NEC and Novell have introduced a disaster recovery offering optimised for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, which is designed to enhance availability and serviceability in mixed operating system and hypervisor environments.
The new NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER X 3.0 supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, enables IT organisations to ensure business continuity for environments containing both Linux and Windows workloads.
The companies said that the customers can now use EXPRESSCLUSTER and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to implement highly available business continuity offerings in mission-critical heterogeneous IT environments utilising physical, virtual and cloud-based resources.
In addition, EXPRESSCLUSTER also simplifies the customer’s environment by supporting the configuration and management of mixed Linux and Windows cluster environments from a single console.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a secure server operating system built to power both physical and virtual mission-critical workloads.
Novell open platform solutions business development vice president Holger Dyroff said interoperability and mission-critical computing are two strengths SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and NEC’s EXPRESSCLUSTER X 3.0 share.
"The combination of both offerings allows customers to deliver highly available services across Linux and Windows environments and multiple hypervisors, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen from Novell," Dyroff said.