Compaq Advances UNIX Clustering on ProLiant Servers With New NonStop Clusters for UnixWare 7 from SCO.HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 1999--
New Cluster Software Enhances Industry's Most Powerful UNIX UNIX
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CPQ Companion Parrot Quarterly ) announced today an exciting new dimension to its high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. strategy by offering support for NonStop HP's brand name for its fault-tolerant servers, which range in size from four CPUs to 4,000 CPUs. The NonStop line was created by Tandem Computers, which was acquired by Compaq, which later became part of HP. (R) Clusters for UnixWare(R) 7 running on industry- standard Compaq ProLiant servers. "Today's announcement clearly demonstrates that together Compaq and SCO (The SCO Group, Lindon, UT, www.sco.com) A leading vendor of Unix operating systems for the x86 platform. SCO had also offered Linux, but abandoned the line in the spring of 2003. The SCO Group is the combination of two companies: Utah-based Caldera, Inc. continue to deliver high-value, business-critical technology to our joint customers in the industry-standard market," said Mary McDowell, Vice President and General Manager, Compaq Industry Standard Server Division.
Manageability is also a critical customer need, and UnixWare 7 NonStop(R) Clusters remains the industry's only UNIX system Noun 1. UNIX system - trademark for a powerful operating system
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Compaq has had a successful track record supplying the Compaq NonStop(R) Integrity XC system, a fully integrated and fully tested clustered solution with SCO UnixWare A server operating system for the Intel platform from SCO. It is based on Unix System V Release 4.2MP and includes SMP support for two processors with optional support for up to 32. As of UnixWare 2.1, it includes NetWare 4.1 file, print and directory services. 2.1. The Integrity XC system is sold directly to customers worldwide, many of them in the demanding communications industry communications industry, broadly defined, the business of conveying information. Although communication by means of symbols and gestures dates to the beginning of human history, the term generally refers to mass communications. . With today's announcement, the Integrity XC system is now available with UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 NonStop(R) Clusters software. Additional information on the new Integrity XC system is available in a companion press release (see August 17, 1999 release entitled "Compaq Unveils New Software That Strengthens NonStop(R) Integrity XC Leadership in Unix System Clustering") and at http://www.tandem.com/iBase.asp?PAGE=iNSC.
Leveraging the success of the ProLiant server-based Integrity XC line, Compaq is now certifying selected configurations for availability in Q4 of SCO's UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 NonStop(R) Clusters specifically for the high-volume channel-ready market. For joint customers, Compaq is developing deployment tools such as configuration guides, cluster kits, and service and support Carepaqs. These will make it even easier to assemble ProLiant-based clusters. ProLiant Clusters with SCO UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 and NonStop(R) Clusters software feature support for cross mirrored nodes, new servers and storage, Compaq Insight Manager, and Remote Insight Board for remote management, greatly enhancing its enterprise-class capabilities.
Additionally, Compaq will be providing support with ActiveAnswers(tm), which is a subscription-based extranet that enables Compaq resellers, VARs, solutions integrators, consultants, ISPs, Web developers, and self-integrating companies to dramatically accelerate the successful implementation of SCO UnixWare 7 and Compaq NonStop(R) Clusters.
"SCO and Compaq have a long history of bringing enterprise-class availability and scalability to a volume market," said John Bondi, Vice President of Server Product Marketing at SCO. "With today's announcement, Compaq ProLiant servers running SCO's UnixWare 7 NonStop(R) Clusters provide all of the features and benefits of Compaq's Integrity XC range, but via the volume distribution channel. Resellers can now deliver all of these benefit to their customers at a new level of price/performance."
"UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 NonStop(R) Clusters is just another example of how customers benefit from the close collaboration of our two companies," said Mike Clark, Vice President, High Availability, Industry Standard Server Division at Compaq. "Compaq is excited to see the tremendous advantages of UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 NonStop(R) Clusters offered into the high volume market."
Additional information on Compaq ProLiant Clusters for UnixWare 7 Release 7.1 NonStop(R) Clusters will be available at http://www.compaq.com/solutions/enterprise/highavailability.html.
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