POLYSERVE UNVEILS MATRIX MANAGER FOR LINUX-BASED SERVER.PolyServe, Inc., Beaverton, Ore., has introduced a breakthrough in utility computing (1) Pay-per-usage processing provided by a service organization that uses its own computers and facilities. Customers access the computers via a private network or over the Internet and are charged according to how much computing time they use, such as CPU seconds, minutes or hours. for mission-critical applications with the unveiling of the PolyServe Matrix Manager for Linux-based server and storage clusters. Capacity upgrades that formerly consumed nights and weekends can now be easily performed during normal working hours. Matrix Manager allows server and storage resources to be added instantaneously to applications and applications to be moved between servers with virtually no production down time.
Matrix Manager creates a visual grid by mapping applications against server and storage resources available in the computing utility. Data center managers can then monitor multi-server and multi-application status and adjust capacity by dragging-and-dropping servers on applications. For file serving, there is no disruption in application service levels and the new capacity is immediately available. For database applications, the pause in response time is imperceptible as applications are moved between servers.
"Matrix Manager puts the power of our shared data clustering solutions at the fingertips "Fingertips" is a 1963 number-one hit single recorded live by "Little" Stevie Wonder for Motown's Tamla label. Wonder's first hit single, "Fingertips" was the first live, non-studio recording to reach number-one on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States. of systems managers," said Mike Stankey, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of PolyServe. "Matrix Server provides a bullet-proof, high-performance infrastructure that simple server virtualization (1) Running applications in separate, isolated partitions within a single server. The "virtual machine" method can run different operating systems simultaneously, whereas the "OS virtualization" method runs applications for only one operating system (see virtual machine and OS solutions cannot match. Matrix Manager now makes it easy to deliver on service-level agreements for mission-critical applications. We not only save companies money, but also give people their nights and weekends back."
Matrix Manager is available now as part of PolyServe Matrix Server 3.1 shared data clustering software. In addition to the control panel capabilities of Matrix Manager, Matrix Server 3.1 integrates a cluster file system, cluster volume manager and high-availability services to provide a platform for true utility computing. Up to 16 industry-standard servers can be combined to form high-performance file serving or database utilities with shared access to data, superior fault tolerance See fault tolerant.
(architecture) fault tolerance - 1. The ability of a system or component to continue normal operation despite the presence of hardware or software faults. This often involves some degree of redundancy.
2. and dynamic adjustments to capacity to reflect application needs.
About Matrix Server 3.1
Among enhancements to Matrix Server 3.1 are: Matrix Manager, which incorporates the new PolyServe Dynamic Re-Hosting(TM) function that allows applications to be moved between servers in less than 30 seconds with a single click of the mouse and a new performance dashboard; full 64-bit support for Intel EM64T (Extended Memory 64 Technology) The first name of Intel's 64-bit x86 CPUs. In 2006, the name of the technology was changed to "Intel 64." See Intel 64. and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. Opteron for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. Red Hat commits to supporting each version of RHEL for 7 years after its release. 4.0 and Novell SUSE SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) See SuSE Linux. 9.0; new storage resource management features; and support for asynchronous I/O.
Matrix Manager improves the usability of Matrix Server and delivers on the promise of utility computing, with Dynamic Re-Hosting(TM) enabling drag-and- drop resource allocations from server to server across a cluster. Matrix Manager enables this flexible re-hosting of applications, users and groups across servers in the cluster. Right-sizing servers based on workload requirements is easier than ever.
The new performance dashboard delivers performance-monitoring capabilities for collecting, analyzing and displaying cluster statistics. The tool's graphical interface enables system administrators to quickly view and detect performance metrics across a cluster for simplified analysis and capacity planning. Matrix Manager also includes a facility for linking into common systems management packages, such as HP OpenView.
The full 64-bit support for both Red Hat 4.0 and SUSE SLES 9.0 enables larger, higher performance databases through more addressable Reachable. When something is addressable, it can be identified and manipulated independently of its surroundings. For example, screen pixels and RAM memory are addressable. Each of the screen's picture elements can be individually turned on and off, and each of the memory's bytes can be memory and higher throughput for advanced file serving. Matrix Server supports reliable, rolling upgrades from 32-bit to 64-bit applications. Matrix Server also supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 and SUSE SLES 8.
New enforceable and advisory quotas enable finer-grained management of storage resources across the cluster. Matrix Server automates once-manual storage management processes and lets administrators optimize storage usage based on corporate guidelines, resulting in reduced storage waste.
Added support for asynchronous I/O provides standard Linux asynchronous Refers to events that are not synchronized, or coordinated, in time. The following are considered asynchronous operations. The interval between transmitting A and B is not the same as between B and C. The ability to initiate a transmission at either end. IO (AIO See all-in-one. ) calls, optimized for running databases benefiting from AIO directly on Matrix Server nodes in the cluster.
Matrix Server 3.1 comes on the heels of PolyServe's recently unveiled UnAppliance strategy and announcement of PolyServe software as the technology foundation for the HP Enterprise File Services Clustered Gateway. At the center of this strategy is the PolyServe File Serving Solution powered by Matrix Server 3.1. The solution allows customers to harness multiple cost-effective server and storage elements to replace and render obsolete self-contained network-attached storage (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) appliances.
PolyServe, Inc. is a leading provider of software for enabling utility computing on Linux and Microsoft Windows(R) in enterprise data centers. PolyServe's unique shared data clustering software virtualizes industry-standard servers and storage as a single system to set new price-performance standards for file serving and server consolidation. In addition to its headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., PolyServe has a Microsoft development center in Bellevue, Wash. It also has sales and support offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Minneapolis, New York New York, state, United States
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