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HP Teams with Availigent on Linux

Duration 2.1 Now Available for HP XC System Software V2.1

Availigent, with its high-availability software for Linux, says that its Duration 2.1 software is now available for HP XC System Software V2.1, which HP puts on its XP clusters. Duration is supposed to ensure less than five minutes of downtime a year for process management, job scheduling, and functions in XC environments through its automatic fault-detection and recovery. Duration will support the recently released XC 3.0 software and Availigent is collaborating with HP to support releases planned for later this year.

According to Availigent CEO Bud Michael, "Support by Duration for XC 2.1 software is the first phase of product integration between Availigent and HP, and both companies are actively engaged in exploring other integration opportunities to bring 5Nines availability (99.999% uptime) to all systems services. This release and point of integration is the start of a deeper level of support for XC from Duration."

Duration currently provides head node support for XC, along with clustered and parallel applications using either TCP/IP or Message Passing Interface (MPI) for interprocess communications and synchronization. Future releases of Duration are supposed to support other XC-related services and applications.

Availigent's Duration achieves 5Nines availability through its systems-level architecture. It requires no modifications to the Linux kernel or applications and offers stateful end-to-end recovery of multi-tier applications, usually in seconds. Unlike other solutions that require applications to re-start after a failure, Duration keeps applications running so users are unaware that a malfunction occurred. So the enterprise isn't compromised by a system failure, workers don't lose productivity and customers of web-based businesses aren't disrupted.

(This story was originally published by Client Server News.)

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