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3Par Promises to Make Linux Provisioning Easier
3Par Promises to Make Linux Provisioning Easier

Storage systems vendor 3Par has expanded its software portfolio with a new program called Virtual Copy DBA for Linux designed to rapidly recover Oracle-on-Linux databases and make Linux server provisioning easier.

 

The software is supposed to let administrators take a non-disruptive and consistent snapshot of an entire Oracle data set. Users can keep snapshots from multiple points in time online for immediate recoveries after accidental deletions or data corruption.

 

3Par execs say the application helps move Linux deployments closer to a utility computing environment by letting administrators centrally store a “golden image” set of their Linux operating system and applications on 3Par’s InServ Storage Server kit, which can be used to instantly commission additional Linux hosts or replace failed servers.

 

Virtual Copy DBA for Linux is at $19,000 for two nodes.The InServ Storage Server software costs upwards of $100k.

 

One of the most richly funded start-ups, financed to the tune of $153 million; 3Par expects to be cash flow positive in 2005 or 2006.

 

 

 

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