DUBLIN, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company, today announced Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 22.214.171.124 now supports the Sun Cluster 3.0 software active-passive agent, expanding the offering to include active-passive support in addition to active-active support. Customers now have the option to select the most optimal solution to meet their individual high availability needs. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO ) Powered by Sun's advanced SunPlex(TM) technology -- a clustering platform delivering continuous and rapid access to data, devices and the network -- Sybase's enterprise-class, relational database management system offers customers increased service levels and minimized risks. "In today's highly competitive business climate, e-Business environments must be available to customers, suppliers, partners and users 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said David Nelson-Gal, vice president, High-Availability products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sybase ASE 126.96.36.199's support of the Sun Cluster 3.0 software active-active and active-passive agents will give customers both business continuity and ease of management helping them to lower overall TCO." The active-active agent allows Sybase ASE deployments to achieve the highest levels of availability by enabling two Sybase ASE servers to work together to produce a "hot standby" capability. Thus, either server is able to simultaneously handle transactions while performing a fast recovery on the companion server should it go down, further reducing unplanned downtime. An active-passive agent, previously available to ASE 12.0 clients using Sun Cluster 3.0, is a value-priced solution that monitors the health of the Sybase ASE in the SunPlex environment. The agent automatically detects if the Sybase ASE server fails and re-starts the server or fails over to a backup node in the SunPlex environment. With Sybase ASE 188.8.131.52, customers are able to choose the agent option that best suits their IT architecture and business needs. Key benefits of the SunPlex environment for Sybase solutions include: -- Higher service levels, with client-transparent recovery from hardware/software component failures, meaning clients never have to reconnect -- Simplified management of the entire infrastructure, thus reducing deployment and ongoing costs -- Joint Sun and Sybase support for customers via the Sun Vendor Integration Program (SunVIP) Sybase partners with industry-leading solution providers to bring innovative technologies to market to help customers derive economic value from their data. Committed to the philosophy that partnerships should be mutually beneficial, Sybase's Business Solutions Alliance Program connects partners to the resources they need to profit from the relationship, including quality products, tools, training and access to marketing, business and technical support. To learn more about partnering with Sybase, please go to http://www.sybase.com/partner. About Sybase, Inc. Sybase pioneers software that integrates platforms, databases and applications. Sybase solutions create Information Liquidity -- transforming data into economic value. With Sybase, companies can attain maximum value from their data assets by getting the right information to the right people at the right time. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com. NOTE: Sybase and Adaptive Server Enterprise are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Cluster, SunPlex and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase's future growth, prospects and new product releases are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions relating to Sybase and its management may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase's current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technology changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on Sybase's Web site).
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