Here's a new press release from SCO Group, announcing the availability of a new clustering product for SCO OpenServer 6. It is also supported for UnixWare 7.1.4.
Alert the media: SCO can now "connect multiple servers together as nodes within a single, high-availability, fail-over cluster."
Oh my. I certainly hope Linux didn't predictively steal SCO's methods and concepts. Or maybe there is some history in this picture?
SCO Announces High Availability Clusters for SCO OpenServer 6
SCO OpenServer 6 Customers Benefit From Higher Levels of Service and
LINDON, Utah, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc.
("SCO") (Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology
for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, today announced the
availability of SCO HA Clusters(TM), a new high availability clustering
product for SCO OpenServer 6. SCO HA Clusters is a flexible, non-stop,
automated, highly available clustering solution that enables SCO OpenServer
6 customers to manage and maintain their critical business applications and
network services through both planned and unplanned downtime. SCO HA
Clusters increases the overall availability of applications and critical
data by connecting multiple servers together as nodes within a single,
high-availability, fail-over cluster.
SCO HA Clusters is available at a low cost as an add-on for SCO
OpenServer 6 providing customers with the tools they need to easily manage
and maintain their critical business functions. The power of SCO HA
Clusters on OpenServer 6 also allows SCO customers to easily achieve
dynamic load balancing, improved fault tolerance and scalability of TCP/IP
based applications and services. Individual servers can also be combined
through SCO HA Clusters into a single cluster, providing highly available
access to critical network resources such as data, applications, network
services, and more.
"While SCO servers are known for their reliability and availability,
SCO customers can now gain the added benefit and assurance of deploying a
reliable and flexible HA clustering solution for their SCO OpenServer
systems," said Erik Hughes, senior director product management, The SCO
Group. "SCO HA Clusters minimizes unexpected downtime, saves businesses
time and money, and boosts overall productivity. SCO HA Clusters provides
businesses with the added peace of mind that their systems will be up and
running around the clock if their main system has a single point of
SCO HA Clusters is flexible and easily managed. With an easy to use
graphical interface coupled with configurable timeout parameters, SCO HA
Clusters enables businesses to easily fine-tune failover response
sensitivity according to the specific needs of the environment. It is also
compatible with all RDBM systems, stateless applications and storage
architectures in order to easily scale and adapt as the business IT
environment grows and changes over time. It requires no special hardware
beyond that required for the applicable SCO OpenServer 6 operating system.
Additionally, SCO HA Clusters is easily managed by enabling businesses to
manage operations from any active server in the cluster, a
network-connected UNIX or Windows PC, or remotely from any location via a
SCO HA Clusters is automated and offers non-stop protection by
automatically performing all aspects of failover in a short amount of time
including dismount and remount of storage, IP address switching, and
application startup. Individual applications can also be separately failed
over without disturbing other applications for faster, more efficient
recovery. More information on SCO HA Clusters can be found at
Based on SCO's single certification model, SCO HA Clusters is also
supported for UnixWare 7.1.4, giving UnixWare customers a choice of
clustering solutions, Reliant HA and SCO HA Clusters.
SCO is now accepting orders for SCO HA Clusters Bundle Packs.
Businesses and organizations interested in licensing or learning more about
SCO HA Clusters can contact a SCO sales representative at 1-800-SCO-UNIX
(1-800-726-8649) or their local SCO reseller. SCO resellers can be located
by visiting http://partners.sco.com/partner/locator/region.jsp. All SCO
partners should contact their distributor for pricing information.
The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) is a leading provider of UNIX software
technology for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, offering
SCO OpenServer for small to medium business, UnixWare for enterprise
applications, and Me Inc. for digital network services. SCO's highly
innovative and reliable solutions help millions of customers grow their
businesses everyday, from SCO OpenServer on main street to UnixWare on Wall
Street, and beyond. SCO owns the core UNIX operating system, originally
developed by AT&T/Bell Labs and is the exclusive licensor to Unix-based
system software providers.
Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands
of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable
localized support and services to partners and customers. For more
information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com.
SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or
registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other
countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group.