eServer Suite Features Linux-Based Failover and Redundancy

By Amy Newman (Send Email)
Posted Dec 10, 1999


Earlier this week, Technauts added two new products targeted toward small businesses to its eServer Small Business Series: eServer.publish and eServer.share. Technauts also released a Linux-based failover and redundancy technology that it recently developed.

Priced at $899, eServer.publish is a black-box HTTP 1.1 Web server. Although designed primarily as an intranet product, this all-in-one hardware product can also function as Internet Web server for a small business. It is estimated that the server can support about 7 million hits per day, according to a company spokesperson. EServer.publish claims a simple installation, as its hardware has just two cable connections, and its software prompts the user through a 10-minute installation process.

Earlier this week, Technauts added two new products targeted toward small businesses to its eServer Small Business Series: eServer.publish and eServer.share. Technauts also released a Linux-based failover and redundancy technology that it recently developed.

EServer.share is a networked-attached storage and print-sharing device that provides access to shared files, printers, devices, and applications. Priced at $599, eServer.share is available in a variety of hard drive configurations up to 34 GB. It can support between 200 and 300 employees.

The eServer small business series suite is designed so that enterprises can purchase one module at a time for a manageable price and have a product that is relatively simple to install, the company stated. All eServer products are completely integrated with each another, so as businesses purchase other eServer products, they will work together.

With an optional software upgrade, products in the eServer suite can communicate with each other when two or more are on the network. Thus, if an eServer or an application running on an eServer goes down, another eServer can detect it and automatically take over.

Based at the application and operating system level, Technaut's new failover technology will provide 99.99% uptime for mission-critical applications and network services, the company stated. Unlike traditional hardware-level failover redundancy, Technauts' solution provides both device and fault tolerance through a middleware or abstraction layer that can determine within 60 seconds that an application has gone down.

EServer.publish and eServer.share join eServer.mail and eServer.net in Technauts' product suite.

All four products can be purchased directly from Technauts' Web site, or through its VAR, ISP, or OEM channels, as well as through its international channels.

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