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The Register: Compaq cavalry rescues Linux clusters

Nov 15, 2001, 10:31 (3 Talkback[s])
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"High Availability clustering can extend Linux from its current role in network plumbling and edge tasks, such as web serving, into the heart of the business running database and TP jobs.

Compaq's intervention is timely. At the Cluster File Systems Birds-of-a-Feather session at LinuxWorld in August, Peter Braam described how significant the Compaq SSI could prove:

"The various Linux HA Projects have fragmented really badly," he said. "It's almost all proprietary, and here with one blow is a pretty comprehensive applications platform: Oracle can failover from node to node."

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