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CNET News.com: Red Hat to offer high-end Linux version

Jan 28, 2002, 19:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Tomáš Marek for this link. ]

"Red Hat will demonstrate its coming Advanced Server product this week at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York and plans to begin selling it mid-spring, said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of engineering at the Durham, N.C., company.

"As Linux is making inroads into the enterprise, we think the days of trying to stuff everything for everyone on one distribution are impractical at this stage," Cormier said. The new version also won't be updated as frequently as the mainstream version, which is refreshed every six months, he added.

Red Hat Advanced Server, in beta testing now, includes features designed for more powerful servers, such as faster communications, load balancing to share jobs efficiently among several servers, and "clustering," which can let one computer take over for a crashed comrade, Cormier said. The company this week will demonstrate "failover," in which one server handling file-sharing duties takes over for another."

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