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PRNewswire: SteelEye Acquisition of High-Availability Clustering LifeKeeper Holds Promise for Linux

Mar 13, 2000, 19:11 (0 Talkback[s])

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"SteelEye Technology, Inc., announced today that it has completed the strategic acquisition of LifeKeeper a high-quality, commercially-proven, high-availability (HA) technology originally developed by AT&T and NCR Corporation. LifeKeeper will become the centerpiece of SteelEye's strategic offering for the Linux community, providing a foundation technology that ensures the reliability and performance of Linux as a platform for the rapidly evolving demands of eBusiness and Web-based applications. The LifeKeeper acquisition establishes SteelEye as a leader in HA products that offer fault-resilience at system and application levels."

"'When we looked at failover software, the only thing out there that was robust and dependable enough was Lifekeeper,' said Lester Morgan, manager of NFL Information Services. 'Lifekeeper worked as advertised.'"

"LifeKeeper provides a rich set of features offering users more than simple server failover and load balancing. With LifeKeeper, an eBusiness enterprise can implement systems that allow for system, application and data availability. System failures are automatically recovered while LifeKeeper restores all network interfaces, data and applications, keeping downtime to a minimum and ensuring application availability. The software uses multiple fault detection mechanisms to recognize hardware component or application faults long before a total system failure can occur."

"SteelEye Technology, Inc. was founded in 1999. The company provides high-availability clustering solutions for Linux environments. SteelEye Technology's flagship product, LifeKeeper, has been installed on thousands of enterprise servers at Fortune 500 companies including Chase Manhattan Bank, AT&T Corporation and Intel Corporation."

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