LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux's High-Availability Convolo Cluster Solution is Ready to Ship
Aug 07, 2000, 13:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Mission Critical Linux, Inc., the cutting-edge Linux
products and services company, has announced the immediate
availability of its innovative Convolo Cluster solution. The
Convolo Cluster is the first Linux-specific cluster solution for
enterprise computing to offer high availability for both static and
dynamic data application environments - even in the face of
multiple hardware and software failures. Convolo Clusters provide
out-of-the-box high availability for databases such as Oracle and
MySQL and leading Linux applications such as Apache."
"Built on Open Source Kimberlite cluster technology pioneered by
Mission Critical Linux, the Convolo Cluster adds full product
qualification on leading commodity hardware platforms and Linux
distributions, as well as comprehensive product warranty and
support services. Designed specifically for Linux, Convolo Clusters
are ideal for businesses seeking a cost-effective platform that
delivers high availability for mission-critical applications. By
supporting shared-disk configurations and sophisticated application
failover capability, the solution provides continuous availability
during planned system downtime, network outages, and hardware and
software failures. In addition, Convolo Clusters also safeguard
users' computing environments against system hangs, a common point
of failure not addressed by any other commercial cluster offering
in the Linux marketplace."
"Convolo Clusters elegantly complement existing Linux clustering
technologies such as Beowulf Linux clusters (for high-performance
technical computing environments) and Linux Virtual Server clusters
(for web farms serving static data) by bringing high availability
to environments running off-the-shelf commercial applications that
access dynamic data from databases and e-commerce applications.
Previously relegated to expensive proprietary operating systems and
clustering products, back-end database infrastructures can now be
deployed on the Linux platform using Convolo Cluster software.
Large e-commerce configurations can use a Convolo Cluster in the
back end and an LVS-based cluster in the front end - resulting in
high-availability across all tiers of the configuration. Convolo
Clusters are also ideal for SME (small and medium-sized
enterprise), single-tier Web servers that require 24x7 availability
for dynamic data e-commerce solutions."