LINBIT, the High Availability Experts announce DRBD support for IBM POWER systems
Next-Generation High Availability meets Supercomputing and HPC.
By: LINBIT USA LLC
BEAVERTON, Ore. & VIENNA, Austria - Nov. 12, 2015 - PRLog -- Today, at the IBM Linux on Power Anwendertag conference in Germany, LINBIT announced DRBD support for IBM Power systems. This comes just 1 week short of SC15 conference in Austin, TX- where LINBIT will also send representatives.
DRBD, developed and supported by LINBIT (http://www.linbit.com/
Historically, using LINBIT’s DRBD technology, organizations can replicate any Linux system built on standard X86 hardware. Today, LINBIT has announced DRBD support for Linux on Power architectures as well.
Linux on Power is now supported on Red Hat's RHEL 7.1 for Power8 processors and SUSE SLES 12 for Power8 processors. (ppc64le). LINBIT has announced that in addition to DRBD and Pacemaker support for High Availability purposes, DRBD Proxy is also supported for long-distance disaster recovery purposes.
“This development is the latest in a series of architectural changes allowing DRBD to be used in dynamic architectures,”
LINBIT business partner HighVail exclaimed, “As a strategic business partner of IBM, HighVail is focused on Open Source projects including running Linux on IBM Power Systems (LoP). We are very excited about the announcement from LINBIT providing support for DRBD on Power architectures.”
In terms of Linux workloads, IBM's Power (and OpenPower machines for HPC workloads) may overrun the dominant Intel Xeon based machines. After the decline of AMD it is important to see Power/OpenPower serving as opponent of Intel Xeon. LINBIT is excited to be an early developer for the platform, in order to bring their - open source - Enterprise Availability software to the IBM Power market.
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