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ISP-Planet: eServer.group for Apache Web Servers

By Wayne Kawamoto, ISP-Planet

Allows dynamic deployment of web servers, reducing amount of
redundant equipment.

Technauts announced that
it has expanded the capabilities of its eServer.group to include
failover/redundancy at the application level for Apache Web
servers. According to the company, this new technology eliminates
the potential failure of individual Web sites by enabling a site to
fail over to another server if application or hardware problems are
detected.

The company says that Apache with failover/redundancy capability
provides increased efficiency, cost-effectiveness and ease of use.
Major benefits being touted by Technauts include:

  • Support for dynamic backup for a group of web servers vs.
    competitive environments in which each device requires its own
    backup server.
  • Backup servers may be dedicated redundant devices or may be
    used for other purposes such as NAS or Web servers.
  • Eliminating redundant hardware. For example, in an ISP setting,
    shared Web servers can act as backups for other shared, as well as
    dedicated, servers, which may reduce hardware expenses and maximize
    network utilization.
  • Monitoring of status and performance for both Apache
    application and Web server.

‘”We are continuing our commitment to provide a service-enabling
framework that allows ISPs and ASPs to deploy fault-tolerant
solutions that enhance their customers’ Web experience,” said Larry
Deaton, Technauts president and CEO. “eServer.group gives service
providers an additional source of recurring monthly revenue while
ensuring their customers peace of mind.”

“Technauts is addressing customer demand by combining the
functionality and flexibility of its eServer.group technology with
Apache’s strength in the marketplace,” said Eric Klein, senior
analyst with the Yankee Group. “This greatly expands the number of
companies who can take advantage of Technauts’ fault tolerant
solution.”

Availability and Pricing
The Technauts eServer solution with failover/redundancy for Apache
Web servers is available now priced at $599.