SteelEye's LifeKeeper 4.0 Delivers 32-Node HA Clustering for Itanium Servers, 2.4 Linux Kernel, and NAS Storage

Enterprise Clustering Is Made Easy With Unique Cluster-Wide Management

Templates, Support for IBM's DB2 UDB, Plug-and-Play Integration With Oracle,

Applications, Mail and Web Servers



Aug 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from SteelEye Technology Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelEye(TM) Technology
 Inc., a leading provider of cost-effective high availability clustering
 software for Linux, Windows and Solaris environments, today announced general
 availability of the latest release of its LifeKeeper(R) for Linux 4.0 product.
 The new release continues to raise the bar on enterprise Linux clustering with
 its extreme ease of use features, management templates as well as
 plug-and-play integration that is consistent across Intel-based servers
 running a variety of Linux distributions as well as Windows and Solaris
 operating platforms. The new features include:
 
     -- Scalability to 32-node clusters, with support for Intel-based IA-32 and
        IA-64 servers;
     -- Compatibility with most Linux distributions based on 2.2 or 2.4
        kernels, including Red Hat 7.1, Caldera eServer 2.3.1, SuSE 7.2 and
        Miracle Linux;
     -- Flexibility of cluster-wide storage, with support for Network Attached
        Storage (NAS), Fibre-based Storage Area Networks (SAN) as well as
        replicated data, shared SCSI or NFS servers;
     -- Manageability through intuitive cluster-wide management templates and
        action wizards that substantially reduce IT management and operations
        costs;
     -- Integration with IBM's DB2 Universal Database WE, EE and EEE as well as
        Oracle and other enterprise databases, applications, mail and web
        servers.
 
     "What impressed me about LifeKeeper was the ease of installation," says
 Scott Parmley, Web Developer/Designer for Petroleum Place, "as both a systems
 administrator and developer, I didn't have to dedicate my entire time to this
 project. The solution was up and running in no time. After the installation,
 LifeKeeper detected and recovered problems that we didn't even know had
 happened. It is truly an intelligent solution."
     "SteelEye and IBM are seeing the same trend which is that more and more
 customers are using Linux for business-critical applications," said
 Scott Handy, Director, Linux Solutions Marketing, IBM Software. "Combining
 SteelEye's easy-to-use Linux application recovery kit for IBM's DB2 Universal
 Database, the most scalable database on Linux, makes a lot of sense. It gives
 these business customers the highly available solution their mission-critical
 applications need without the complexities of knowing the ins-and-outs of
 state-of-the-art cluster configuration."
     LifeKeeper's IBM DB2 Application Recovery Kit (ARK) uniquely extends
 intelligent failover and multiple fault-detection mechanisms to DB2 Universal
 Database environments running WE, EE or EEE database configurations. These
 integrated features prevent system or application-level failures as well as
 leverage LifeKeeper's latest support for Linux raw I/O to provide maximum
 uptime in high-performance database environments.
     "SteelEye's latest LifeKeeper delivers the uptime protection required by
 enterprises to achieve maximum service levels for their business-critical
 applications," said Boris Geller, Vice President of Marketing at SteelEye.
 "LifeKeeper provides unprecedented ease of use, reduces IT operations and
 management costs, and supports a wide range of applications, servers and
 storage configurations. These features, combined with our ability to globally
 deliver reliable and affordable solutions, are extremely important to our
 customers, especially in current economic conditions."
     LifeKeeper's new support for Network Attached Storage (NAS) as well as
 support for Fibre Channel-based Storage Area Networks (SAN) further expand
 cluster-wide storage options by going beyond direct-attached shared SCSI or
 replicated storage. LifeKeeper's NAS support easily provides protection of
 data that resides on remote NAS storage servers and further increases the
 reliability of business-critical data access.
     An easy and affordable high availability clustering solution that ensures
 continuous uptime of critical business applications, servers, and data,
 LifeKeeper offers unprecedented flexibility through its scalability,
 plug-and-play integration and intuitive Java GUI.  LifeKeeper supports 32-node
 cluster configurations, including cascading failover and recovery across
 multiple servers, enabling IT to automatically spread application workloads
 across multiple back-up servers in the event of a failure.  LifeKeeper's
 Software Development Kit (SDK) allows third parties to build their own
 recovery kits for custom applications that easily integrate with the
 management GUI.
     These features make LifeKeeper ideal for retail, financial services,
 telecommunications, manufacturing, and other IT environments seeking easy and
 affordable high availability clustering solutions.
 
