By tjobson on Aug 04, 2007
If you haven't been up to date on the latest news regarding Sun's High Availability offerings with Sun Cluster 3.2 .. (even Open Sourcing it !).. I though this would be the perfect opportunity for a quick recap with a few key articles, WP's, and related links ( many of these are specific to Oracle RAC integration with Sun Cluster ) :
\* Sun Cluster 3.2 Offers the Strongest Integration with Oracle RAC 10gR2..
> Sun Cluster 3.2 Software: Making Oracle Database 10G R2 RAC Even More Unbreakable
\* Sun offers up Solaris Cluster as Open Source Gem : (Network World link)
> Sun will post code to High Availability Clusters community on OpenSolaris.org
In case you didn't know, Sun is actually ranked #1 in terms of SW Contributions to the Open Source community! Even BEFORE the JAVA (OpenJDK) OR Sun Cluster contributions, the European Commission on FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) has reflected that Sun contributes to and participates in more open source projects than any other commercial company, including IBM, RedHat, Novell and HP. See : (page 51) for the breakdown. http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/doc/2006-11-20-flossimpact.pdf
Sun Cluster 3.x is a Best In Class High Availability Suite that offers everything from single node clustering.. all the way up to Global / Geographic Clustering for Disaster Recovery. You can find Sun's external Availability
Suite page at : http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/cluster/index.xml
Give it a test drive for free .. and let me know what you think !