Clustra Demos Linux Cluster Database Muscle at LinuxWorld Expo

Clustra DataCenter Lets Low-Cost Linux Clusters

Rival Enterprise-Class SMP Servers



Aug 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Clustra Systems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LINUXWORLD -- Linux received a huge
 boost in the enterprise market today as Clustra Systems, Inc., the leading
 provider of always-on technology for the 24x7 world, demonstrated its new
 Clustra DataCenter database appliance and the new 4.1 release of the Clustra
 Database(TM) at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.  The Clustra DataCenter
 makes it easy to assemble a cluster of off-the-shelf Linux servers into a
 powerful, high-end database that rivals the performance of enterprise-class
 SMP servers at fraction of the cost while achieving continuous availability
 exceeding 99.999 percent uptime.
     At LinuxWorld, Clustra will be publicly demonstrating the Clustra
 DataCenter for the first time, running on an ultra-high-density cluster from
 RLX Technologies, as well as the Clustra Database running on a heterogeneous
 cluster of computers from several manufacturers.  Clustra offers the only
 Linux cluster database that delivers continuous availability, scales to
 hundreds of gigabytes, and runs on any Linux hardware -- including the new,
 ultra-high-density RLX ServerBlades(TM) and mixed clusters of commodity
 hardware -- without the need for complex, expensive SMP configurations.
     "Clustra introduced the first Linux cluster database more than three years
 ago, and today we're previewing the Clustra DataCenter, the only
 self-managing, continuously available cluster database for Linux," said Dan
 Leighton, vice president of product marketing for Clustra Systems.  "The
 DataCenter virtually installs itself, and is exciting for Linux users because
 now they can easily run non-stop, industrial-strength database applications on
 low-cost hardware."
     The Clustra DataCenter is so easy to deploy that it can be installed and
 maintained by anyone.  It is the first industrial-strength, zero-downtime
 cluster database appliance that runs on low-cost, off-the-shelf hardware.
 Release 4.1 of the Clustra Database includes a number of new features to
 further enhance operations and performance, and to make the database more
 flexible and easy to use.
     According to IDC, Linux's market is expected to reach 38 percent by 2004
 and is the fastest growing operating system in the market.
     Expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees, LinuxWorld Conference
 & Expo, being held at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, is the
 #1 event focused on Linux and Open Source solutions and is the world's largest
 marketplace for Linux products and services.
 
     About Clustra Systems
     Clustra Systems delivers proven always-on technology.  Clustra began with
 a vision of a practical, cost effective database to address the stringent
 service level requirements of emerging 24x7 online applications, along with a
 firm belief that downtime is a design flaw.  Based on years of advanced
 research, the Clustra Database was initially deployed to support Advanced
 Intelligent Network service for telecommunications carriers.  Today, Clustra
 is delivering the Clustra DataCenter, the next-generation platform for
 always-on applications, and the Clustra Database is used worldwide for a
 variety of mission-critical applications.  Clustra is backed by a world-class
 investment team, led by VantagePoint Venture Partners and including Sun
 Microsystems, Clarity Capital, Mustang Ventures, Telesystem -- Argo Global
 Capital, and private investors.  For additional information on Clustra
 Systems, call (510) 267-2200, or visit the company's Web site at
 www.clustra.com .
 
     Clustra Database is a trademark of Clustra Systems, Inc.  All other
 products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LINUXWORLD -- Linux received a huge
 boost in the enterprise market today as Clustra Systems, Inc., the leading
 provider of always-on technology for the 24x7 world, demonstrated its new
 Clustra DataCenter database appliance and the new 4.1 release of the Clustra
 Database(TM) at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.  The Clustra DataCenter
 makes it easy to assemble a cluster of off-the-shelf Linux servers into a
 powerful, high-end database that rivals the performance of enterprise-class
 SMP servers at fraction of the cost while achieving continuous availability
 exceeding 99.999 percent uptime.
     At LinuxWorld, Clustra will be publicly demonstrating the Clustra
 DataCenter for the first time, running on an ultra-high-density cluster from
 RLX Technologies, as well as the Clustra Database running on a heterogeneous
 cluster of computers from several manufacturers.  Clustra offers the only
 Linux cluster database that delivers continuous availability, scales to
 hundreds of gigabytes, and runs on any Linux hardware -- including the new,
 ultra-high-density RLX ServerBlades(TM) and mixed clusters of commodity
 hardware -- without the need for complex, expensive SMP configurations.
     "Clustra introduced the first Linux cluster database more than three years
 ago, and today we're previewing the Clustra DataCenter, the only
 self-managing, continuously available cluster database for Linux," said Dan
 Leighton, vice president of product marketing for Clustra Systems.  "The
 DataCenter virtually installs itself, and is exciting for Linux users because
 now they can easily run non-stop, industrial-strength database applications on
 low-cost hardware."
     The Clustra DataCenter is so easy to deploy that it can be installed and
 maintained by anyone.  It is the first industrial-strength, zero-downtime
 cluster database appliance that runs on low-cost, off-the-shelf hardware.
 Release 4.1 of the Clustra Database includes a number of new features to
 further enhance operations and performance, and to make the database more
 flexible and easy to use.
     According to IDC, Linux's market is expected to reach 38 percent by 2004
 and is the fastest growing operating system in the market.
     Expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees, LinuxWorld Conference
 & Expo, being held at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, is the
 #1 event focused on Linux and Open Source solutions and is the world's largest
 marketplace for Linux products and services.
 
     About Clustra Systems
     Clustra Systems delivers proven always-on technology.  Clustra began with
 a vision of a practical, cost effective database to address the stringent
 service level requirements of emerging 24x7 online applications, along with a
 firm belief that downtime is a design flaw.  Based on years of advanced
 research, the Clustra Database was initially deployed to support Advanced
 Intelligent Network service for telecommunications carriers.  Today, Clustra
 is delivering the Clustra DataCenter, the next-generation platform for
 always-on applications, and the Clustra Database is used worldwide for a
 variety of mission-critical applications.  Clustra is backed by a world-class
 investment team, led by VantagePoint Venture Partners and including Sun
 Microsystems, Clarity Capital, Mustang Ventures, Telesystem -- Argo Global
 Capital, and private investors.  For additional information on Clustra
 Systems, call (510) 267-2200, or visit the company's Web site at
 www.clustra.com .
 
     Clustra Database is a trademark of Clustra Systems, Inc.  All other
 products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X38647588
 
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