Arkeia's Internationally recognized business backup solution.

"Historically, Arkeia has supported SUSE solutions for years", said Juergen Geck, VP Technology Partners at SuSE. "We are pleased that Arkeia with its v5 keeps offering state-of-the-art professional backup answers for our hundreds of common enterprise customers and future users."

Arkeia was the first professional network backup solution introduced in the Linux market and now offers the widest coverage in terms of architecture, including IA32 and IA64 architectures, PowerPC, SPARC or appliances such as Sun Cobalt servers. Arkeia can also backup a broad range of other OS, including Windows, Unix, Mac OS X, NetWare and BSDs.

About Arkeia Corporation

Formerly Knox Software, Arkeia Corporation is noted for its early and comprehensive support for the Linux open source operating system. Arkeia is a leading provider of enterprise network backup solutions. Founded in 1996, the company's mission is to provide fast, reliable, easy-to-use and affordable network backup solutions for heterogeneous networks.

The distributed Client/Server architecture, administrative capabilities, and multiflow / multiplexing technologies enable Arkeia to provide enterprise-class solutions at an affordable price. Arkeia supports hundreds of tape libraries, tape drives and over 30 Operating Systems/hardware combinations.

The Arkeia product range, Arkeia Light, Arkeia MicroLan, MiniLan, EnterpriseLan and Arkeia Virtual Server, has attracted more than 90,000 users worldwide who rely on Arkeia for their data protection needs. Arkeia Corporation is privately owned and has offices in Carlsbad, California and Paris, France. For further information about Arkeia Corp., please visit the web site at

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