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TechWeb: Microsoft Removes Clustering From Windows 2000

Sep 15, 1999, 00:24 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"The Redmond, Wash.,-based software company said Monday that it has removed the Component Load Balancing feature from the Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Datacenter Server Release Candidate 2 beta test code due Wednesday..."

"While Microsoft said it was a packaging decision, the decision likely will raise the eyebrows of corporate sites considering switching from Unix systems to Windows 2000 for 24x7 mission-critical applications, some analysts said..."

"The reality is most people who do clustering do it on a Unix machine or [IBM's] S390 for the very high-end," Eunice said. "People don't trust Microsoft to build high-availability, and this was part of their high availability pitch for Windows 2000. It hurts Microsoft's credibility in the high-end space," he said."

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