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SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Clustering Linux for high availability arrives, but barely

Nov 21, 2000, 14:58 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)

"About a dozen projects are now underway to produce high-availability versions of Linux, from classic open-source community efforts to proprietary ports of existing applications on other operating systems. For now the best advice is to carefully separate what actually exists from what is promised and to examine the details of each offering carefully in light of your specific needs."

"High availability is one of the biggest of the big-league features a system can have. One of the first companies off the mark with a high-availability Linux is Mission Critical Linux, a startup built around a core of former DEC engineers experienced in building high-availability systems such as VMS and Tru64 Unix."

"The company has developed a 'productized' version of the Kimberlite system it developed and released as open source. Other projects, such as Lifekeeper from Steeleye Technology Inc., Mountain View, Calif., and FailSafe from Silicon Graphics Inc., Mountain View, and SuSE GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany, are ports from other operating systems."

Complete Story [ Story dated 31 October, but info. is still timely - LT ed. ]

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