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18th January 2005

LifeKeeper for Linux Achieves Novell YES CERTIFIED Recognition

Palo Alto, CA – 18th January, 2005- SteelEye Technology® Inc., the leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for Linux and Windows, today announced that LifeKeeper™ for Linux version 4.6 has achieved Novell YES certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9). LifeKeeper for Linux v4.6 has been YES CERTIFIED for x86, x86-64 (AMD64 and EM64T) and Itanium platforms, providing a breadth of coverage for deploying Linux high availability solutions on SLES9.

“SteelEye LifeKeeper has long been a solution deployed by enterprise customers building high availability clusters with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server”, said Hal Bennett, Vice President of Alliances, Novell. “With installations worldwide of LifeKeeper on SLES, YES certification ensures these joint customers the highest levels of compatibility and support. Novell is pleased to have SteelEye display the YES CERTIFIED mark.”

“Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server continues to gain share among customers building LifeKeeper-enabled high availability clusters for their mission critical applications on Linux. We are excited to extend our support for SLES environments to include SLES9 and to have achieved YES certification”, said Bob Williamson, Vice President of Products, SteelEye Technology.

More information on LifeKeeper for Linux v4.6 Novell YES CERTIFIED can be seen at the respective certification bulletins below:
• SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (
• SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T® (
• SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for Intel® Itanium® Processor (

Expanded Feature Set
Delivering support for an ever expanding set of Linux distributions, kernels, applications and hardware configurations, LifeKeeper for Linux v4.6 continues the tradition established by SteelEye of enabling the widest range of high availability configurations available on Linux today through its added support of:
• SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9
• Updated errata kernels for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 and Enterprise Linux 3.0
• Linux 2.6 Logical Volume Manager (LVM2)
• IBM DB2 UDB v8.2
• Oracle 10g
• Sybase 12.5.2
• Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters
• HP StorageWorks MSA1500 Fibre Channel Storage
• HP StorageWorks MSA 1000 Small Business SAN Kit
• IBM RDAC for multi-pathing on ia64 and Opteron-based IBM servers

LifeKeeper for Linux supports the building of active/active and active/standby data and application high availability configurations of up to 32 nodes using x86, ia64, EM64T and Opteron-based servers from Dell, HP, IBM and others. LifeKeeper supports both shared nothing configurations using data replication and shared storage configurations which can be built using direct-attached shared SCSI, Fibre Channel SANs or Network Attached Storage devices. LifeKeeper clusters may be deployed either within a Local Area Network or across a WAN for disaster recovery.

In addition to the applications noted above, LifeKeeper for Linux delivers out-of-the-box application protection for MySQL, Apache, Sendmail, mySAP, Rational ClearCase, PostgreSQL, Informix, NFS and SAMBA. Through the use of the bundled Software Developer’s Kit, any other application can be easily protected by LifeKeeper.

Immediate Availability
SteelEye’s LifeKeeper for Linux version 4.6 is immediately available and can be purchased worldwide through a variety of SteelEye partners, including HP, IBM, Ingram Micro and an international network of resellers and systems integrators. For pricing and additional information, contact


About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
SteelEye is a leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.

The SteelEye LifeKeeper family of application-focused data replication, high availability clustering and disaster recovery solutions are easy to deploy and operate, and enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications, servers and data.

To complement its software solutions, SteelEye also provides a full range of high availability consulting and professional services to assist organizations with the assessment, design and implementation of solutions for ensuring High Availability within their environments.
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