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Quick Takes: Clustering software supports 10g on Linux

PolyServe's Matrix Server now supports Oracle 10g database running on Linux, leading off this edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from Astaro Security and XIOtech.

PolyServe clustering software supports Oracle 10g on Linux

PolyServe Inc. announced Monday that its Matrix Server shared data clustering software supports Oracle's 10g database on Linux.

Matrix Server is a complement to 10g's storage management features like Automatic Storage Management. It simplifies the installation of a cluster and improves data-loading performance by enabling parallel Extract Transform and Load (ETL) operations clusterwide. It also adds high availability features like multi-path I/O (MPIO).

PolyServe Matrix Server includes a clustering file systems, high availability services that help uptime and cluster and storage management capabilities for managing servers and storage as a single unit from a single console.

For 10g enterprise edition, PolyServe Matrix Server software is available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server with pricing starting at $4,500 per CPU. For the standard edition, it is available on both platforms starting at $3,000 per CPU for up to a maximum of four CPUs clusterwide.

Click here for more on PolyServe Matrix Server

Astaro Security Linux upgrade available March 31

Astaro Corp. recently announced Version 5 of its Astaro Security Linux. Astaro Security Linux is a perimeter security product that includes virus protection for HTTP and FTP as well as stopping viruses buried in password-protected zip attachments.

Astaro Security Linux combines a firewall, VPN gateway, intrusion protection, virus protection, spam protection and surf protection (URL filtering). It bundles a hardened Linux operating system that can run on any x86-compatible hardware or pre-installed on an appliance.

New features included integrated intrusion protection that combines pattern-recognition intrusion detection software and IPS. Also new is HTTP virus scanning.

Version 5 will be available March 31 and pricing starts at $390 for 10-user licenses. Spam protection is a free subscription service. Intrusion protection, virus protection for e-mail and the Web and surf protection are optional subscription services.

Click here for more on Astaro Security Linux

Storage networking software supports SuSE

Storage networking vendor XIOtech Corp. announced support this week for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 on XIOtech's Magnitude 3D. Magnitude 3D is a distributed clustered architecture for storage area networking.

XIOtech said Magnitude 3D's architecture applies the benefits of clustered computing to SANs while eliminating the complexity traditionally associated with SAN management. Running this software on Linux servers adds scalability and resilience while reducing complexity, XIOtech said.

Click here for more on XIOtech's support for Linux

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