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Sybase Works with Symantec and VMware on Grid and Cloud Computing

Announces Latest Release of Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition

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Sybase has announced the newest release of Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition, its enterprise data management solution that reduces the complexity of deploying a database application across a shared disk server cluster environment.

Sybase has worked with its early customers and partners to help enterprises realize the benefits of grid and virtualized deployment in its latest version of ASE Cluster Edition. By providing dynamic resource management for a virtualized database environment, ASE Cluster Edition allows enterprises to meet customer service level agreements (SLAs) of their critical databases for availability while also reducing infrastructure costs through optimal resource utilization.

“Historically, deploying clustered systems on physical hardware has been complex and costly to test, develop, deploy and manage,” said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances at VMware. “Now, with Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Cluster Edition running on the industry-leading VMware platform, customers have further proof that they can virtualize their mission-critical workloads, simplify their management, and achieve levels of availability and continuity not possible on physical systems.”

“Together, Symantec and Sybase are delivering a truly integrated database and storage clustering solution to joint customers,” said Josh Kahn, vice president of product management, Storage and Availability Management Group at Symantec. “The combination of Sybase’s ASE Cluster Edition database and Veritas Storage Foundation for Sybase® ASE CE empowers customers with significant improvements in performance, availability and data management.”

ASE Cluster Edition’s newest enhancements provide key enabling technologies to ease manageability and improve availability in grid and cloud computing environments. Sybase has developed the latest version of ASE Cluster Edition to include:

  • Expanded partner ecosystem
    • Integration with Veritas Storage Foundation™ and Veritas™ Cluster Server – increasing the manageability, performance and availability of shared storage environments
    • Participation in the VMware® vCloud initiative – providing support for cloud computing environments
  • Extended Availability
    • Disaster recovery site support – allowing cluster support at remote sites if a primary site goes down
  • Ease of Manageability
    • Local installation - each node can be installed independently, improving flexibility and increasing availability of other nodes should one go down
    • Foundation for rolling upgrades – enabling independent maintenance of each node

“Because of its ability to provide agile deployment of physical resources, including servers and storage, and to deploy databases in a highly virtualized way, defining virtual servers and virtual clusters within the managed set of physical resources, Sybase ASE Cluster Edition provides features that enable the kind of flexibility and scalability necessary to deploy a database in the cloud. Also, because grid computing requires great flexibility and places highly variable workload demands on databases, features such as those in Sybase ASE Cluster Edition would seem essential to deploying database applications in a grid-based fashion,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president for Information Management and Data Integration, IDC1.

“The latest release of ASE Cluster Edition incorporates the feedback we've received from our customers, who run some of the world's most critical data in areas such as financial services, telecommunications and government,” said Brian Vink, vice president Database Products at Sybase. “We continue to work closely with our customers and partners to deliver innovative database technologies like ASE Cluster Edition that offer superior availability, resource optimization and low total cost of ownership.”

Availability

Sybase ASE Cluster Edition is currently available. Please visit http://www.sybase.com/clusters for more information.

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