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SCO Announces Clustering Product
Thursday, May 25 2006 @ 10:07 AM EDT

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?

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SCO Announces High Availability Clusters for SCO OpenServer 6

SCO OpenServer 6 Customers Benefit From Higher Levels of Service and Availability

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 failure."

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 web browser.

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 http://www.sco.com/products/clustering/.

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.

Availability

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.

About SCO

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.


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