Feeds

Veritas preps file system for 9i RAC and HP-UX

Giving HP some love

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Application security programs and practises

Veritas is working to prove its has as much love for HP as it does for Sun Microsystems with the release of a file system for Oracle 9i RAC running on HP-UX.

The product is called the Veritas Database Edition/Advanced Cluster for Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters (RAC). It's not the most exciting name, but it does the trick. The file system is meant to give 9i RAC on HP-UX users some management features that don't typically exist when running 9i RAC on raw disk.

Using raw disk tends to provide the best overall performance, but Veritas says that the management tools it provides make up for any trade-offs. The Veritas file system gives users a nice GUI to handle disk and cluster management. The software can look out over various servers and storage systems and puts all of the hardware in a single panel for the users. In addition, Veritas can help admins resize the amount of storage allocated for a database and simplify failover operations.

Veritas has provided this product to Sun Solaris users for some time. The entire stable of Veritas products runs on Solaris, while support for HP-UX, AIX and Linux is trickling in over time.

Veritas needs to buddy up with other vendors these days to meet its optimistic growth targets and to offset any losses in the Solaris business. Sun is, after all, doing what it can to woo customers off Veritas's file systems and volume manager and onto its own kit.

The adoption of Oracle 9i RAC has been a tad slow thus far. It's most often promoted by Oracle as an option for Intel server users trying to mimic the capabilities of Unix SMPs on low-cost hardware. Unix, however, clearly is still of interest. ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud
Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.