Emics Open-Source App Clusters Find a Host

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-08-08 Print this article Print

Emic Networks is bringing its application clusters for open-source databases together with hosting and management services from Dutch company Multrix.

Emic Networks is putting more high-availability muscle into its application clustering technology for the open-source stack by partnering with hosting company Multrix. Emic will announce the partnership at LinuxWorld in San Francisco on Tuesday. Multrix, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, hosts applications and provides management, maintenance, and help desk and support services for medium-sized and large companies. Emic provides application clustering for MySQL databases and Apache Web servers, as well as for entire (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Python/Perl) and LAMJ (Linux, Apache, MySQL and JSP/J2EE) stacks.
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"Emics clustering solutions offer the reliability that we value and meet the high standards we expect in an application solution partner," Multrix founder Phillip Actor said in a statement. "As an Application Service Provider, it is essential that we trust the applications that we provide to our customers. Emics solution allows us to be confident that the services we provide for our customers will always be up," Actor said. Dan Kusnetzky, an analyst at IDC Corp., said the partnership is indicative of how showings at LinuxWorld reflect Linuxs arrival as a mainstream choice. Click here to read more about enterprise-focused offerings at LinuxWorld. "If you look at what people are announcing at LinuxWorld, its more about enterprise systems, virtualization, security and enterprise application environments," Kusnetzky said. "[Thats] all youd think to see if a platform is being put into service running critical applications for people." Virtualization of all types is under discussion at LinuxWorld, he said, for purposes spanning storage, provisioning and management, security and beyond. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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