November 05, 2013 11:45 ET

LINBIT Enhances Oracle Linux With DRBD Support

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) -  Open source high availability powerhouse LINBIT announced DRBD® support on the Oracle Linux operating system this morning. LINBIT's DRBD enhances the world's most robust Linux database server platform with the industry's premier storage replication facility -- all in a 100% open source software stack.

LINBIT, located in Vienna, Austria and Portland, Oregon, is recognized as the business continuity and disaster recovery leader. LINBIT's block-level, synchronous data replication solution defines storage replication on Linux. LINBIT's open-source product, DRBD, is transaction safe and application agnostic. DRBD's versatility makes it a popular choice for administrators; it is widely deployed across all industries as the real-time high availability solution for databases, storage servers, virtualization and much more.

DRBD is available to Oracle Linux users through Oracle's Partnership program as a fully supported third-party solution. With DRBD Enterprise Support from LINBIT, Oracle customers achieve DRBD support on Oracle Linux. More information is available at

LINBIT DRBD customers include Google, Cisco, WebEx, and StrongView in the Americas, Porsche and T-Mobile in Europe, along with JVC and Citizen in the Asia/Pacific region. Worldwide, DRBD installations total more than 500,000 at this time.

Speaking for LINBIT, Americas CEO Kavan Smith commented on "a great opportunity for Oracle customers to deploy DRBD with 24/7 enterprise support direct from LINBIT." He went on to call the collaboration "an exciting next step to ensuring all Linux Enterprise customers have the best choice for real time HA and DR replication: DRBD."

About LINBIT: LINBIT has led the way in delivering High-Availability since 2001 and continues to be the OSS market leader in business uptime, disaster recovery, and continuity solutions. LINBIT has offices in Europe and North America providing 24x7 worldwide support, training, development and consulting. LINBIT's DRBD is the industry standard for high-availability (HA) and data redundancy for mission critical systems. DRBD enables disaster recovery and HA for any application on Linux, including iSCSI, NFS, MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, Virtualization and more.

For more information on how LINBIT can evolve your IT infrastructure call 1-877-4-LINBIT or visit

Trademark information: DRBD® and LINBIT® are trademarks or registered trademarks of LINBIT in the United States, the EU, and other countries. Oracle and Oracle Linux 2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle, Inc. Other names mentioned in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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