     LifeKeeper at LinuxWorld
     SteelEye is showcasing its LifeKeeper high availability clustering
 products at LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week in the following partner
 booths:  Compaq (Booth #761), IBM (Booth #1047), SendMail (Booth #1144), and
 OmniCluster (Booth #154).
 
     Pricing and Availability
     LifeKeeper for Linux 4.0 will become generally available in
 September 2001. LifeKeeper and packaged ARK's can be downloaded for a free
 30-day trial at www.steeleye.com. Pricing starts at $1,500 per node and varies
 based on configurations and options selected.  For more information on
 supported applications and platforms, contact SteelEye toll free at
 1-877-319-0108, or +1-650-318-0108 outside the U.S.
 
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of low cost high
 availability clustering software that is easy to deploy and operate. The
 company's LifeKeeper(R) software enables enterprises of all sizes to ensure
 continuous uptime of business-critical applications, servers and data.
 LifeKeeper products offer enterprise-grade reliability while simplifying
 implementation through plug-and-play support for the widest range of
 applications, servers, storage options and operating systems, including Linux,
 Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Solaris environments. Global 1000 companies rely
 on LifeKeeper to keep thousands of servers up and running, including Chase
 Manhattan Bank and AT&T Corporation. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.,
 SteelEye is privately held and has received venture financing from Compaq
 Computer Corporation; CrossBridge Partners; Dali, Hook Partners; Hitachi,
 Ltd.; Intel 64 Fund; Massey Burch Capital Corp. and Venrock Associates. For
 more information, please visit www.steeleye.com.
 
     NOTE:  SteelEye is a trademark and LifeKeeper is a registered trademark of
 SteelEye Technology Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks
 mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.
 
     PRESS CONTACT:
      Lonnie Sue Sutton
      SteelEye Technology Inc.
      650-237-2412
      lonniesue@steeleye.com
 
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SOURCE SteelEye Technology Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SteelEye(TM) Technology
 Inc., a leading provider of cost-effective high availability clustering
 software for Linux, Windows and Solaris environments, today announced general
 availability of the latest release of its LifeKeeper(R) for Linux 4.0 product.
 The new release continues to raise the bar on enterprise Linux clustering with
 its extreme ease of use features, management templates as well as
 plug-and-play integration that is consistent across Intel-based servers
 running a variety of Linux distributions as well as Windows and Solaris
 operating platforms. The new features include:
 
     -- Scalability to 32-node clusters, with support for Intel-based IA-32 and
        IA-64 servers;
     -- Compatibility with most Linux distributions based on 2.2 or 2.4
        kernels, including Red Hat 7.1, Caldera eServer 2.3.1, SuSE 7.2 and
        Miracle Linux;
     -- Flexibility of cluster-wide storage, with support for Network Attached
        Storage (NAS), Fibre-based Storage Area Networks (SAN) as well as
        replicated data, shared SCSI or NFS servers;
     -- Manageability through intuitive cluster-wide management templates and
        action wizards that substantially reduce IT management and operations
        costs;
     -- Integration with IBM's DB2 Universal Database WE, EE and EEE as well as
        Oracle and other enterprise databases, applications, mail and web
        servers.
 
