Stalker Earns SunTone Certification

By Wayne Kawamoto (Send Email)
Posted Aug 16, 2002


Stalker Software, a messaging software provider, announced that its messaging solution, CommuniGate Pro v3.5, has achieved SunTone(SM) Certification for Applications. According to the company, the rigorous testing confirms that CommuniGate Pro v3.5 meets high levels of reliability and scalability for the Sun Solaris operating environment.

The company says that SunTone certification of CommuniGate Pro v3.5 highlights the application's efficient code and Dynamic Clustering technology. The recent explosion of corporate email has generated a proliferation of servers, which strain IT resources and create a need for server consolidation. CommuniGate Pro's efficient code may enable servers to handle more traffic faster and support more accounts with fewer servers. Testing of the CommuniGate Pro v3.5 Messaging Application confirms that it meets high levels of reliability and scalability for the Sun Solaris operating environment.

"Service provider and enterprise customers alike demand that their messaging platform is highly reliable and provides maximum uptime because email is now considered mission critical," said Jacinta Tobin, Stalker Software's vice president of Business Development. "We are pleased to achieve SunTone certification as further independent validation of CommuniGate Pro v3.5's quality and reliability, particularly as many of our large scale clients use the Solaris platform."

According to the company, dynamic clustering allows service providers to host millions of accounts while achieving fast performance and meeting 99.999% uptime requirements. Through Dynamic Clustering, front-end and back-end servers access the domain and account data on a shared file system, providing full load balancing and redundancy. The result is virtually unlimited scalability as front and back-end servers can be added easily without interrupting service. As long as one front-end and back-end server is operational all users should have access to their email.

The SunTone Program, led by Sun Microsystems, is a collaborative industry effort to define best practices and audit solution provider infrastructure, operational practices, hardware, software and overall service delivery. SunTone certification provides a quality "seal of approval," confirming that software applications meet stringent scalability, availability, reliability and performance standards required for SunTone certification.

Supporting more than 25 operating systems, CommuniGate Pro is designed to provide advanced, robust unified messaging solution, optimized to provide email, collaboration, wireless and voice messaging on a single message store. Also, CommuniGate Pro should provide integrated messaging delivery of many types of content on a centralized platform, efficiently and reliably, as a result of its open standard-based architecture.

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