lmb at suse.de
Tue Feb 6 05:56:26 MST 2001
Jos Visser <josv at osp.nl> said:
> The customers we encounter use cluster technology to make their central
> information services highly available. These include:
> - Databases (Oracle, Informix, Sybase)
> - SAP
We are currently working on integrating SAP DB, Oracle and the SAP R/3 app
servers with FailSafe. We'll have a 4 node cluster demo at CeBit.
> In the field, we hardly encounter the web applications that seems to be
> the focus of most people in the Linux HA space.
We do see deployments for HA mailservers and rather big webfarms, though I
can't give you the names.
> I strongly think that for Linux to grow up as a clustering solution, it
> must be able to support these business type apps as well, in addition to
> web servers and other web related apps.
We do see a lot of customer demand in exactly the areas you mention.
However, this not only requires FailSafe, heartbeat or Kimberlite, but also
the Linux kernel itself has to evolve and become more robust. (See shared
Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb at suse.de>
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated. -- J. Yahl
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