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LinuxPR: Conectiva participates in the High Availability Project

Jun 29, 2000, 15:23 (0 Talkback[s])

"Conectiva is participating in the development of Free Software projects related to High Availability, a much needed characteristic for corporations that depend on information systems for their business.

"The increase of the availability of a system aims at keeping services running, be them network, storage or processing services, even in the event of system failure. A system's availability is expressed by a number which represents the probability that this system will be up and ready for operation at a determined instant of time. It can be defined, although a bit oversimplified, by the ratio between a system's uptime and its corresponding lifetime. High Availability projects try to make this ratio the closest possible to 100% by minimizing downtime."

"Corporations must have their systems available 24 hours a day throughout the years, and HA solutions can be applied so that the amount of time lost in system outages is minimum. High Availability is generally necessary in enterprise computing environments that just can't have their services down, such as banks, hospitals, Internet servers, specialized database and file servers, among others."

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