     "What impressed me about LifeKeeper was the ease of installation," says
 Scott Parmley, Web Developer/Designer for Petroleum Place, "as both a systems
 administrator and developer, I didn't have to dedicate my entire time to this
 project. The solution was up and running in no time. After the installation,
 LifeKeeper detected and recovered problems that we didn't even know had
 happened. It is truly an intelligent solution."
     "SteelEye and IBM are seeing the same trend which is that more and more
 customers are using Linux for business-critical applications," said
 Scott Handy, Director, Linux Solutions Marketing, IBM Software. "Combining
 SteelEye's easy-to-use Linux application recovery kit for IBM's DB2 Universal
 Database, the most scalable database on Linux, makes a lot of sense. It gives
 these business customers the highly available solution their mission-critical
 applications need without the complexities of knowing the ins-and-outs of
 state-of-the-art cluster configuration."
     LifeKeeper's IBM DB2 Application Recovery Kit (ARK) uniquely extends
 intelligent failover and multiple fault-detection mechanisms to DB2 Universal
 Database environments running WE, EE or EEE database configurations. These
 integrated features prevent system or application-level failures as well as
 leverage LifeKeeper's latest support for Linux raw I/O to provide maximum
 uptime in high-performance database environments.
     "SteelEye's latest LifeKeeper delivers the uptime protection required by
 enterprises to achieve maximum service levels for their business-critical
 applications," said Boris Geller, Vice President of Marketing at SteelEye.
 "LifeKeeper provides unprecedented ease of use, reduces IT operations and
 management costs, and supports a wide range of applications, servers and
 storage configurations. These features, combined with our ability to globally
 deliver reliable and affordable solutions, are extremely important to our
 customers, especially in current economic conditions."
     LifeKeeper's new support for Network Attached Storage (NAS) as well as
 support for Fibre Channel-based Storage Area Networks (SAN) further expand
 cluster-wide storage options by going beyond direct-attached shared SCSI or
 replicated storage. LifeKeeper's NAS support easily provides protection of
 data that resides on remote NAS storage servers and further increases the
 reliability of business-critical data access.
     An easy and affordable high availability clustering solution that ensures
 continuous uptime of critical business applications, servers, and data,
 LifeKeeper offers unprecedented flexibility through its scalability,
 plug-and-play integration and intuitive Java GUI.  LifeKeeper supports 32-node
 cluster configurations, including cascading failover and recovery across
 multiple servers, enabling IT to automatically spread application workloads
 across multiple back-up servers in the event of a failure.  LifeKeeper's
 Software Development Kit (SDK) allows third parties to build their own
 recovery kits for custom applications that easily integrate with the
 management GUI.
     These features make LifeKeeper ideal for retail, financial services,
 telecommunications, manufacturing, and other IT environments seeking easy and
 affordable high availability clustering solutions.
 
     LifeKeeper at LinuxWorld
     SteelEye is showcasing its LifeKeeper high availability clustering
 products at LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week in the following partner
 booths:  Compaq (Booth #761), IBM (Booth #1047), SendMail (Booth #1144), and
 OmniCluster (Booth #154).
 
     Pricing and Availability
     LifeKeeper for Linux 4.0 will become generally available in
 September 2001. LifeKeeper and packaged ARK's can be downloaded for a free
 30-day trial at www.steeleye.com. Pricing starts at $1,500 per node and varies
 based on configurations and options selected.  For more information on
 supported applications and platforms, contact SteelEye toll free at
 1-877-319-0108, or +1-650-318-0108 outside the U.S.
 
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of low cost high
 availability clustering software that is easy to deploy and operate. The
 company's LifeKeeper(R) software enables enterprises of all sizes to ensure
 continuous uptime of business-critical applications, servers and data.
 LifeKeeper products offer enterprise-grade reliability while simplifying
 implementation through plug-and-play support for the widest range of
 applications, servers, storage options and operating systems, including Linux,
 Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Solaris environments. Global 1000 companies rely
 on LifeKeeper to keep thousands of servers up and running, including Chase
 Manhattan Bank and AT&T Corporation. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.,
 SteelEye is privately held and has received venture financing from Compaq
 Computer Corporation; CrossBridge Partners; Dali, Hook Partners; Hitachi,
 Ltd.; Intel 64 Fund; Massey Burch Capital Corp. and Venrock Associates. For
 more information, please visit www.steeleye.com.
 
     NOTE:  SteelEye is a trademark and LifeKeeper is a registered trademark of
 SteelEye Technology Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks
 mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.
 
     PRESS CONTACT:
      Lonnie Sue Sutton
      SteelEye Technology Inc.
      650-237-2412
      lonniesue@steeleye.com
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X09548948
 
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