Steeleye Delivers an Enterprise-Grade High Availability Platform For Linux-Based MySQL Database Servers

Lifekeeper(R) for Linux Ensures Continuous Uptime for MySQL Database Servers

And Further Strengthens Linux's Viability as the Platform

For Business-Critical Applications



Dec 19, 2000, 00:00 ET from SteelEye Technology Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelEye(TM) Technology
 Inc., a leading provider of enterprise application reliability solutions,
 announced today an extension of its LifeKeeper(R) Next Generation Enterprise
 Reliability Platform(TM) into MySQL database environments. With the addition
 of high availability support for MySQL, SteelEye's LifeKeeper now offers a
 full range of Linux, Solaris and NT-based database reliability solutions for
 Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SQL Server and MySQL database servers, providing
 enterprises with a cost-effective solution for ensuring continuous uptime of
 business-critical databases and applications.
     Enterprise customers rely on MySQL database solutions to provide data for
 business-critical applications such as data warehouses, e-commerce
 applications, financial systems, supply-chain management, and business
 intelligence systems. To ensure maximum uptime and utmost data accessibility
 of these applications, SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux high availability
 clustering software monitors database, server, network and application health,
 maintains client connectivity, and provides continuous data access, regardless
 of where the clients reside -- on the Internet, corporate intranet, or
 extranet. With intelligent failover and multiple fault-detection mechanisms
 for detecting and recovering from hardware, component or application faults,
 SteelEye's LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL prevents any downtime in
 the event of system or application failures.
     "The combination of SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux and AbriaSoft's
 commercial strength implementation of the MySQL database promotes confidence
 in our eBusiness customers to invest and deploy database server solutions that
 reliably support their business-critical applications," said Paul Afshar, CEO
 of AbriaSoft. "We have been working closely with SteelEye to ensure seamless
 integration between our products resulting in the most cost-effective and
 reliable solutions for Linux-based enterprise database environments."
     AbriaSoft is an Open Source development solutions provider committed to
 furthering development of the Open Source software community. AbriaSoft is the
 first company to offer a commercial distribution of the MySQL database.
     "Business-critical applications require continuous uptime. Unavailable
 business processes often result in dissatisfied customers and lost revenue
 that can amount to millions of dollars per hour," said Boris Geller, VP of
 marketing at SteelEye, "Traditionally, ensuring 24x7x365 availability for
 business-critical applications has been associated with high costs that only a
 hand full of enterprises could afford.  A combination of LifeKeeper, MySQL,
 Linux and Intel-based servers delivers maximum reliability and uptime that
 enable enterprise IT managers to keep a tight rein on their costs. The result
 is a lower total cost of ownership and a higher level of service."
     Key features of SteelEye's LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL
 include an intuitive Java-based GUI, flexible multi-node configuration
 options, packaged support for a variety of applications, databases, server and
 networking platforms in shared-data as well as shared-nothing environments. As
 a result, enterprises and eBusinesses alike can get the benefit of a higher
 return on their investment by eliminating the need for idle backup servers,
 significantly reducing staffing requirements and improving time-to-market of
 new applications deployments.
 
     Solution Availability
     The SteelEye LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL is available now on
 Red Hat and Caldera distributions of Linux. Contact SteelEye for information
 on availability on SuSE and other Linux distributions. SteelEye's solution
 includes LifeKeeper for Linux release 3, MySQL Application Recovery Kit, and
 premium 24x7 technical support for one year. Also included is a Software
 Development Kit (SDK) that allows users to build Application Recovery Kits for
 custom applications. For more information, contact SteelEye at 877-319-0108,
 Option #1 or visit www.steeleye.com.
 
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is the leading application reliability company,
 providing software solutions built to meet the needs of next generation
 enterprise reliability. SteelEye's flagship product, LifeKeeper, supports all
 major applications, data, servers and networks and has been installed in
 Linux, NT and Solaris environments at thousands of enterprise servers at
 Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, including Chase Manhattan Bank and AT&T
 Corporation. The company is privately held and has received venture financing
 from Venrock Associates, Intel Corp. and Massey Burch Capital Corp. SteelEye
 is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and is on the Web at
 www.steeleye.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Lonnie Sue Sutton of SteelEye Technology, Inc., 650-237-2412,
 or lonniesue@steeleye.com.
 
