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LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Announces Release of Cluster Technology Source Code

Jun 26, 2000, 13:27 (0 Talkback[s])

"Mission Critical Linux, Inc., the cutting-edge Linux products and services company, announced today that it has released the source code for its innovative, high-availability Kimberlite cluster technology to the Open Source community under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Using off-the-shelf commodity hardware running any Linux distribution, Kimberlite delivers exceptional high availability in enterprise computing environments while guaranteeing data integrity --even in the face of multiple hardware and software failures. This technology is being demonstrated in the DVD-RAM Pavilion at this week's PC Expo in New York. The demonstration incorporates a high-availability Kimberlite cluster serving a multi-terabyte DVD storage subsystem."

"Today's announcement reflects the strong commitment Mission Critical Linux has made to support the Open Source community in its efforts to advance the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. "The Linux market has a deep need for a well designed open source high-availability CPU and storage failover package for enterprise systems," said Brian Biles, VP of Business Development for VA Linux Systems, NASDAQ: LNUX. "We are delighted to join Mission Critical Linux in support of the release of their code under GPL license as a great step toward building this software with an Open Source community."

"Mission Critical Linux's release of its high-availability, fail-over cluster technology is significant, not only because it helps solve important problems, but also because it is available as Open Source software under GPL," said Bill Claybrook, Research Director for the Aberdeen Group. Kimberlite is available for download from the Company web site (www.missioncriticallinux.com); detailed technical information about Kimberlite, as well as the mail archives used by the community for collaboration, are also posted."

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