PBS Software GmbH Announces PBS ContentLink is EMC® Centera™ Proven

PBS ContentLink Undergoes Extensive Testing with EMC Centera Content-Addressed Storage (CAS)

 Bensheim, Germany - 04,23 2008 - PBS Software GmbH, a leading provider of supplementary software solutions for the Information Lifecycle Management Solution from SAP in the areas of data archiving, extraction, and storage, today announced that its PBS ContentLink solution is now EMC Centera Proven. This designation assures PBS ContentLink customers the most efficient deployment possible of PBS ContentLink with EMC Centera, the world's leading content-addressed storage (CAS) system.

 For SAP customers, the joint PBS ContentLink/EMC Centera  solution provides an active archive that delivers a myriad of new capabilities for unlocking the business value from their vast quantities of unchanging or infrequently changing digital assets, all while reducing technical support costs. This is achieved because the joint solution simplifies deployment of advanced data grids, technical libraries and massive SAP archives by adding a data abstraction function and the ability to define enterprise-wide global namespaces in heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments. 

 
"Achieving EMC Centera Proven status is evidence of our commitment to our customers and validates the development of our native support for EMC Centera," said Mr Ulf Krüger, Product Manager PBS ContentLink. "The testing by a quality independent testing service such as AppLabs, gives our customers confidence that the solution will be deployed reliably, quickly and deliver fast access to archived information that can grow to be petabytes  in size."

 Jim McGonagle, EMC Director, Global Alliances, said, "PBS Software GmbH has demonstrated its product quality and commitment to a first class integration with EMC Centera by becoming an EMC Centera Proven partner. The PBS ContentLink is ideally suited to leverage EMC Centera to drive new value from enterprise content."

 Doc Parghi, Senior Vice President at AppLabs, the world's largest independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company, with customers ranging from American Airlines to SAP itself, said, "Our AppLabs team provided a real-world storage networking test experience that allowed  PBS ContentLink to be thoroughly tested with EMC Centera. Increasingly, customers agree that such advanced testing and verification ultimately saves them time and money by ensuring them that the solutions they pick can be deployed  faster, more effectively and at lower cost."

 Centera Proven testing concentrates on hardware and software setup, basic Centera capabilities, Centera replication, Centera disaster recovery and offsite backup, compliance and retention, single-instance storage, capacity reporting, and technical support. The testing was conducted at AppLabs' testing facility in Lindon, Utah.

 About PBS Software GmbH

PBS Software GmbH leading provider of supplementary software solutions for the Information Lifecycle Management Solution from SAP in the areas of data archiving, extraction, and storage For over 16 years, customers from all over the world (currently more than 1000) have benefited from PBS software solutions to index and retrieve archived SAP solution data.

 PBS Software GmbH is classified as SAP Software Partner and all major PBS solutions are certified by SAP AG. PBS is located in Bensheim, Germany (between Frankfurt and Walldorf).

AppLabs is the world's largest independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company.With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Customers include American Airlines, Royal Bank of Scotland, VISA, Novell and SAP.  AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, India and the Europe.  For more information, visit www.AppLabs.com

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