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IT World: Clustering software for FreeBSD targets Web apps

May 23, 2000, 08:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Mayer)

"Amid a burst of new clustering announcements comes word of new failover safeguard software with entry-level pricing that is easy on IT's wallets. That news is welcome to the growing band of managers that must ensure 24 x 7 operation of their web sites."

"Notable among announcements is word that Berkeley, California-based PolyServe has forged an agreement with FreeBSD, Inc. to ship its UnderStudy distributed server clustering software with all new versions of FreeBSD 4.0, the open-sourced, BSD UNIX operating system for PC-compatible computers."

"The two firms will ship an evaluation copy of the software with every copy of FreeBSD. "We've found the best way for people to understand our product is to actually try it," says company President Vince Schiavo. PolyServe already offers versions of its software for most popular versions of Linux, as well as Windows NT and Solaris."

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