SteelEye Technology Joins MySQL Partner Program

Companies' Cooperation Will Drive Marketing Efforts for

LifeKeeper on MySQL, MaxDB, LAMP and SAP

Nov 04, 2004, 00:00 ET from SteelEye Technology, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelEye Technology(R) Inc.,
 a leading provider of data and application availability management software
 for Linux and Windows, today announced it has become an Authorized Partner
 for MySQL(R), the world's most popular open source database.  Today,
 SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux is protecting MySQL databases in hundreds of
 installations worldwide and this product combination has developed a
 reputation for being a high-quality, highly reliable solution to run and
 protect business-critical data.  Through this agreement, SteelEye and MySQL
 have chosen to formalize this cooperation and will now work more closely
 together to bring greater knowledge and awareness of their joint solution to
 the marketplace.
     Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama was seeking a high-quality and
 reliable solution to run a variety of their operational systems including
 mail.  After considering a number of alternatives, their technical team
 determined that a combination of the MySQL database and SteelEye's LifeKeeper
 high availability clustering solution was the best option.  "By utilizing
 MySQL with LifeKeeper high-availability software, we were able to get all the
 benefits and reliability you look for on Unix systems at a significantly
 reduced price," said Larry Walls, CIO of Huntsville Hospital.  "MySQL and
 LifeKeeper are a great combination of products; we are happy to see the two
 companies forming a closer business relationship and believe it will be
 beneficial for many IT users."
     New partnership extends to MaxDB
     SteelEye and MySQL will also use this relationship to promote and enhance
 the protection of MySQL's MaxDB database with SteelEye LifeKeeper.  MaxDB,
 formerly SAPDB, is a product that MySQL recently acquired stewardship of from
 SAP.  With MaxDB, MySQL now has a key strategy to deliver database solutions
 for the SAP marketplace and to extend this product's reach into new markets.
     Through SteelEye's previously announced partnership with SAP, SteelEye has
 been delivering high availability protection for this SAP database for a
 number of years as part of its award-winning LifeKeeper for mySAP solution --
 and LifeKeeper is now the leading high availability platform to protect MaxDB
 today.  SteelEye and MySQL plan to leverage this leadership to provide
 additional marketing for this solution as well.
     A History of Success
     "We at SteelEye know how important MySQL is to the growing acceptance of
 Linux in business-critical enterprise deployments," said Jim Fitzgerald,
 founder and executive vice president of business development for SteelEye.
 "SteelEye has been successfully selling LifeKeeper to customers who are
 looking for a high availability solution for MySQL.  The time has come for us
 to strengthen our relationship and work more closely together to further our
 joint success in the market."
     Since SteelEye was founded, LifeKeeper high availability for MySQL has
 been one of the company's most popular products.  MySQL is also a central part
 of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) initiative that is
 catching marketplace attention as an Open Source web deployment platform.
 Along with this effort, SteelEye has announced its LAMP High Availability
 solution, thus furthering strategic efforts behind MySQL.
     "As MySQL's use in critical corporate applications has grown over the last
 few years, our customers have become increasingly interested in ways to
 protect their investments further through high availability management
 solutions," said Bertrand Matthelie, director of alliances for MySQL AB.
 "We are very pleased to announce this new partnership, and to work jointly
 with SteelEye to promote their well-respected LifeKeeper products for both
 MySQL and MaxDB."
     All products mentioned in this release are available today.  Contact the
 respective companies to receive more product and pricing information.
     About MySQL
     MySQL AB develops, markets and supports a family of high-performance,
 affordable database servers and tools.  The company's flagship product is
 MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than five
 million active installations.  Many of the world's largest organizations,
 including Google, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA, are
 realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power Web sites,
 business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.  MySQL AB is
 a second-generation open source company, with dual licensing that supports
 both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable,
 sustainable business.  For more information about MySQL, please go to
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye is a leading provider of data and application availability
 management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.
     The SteelEye LifeKeeper family of application-centric data replication,
 high availability clustering, and disaster recovery solutions are easy to
 deploy and operate, and enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous
 availability of business-critical applications, servers and data.
     To complement its software solutions, SteelEye also provides a full range
 of high availability consulting and professional services to assist
 organizations with the assessment, design and implementation of solutions for
 ensuring High Availability within their environments.
     SteelEye products and services are available worldwide, and may be
 purchased directly from SteelEye or through its international network of
 reseller and systems integration partners. For more information, please visit
      Press Contact
      Bob Williamson
      SteelEye Technology, Inc.
      +1 (803) 461-3863
     Trademark Notice
     SteelEye Technology, SteelEye and LifeKeeper are registered trademarks of
 SteelEye Technology, Inc.  MySQL and MaxDB are registered trademarks of MySQL
 AB in the USA and other countries.  SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG in
 Germany and several other countries around the word.  Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds.
    All other product or service names may be registered trademarks or
 trademarks, and are the property of their respective owners.
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