LINBIT Collaborates with Oracle Dyn to Deliver Efficient Geo-Clustering

“LINBIT’s industry leading data replication technology paired with Oracle Dyn’s Managed DNS Active Failover technology helps ensure the highest availability and ease of routing of data across one’s online infrastructure. – Patrick Harvey, Oracle Dyn

LINBIT, a leader in open source High Availability (HA) software for enterprises and the power behind thousands of digital enterprises, today announced a breakthrough solution in conjunction with Oracle Dyn to offer an efficient DNS solution that automatically replicates and routes data across dispersed locations to power the always-on organization.

The new LINBIT and Oracle Dyn combination is a first in providing the ability to orchestrate failovers between data centers or over long distances and keep data always available. In the Linux kernel since 2009, the LINBIT DRBD software has an install base of more than 1.7 million and years of field production. LINBIT is the power behind many large enterprises and public cloud providers, and continues to build on its capabilities as it teams with Oracle Dyn.

Existing solutions with Pacemaker with Booth provided HA across the WAN but were challenged in redirecting client traffic to a new site without intervention. Data had to be routed manually, use a round robin DNS, or utilize a load balancer.

“LINBIT banks it reputation on replicating data fast and reliably. Now, LINBIT and Oracle Dyn alleviate the burden of failover management to deliver service continuity and data integrity,” stated Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT.

Oracle Dyn offers a Managed DNS Service with Active Failover that can monitor an IP address and update the DNS destinations if the service fails. In a matter of seconds, applications are automatically started on the new site and require no manual intervention.

“LINBIT’s industry leading data replication technology paired with Oracle Dyn’s Managed DNS Active Failover technology helps ensure the highest availability and ease of routing of data across one’s online infrastructure. These two technologies form a simple and elegant solution,” said Patrick Harvey, Technology Ecosystem at Oracle Dyn.

Brian Hellman, COO of LINBIT stated, “LINBIT and Oracle Dyn are a powerful combination of two leaders: LINBIT migrates the data, and Oracle Dyn reroutes the DNS traffic. It’s that simple.” Download the new Tech Guide on geo-clustering at https://www.linbit.com/en/resources/102-disaster-recovery/geo-clustering-drbd-8-rhel-7/.

About LINBIT
LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de-facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing. DRBD is deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide HA, Geo Clustering for Disaster Recovery (DR), and Software Defined Storage (SDS) for OpenStack based clouds. Visit us at: http://www.LINBIT.com, https://twitter.com/linbit, or https://www.linkedin.com/company/linbit

About Oracle Dyn

The Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit is a pioneer in managed DNS and a leader in cloud-based infrastructure that connects users with digital content and experiences across a global internet.

Oracle Dyn’s solution is powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, LinkedIn and CNBC. Adding Oracle Dyn’s best-in-class DNS and email services extend the Oracle cloud computing platform and provides enterprise customers with a one-stop shop for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Visit us at: https://dyn.com

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DRBD Top is HERE!

DRBD Top is about to make your life easier! Once you install this utility, you can expect to see an easy to read, simplified overview of your resources and their status. This is especially useful if you have a large number of resources and don’t want to be overwhelmed with information, yet still want key details. Read more

LINBIT Simplifies Management of Always-On Software with DRBD Top

“We opted for DRBD as a cost-efficient Open Source solution in the field of High Availability clusters.” – Josef Hagler, Managing Director, Porsche Informatik GmbH.

Beaverton, OR – LINBIT, the defacto standard in open source High Availability (HA) software and the power behind thousands of digital enterprises, introduced DRBD Top, a new software tool to simplify the management of the LINBIT DRBD software. From a unified graphical interface, administrators can navigate their DRBD resources quickly and easily without typing multiple commands. Part of the Linux kernel since 2009, the LINBIT DRBD software has a proven track record in providing High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Software-Defined Storage capabilities.

“We opted for DRBD as a cost-efficient Open Source solution in the field of High Availability clusters. DRBD ideally supports our IT design, ensuring easy configuration and quick implementation,” said Josef Hagler, Managing Director, Porsche Informatik GmbH.

With over 1.7 million downloads, LINBIT’s global installed base also includes Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ING Group, Vodaphone, Sears, Cisco, The Max Planck Institute, AccuWeather.com, Secure Payment Systems, National Library of Medicine, and thousands of other organizations. Reliably supporting always-on applications and avoiding data loss are must-have requirements for all businesses and organizations with a digital heartbeat. LINBIT has now made management of this process easier with its new DRBD Top solution.

DRBD Top is available via Github https://github.com/LINBIT/drbdtop and version 0.1.0 is ready for testing and feedback. It provides critical capabilities for administrators who manage High Availability clusters, especially those with more than 2 nodes:

  • Status and Assessment: a comprehensive view of local resources running on the nodes that are eligible to participate in HA cluster
  • Troubleshooting: the ability to view detailed statistics and manipulate the state of existing resources.

“Many proprietary software alternatives require users to pay extra for system management but with the LINBIT DRBD software, we are building in these capabilities to drive down costs,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT.

“The performance, scalability and ease of use of DRBD proved to a skeptical audience that our SAN is a liability, rather than an asset – both in terms of performance and maintenance,” said Matt Whiteley, Senior systems administrator, Portland State University.

About LINBIT
LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de-facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing. The LINBIT DRBD software 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, https://twitter.com/linbit, or https://www.linkedin.com/company/linbit

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True Cost of Data Loss

When you hear the word ‘data,’ what does it make you think?  Something interesting and exciting?  Probably not.  But, what if you lost your customer database, your employee healthcare information, or your organization’s website transactions?  Now, that might make you think twice.  

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FINALLY! Open Source Deduplication for Linux!

We’ve been working with our partner, Permabit, for a couple of years now. Permabit is the author of VDO, a block level deduplication software for Linux. Pair this deduplication software (which also has optional compression) with our DRBD software, and you get extremely efficient, low overhead, data replication.

The problem is Permabit built a solution that isn’t Open Source. Due to proprietary licensing, many users were instead deciding to install the ZFS filesystem on top of RHEL. This was the “free” way to gain Unix feature-sets on the Linux platform. We understand that ZFS has its benefits, but from the block level, installations can get sticky since it isn’t “just” a filesystem; it’s also a volume manager (zpool). ZFS likes to control the whole stack, which doesn’t play well with our DRBD replication software in some use-cases.

This is why we were ecstatic when Red Hat just announced that LINBIT partner, Permabit, was acquired by Red Hat. Red Hat hasn’t announced news of Open Sourcing the VDO solution yet, but they do have a very strong track record (100%) of doing so for products that they purchase.

“We are so excited to see that Linux will soon have a native deduplication and compression option,” said LINBIT CEO, Philipp Reisner. “We know that users who want seamless data-replication, deduplication, and compression, now need to look no further than their Operating System.”

As a strong Red Hat partner, we look forward to continuing to make the Linux platform the best it can possibly be. LINBIT recently announced Geo Clustering with automatic Oracle Dyn DNS failover and ActiveMQ High Availability and Disaster Recovery. Open Source VDO is one more tool which will help LINBIT build better availability solutions for our end clients.