LINBIT Joins with SUSE to Enable Long Distance Data Replication for Geo Clustering for Enterprises and Service Providers

LinBit and SUSE Offer 60-Day Free Trial for Proven Open Source Alternative to Expensive Legacy Solutions to Enable Long Distance Data Replication for Geo Clustering

LINBIT, the de-facto standard in open source high availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing, today announced that it has strengthened its partnership with SUSE to dramatically improve the economics of mission-critical computing. Providing a new capability to replicate data across unlimited distances, LINBIT has enhanced SUSE’s high availability solution that is built on open source software and runs on commodity hardware. Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension is available from SUSE with a 60-day free trial. It guards against failures or disasters by providing policy-driven mechanisms for customer applications, and data, to continue operations in another geographically dispersed data center.

“Working with LINBIT, SUSE has extended the enterprise downtime prevention capabilities of SUSE Linux Enterprise to handle failover between data centers no matter their distance apart,” said Gerald Pfeifer, Vice President of Products and Technology Programs at SUSE. “During an outage, customers can switch over entire data centers in real-time, whether the backup site is right next door or across the globe.”

“Leveraging open source software and commodity hardware have become the preferred mechanism to cut costs for enterprises and service providers,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension with LINBIT technology demonstrates that a sophisticated mission-critical platform no longer requires expensive solutions from legacy vendors.”

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension is an integrated suite of open source clustering technologies that enables customers to eliminate single points of failure, thus helping to maintain business continuity, enable compliance, protect data integrity, maintain isolation for multiple tenants, and reduce unplanned downtime for mission-critical workloads.

In addition to application management, system monitoring, and arbitration, geo clustering must rely on fast and accurate data replication and write buffering, a capability that is provided by LINBIT. This solution is based on DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device), the industry’s highest performing and most widely deployed open source data replication software for HA, disaster recovery (DR), and software defined storage (SDS).

“LINBIT software is used by thousands of organizations across the globe: by small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise IT departments, and service providers. It is also embedded in hundreds of products from independent software vendors and established equipment manufacturers under OEM agreements,” said Brian Hellman, COO of LINBIT. “Add to this over 10,000 downloads per month and a 15 year record of solid performance, and it becomes easy to see why even the most demanding environments rely on LINBIT as a safe and high performance choice.”

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DRBD MANAGE FAQ

Late 2016 we decided to publish DRBD Manager under a custom license that had an Open Source spirit, but limited other players in the eco system to sell their support services with distributing the DRBD Manage software.

It was compatible with all rules of OSI’s Open Source definition but failed to be compliant to “No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor”.

In order to stay part of OpenStack upstream we decided to revert the change. DRBD Manage is back to be distributed under the terms of the GPL.

Open Source Leader LINBIT Brings Disaster Recovery to Cloud Computing and Ceph Installations

LINBIT (open source high availability software for data management) announces the availability of the only generally available DR (disaster recovery) solution for Ceph data management software in Open Stack cloud installations.

LINBIT, the de-facto standard in open source high availability software for data management, today announced the availability of disaster recovery technology for Ceph data management software in Open Stack cloud installations. LINBIT’s solution is based on DRBD, the industry’s highest performing and most widely deployed open source data management software for high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and software defined storage (SDS). A leader in open source technologies, LIINBIT offers the only generally available DR solution that supports Ceph and OpenStack.

According to market research firm TechNavio (http://www.slideshare.net/technavio/global-disaster-recovery-services-market-2015-2019) the global disaster recovery services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.47% during the period 2014-2019, reaching $40.5B.

“As Cloud Computing becomes the norm, there is growing demand by enterprise customers and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) providers for proven technologies,” said Brian Hellman, COO at LINBIT. “The ideal solution must be near real-time and seamlessly integrated with both cloud management software, such as OpenStack, as well the storage layer, represented by solutions such as LINBIT’s DRBD-SDS.”

DRBD PROXY allows data replication across geographically separated datacenters, using asynchronous replication methods. With built-in data compression and optimization for popular underlying hardware, DRBD-PROXY minimizes CPU overhead and latency as it maximizes speed.

“With 10,000 downloads per month, a 15 year history, and thousands of installations worldwide, LINBIT DRBD is proof that open source software can serve mission-critical enterprise and service provider environments,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “LINBIT continues to expand the reach of its proven capabilities, demonstrating that high availability, disaster recovery, and agility do not have to come at the expense of high performance or through expensive proprietary solutions.”

For even higher performance, customers can take advantage of LINBIT’s “Project Lightning”, a recently announced program that offers six months of free enterprise support for Ceph customers who choose to deploy DRBD-SDS. Project Lightning is optimal for the majority of OpenStack cloud installations and typical application workloads: 2-256 nodes, block I/O, fast I/O operations, and topology-aware data management that is well-suited for the increasingly popular converged infrastructure sites.

About LINBIT
LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de-facto standard in open source high availability software for data management. DRBD is deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide high availability (HA), geo-clustering for disaster recovery (DR), and software defined storage (SDS) for OpenStack based clouds. Visit us at http://www.LINBIT.com, http://twitter.com/linbit, or http://www.linkedin.com/company/linbit

Link to the press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/11/prweb13849475.htm