Talking with Meena: Open HA Cluster - Whole Enchilada now Open-sourced
By barton808 on May 28, 2008
As of today, the third, final and largest code release for Open High Availability Cluster has been made available. This now means that all of the Open HA Cluster code is available as free software. This will allow developers and admins to access and build complete HA solutions built on source code from the OpenSolaris project.
Right before the launch I grabbed some time with Meenakshi Kaul-Basu, the engineering director at Sun responsible for Availability products, and whose group the Open HA Cluster falls under. Take a listen to Meenakshi's explanation of the event and her insight:
Some of the topics we tackle:
- The first phase of the open code release was the Cluster agent in June of last year. Phase two was in December and and was for the Geographic edition.
- This third release represents nearly two million lines of code (and this number doesn't include the test code).
- In addition to code it also comes with docs and internationalization functionality as well as the above mentioned automated testing.
- Open HA cluster is tightly integrated with built-in OpenSolaris features like ZFS technology.
- Integration of Open HA Cluster with free software apps like ,Apache Tomcat, MySQL, PostreSQL, Glassfish...
- Where can you get started? (Here)
- How to join the discussion (HA cluster forum)
BTW: for a bevy of engineering details, check out Oasis, the Sun Cluster group blog.
Pau for now...