 

SOURCE SteelEye Technology Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelEye(TM) Technology
 Inc., a leading provider of enterprise application reliability solutions,
 announced today an extension of its LifeKeeper(R) Next Generation Enterprise
 Reliability Platform(TM) into MySQL database environments. With the addition
 of high availability support for MySQL, SteelEye's LifeKeeper now offers a
 full range of Linux, Solaris and NT-based database reliability solutions for
 Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SQL Server and MySQL database servers, providing
 enterprises with a cost-effective solution for ensuring continuous uptime of
 business-critical databases and applications.
     Enterprise customers rely on MySQL database solutions to provide data for
 business-critical applications such as data warehouses, e-commerce
 applications, financial systems, supply-chain management, and business
 intelligence systems. To ensure maximum uptime and utmost data accessibility
 of these applications, SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux high availability
 clustering software monitors database, server, network and application health,
 maintains client connectivity, and provides continuous data access, regardless
 of where the clients reside -- on the Internet, corporate intranet, or
 extranet. With intelligent failover and multiple fault-detection mechanisms
 for detecting and recovering from hardware, component or application faults,
 SteelEye's LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL prevents any downtime in
 the event of system or application failures.
     "The combination of SteelEye's LifeKeeper for Linux and AbriaSoft's
 commercial strength implementation of the MySQL database promotes confidence
 in our eBusiness customers to invest and deploy database server solutions that
 reliably support their business-critical applications," said Paul Afshar, CEO
 of AbriaSoft. "We have been working closely with SteelEye to ensure seamless
 integration between our products resulting in the most cost-effective and
 reliable solutions for Linux-based enterprise database environments."
     AbriaSoft is an Open Source development solutions provider committed to
 furthering development of the Open Source software community. AbriaSoft is the
 first company to offer a commercial distribution of the MySQL database.
     "Business-critical applications require continuous uptime. Unavailable
 business processes often result in dissatisfied customers and lost revenue
 that can amount to millions of dollars per hour," said Boris Geller, VP of
 marketing at SteelEye, "Traditionally, ensuring 24x7x365 availability for
 business-critical applications has been associated with high costs that only a
 hand full of enterprises could afford.  A combination of LifeKeeper, MySQL,
 Linux and Intel-based servers delivers maximum reliability and uptime that
 enable enterprise IT managers to keep a tight rein on their costs. The result
 is a lower total cost of ownership and a higher level of service."
     Key features of SteelEye's LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL
 include an intuitive Java-based GUI, flexible multi-node configuration
 options, packaged support for a variety of applications, databases, server and
 networking platforms in shared-data as well as shared-nothing environments. As
 a result, enterprises and eBusinesses alike can get the benefit of a higher
 return on their investment by eliminating the need for idle backup servers,
 significantly reducing staffing requirements and improving time-to-market of
 new applications deployments.
 
     Solution Availability
     The SteelEye LifeKeeper reliability platform for MySQL is available now on
 Red Hat and Caldera distributions of Linux. Contact SteelEye for information
 on availability on SuSE and other Linux distributions. SteelEye's solution
 includes LifeKeeper for Linux release 3, MySQL Application Recovery Kit, and
 premium 24x7 technical support for one year. Also included is a Software
 Development Kit (SDK) that allows users to build Application Recovery Kits for
 custom applications. For more information, contact SteelEye at 877-319-0108,
 Option #1 or visit www.steeleye.com.
 
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is the leading application reliability company,
 providing software solutions built to meet the needs of next generation
 enterprise reliability. SteelEye's flagship product, LifeKeeper, supports all
 major applications, data, servers and networks and has been installed in
 Linux, NT and Solaris environments at thousands of enterprise servers at
 Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, including Chase Manhattan Bank and AT&T
 Corporation. The company is privately held and has received venture financing
 from Venrock Associates, Intel Corp. and Massey Burch Capital Corp. SteelEye
 is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and is on the Web at
 www.steeleye.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Lonnie Sue Sutton of SteelEye Technology, Inc., 650-237-2412,
 or lonniesue@steeleye.com.
 
 SOURCE  SteelEye Technology Inc.