April 26, 2011 12:44 ET

LINBIT and Novell to Offer Complete Cluster Stack Health Check to Enterprise Customers

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - LINBIT and Novell today announced promotional pricing for LINBIT's Cluster Stack Health Check service, which ensures the optimized performance of Linux high availability clustering solutions. LINBIT's Cluster Stack Health Check is a pre-packaged offering that provides detailed analysis and reporting of high availability cluster configurations by some of the leading Linux high availability experts.

While setting up the base components of a Linux high availability cluster is not a major challenge, enterprises often run into issues when it comes to fine-tuning the high availability components. Additionally, system upgrades are often survived by legacy configurations, which may forgo new features that bring substantial performance and availability improvements to cluster systems. LINBIT's Professional Services Team will identify such issues, and provide expert advice in improving system configurations.

LINBIT's Cluster Stack Health Check package consists of an extensive check-up for Linux high availability clustering solutions, such as the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. LINBIT's Professional Services team will provide a thorough examination of the cluster stack and a detailed best practice report highlighting recommended enhancements for your stack.

"We ran into issues on a high availability cluster which we couldn't immediately identify as a hardware or software problem," said Evgeny Nifontov from the Server Operations team at Fresenius Netcare, the IT services provider belonging to the global health care group Fresenius. "We had LINBIT check on our cluster configuration and were very pleased with both the procedure and the results of our Cluster Stack Health Check. We received clear suggestions for improvement which we implemented step by step, and this proved to be very effective."

Linux high-availability powerhouse LINBIT, and Novell, creator of the well-established SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system, have a long history of providing their joint customers with cutting-edge high availability technology. Novell integrated LINBIT's DRBD technology, the de-facto standard for storage replication on Linux, into SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 and is a critical feature of the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. LINBIT and Novell's engineering collaboration and support agreements deliver advanced solutions and seamless support for enterprises seeking high availability clustering solutions for Linux.

"This offering demonstrates Novell and LINBIT's continued cooperation to ensuring the stability and performance of enterprise Linux clusters," commented Carlos Montero-Luque, Vice President of Business and Product Management at Novell. "LINBIT's Cluster Stack Health Check gives every SUSE Linux Enterprise Server customer the chance to have their high availability configurations thoroughly tested by some of the industry's leading high-availability experts."

Promotional pricing for LINBIT's Cluster Stack Health Check will be available until December 31, 2011. Novell customers with a valid SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription can get LINBIT's highly-effective Cluster Stack Health Check at the unique price of EUR 690 or $990. Interested customers can find more information about the new offering at For more information on LINBIT's Cluster Stack Health Check, please contact 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

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