For its part, XIOtech, of Eden Prairie, Minn., on Monday at OracleWorld is rolling out technology that promises to hack the two- to three-days-long configuring of each Linux server that supports an Oracle9i RAC (Real Application Clusters) setup. With clusters typically relying on some eight to 10 servers, enterprises can be looking at a 24- to 30-day rollout, according to XIOtech officials. The company is pledging that its new product, Magnitude RAC Pack, will get an eight-server cluster up and running within 24 hours of initial deployment.Pricing depends on an enterprises capacity and the number of servers involved. Separately, SofTrekmaker of fundraising softwareis launching Appitat, a division that will deliver hosted, Web-based IT outsourcing and applications using Oracle9iAS technology, the company announced on Wednesday. The services will include programming, Web services, integration, reporting and e-commerce. Appitat will host the services in a facility that features 24-hour monitoring, 128-bit encryption and SSL, redundant Internet connections, and redundant power supplies and system backups, said officials of the Buffalo, N.Y., company.
Rebel Brown, the companys executive vice president of marketing, said that MRP slashes deployment time because its preconfigured for Linux servers. That preconfiguration is tuned for specific customers and copied for as many servers as are involved. She pointed to a recent six-server RAC deployment at W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.a manufacturer best known for its GORETEX fabricsthat took less than 6 hours to deploy, including unboxing and setting up cables.