dbSwitch to Support Red Hat Linux

 
 
By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-07-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Savantis will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS in dbSwitch, its database area network switch.

Savantis Systems Inc. will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS in dbSwitch, its database area network switch, the company will announce in conjunction with LinuxWorld in early August. The dbSwitch appliance, which the San Francisco company launched in March, comprises two Cisco Systems Inc. routers, two Linux servers and five database server agents that gather statistics on each of five (customer-supplied) database servers. Its designed to pool server capacity thats assigned to Oracle Corp. databases, maximizing the use of the CPUs and RAM of each database server.
Data-center customers are increasingly looking to benefit from database utility computing. Giga Information Group recently reported that 85 percent of enterprise respondents surveyed were considering database consolidation initiatives, primarily for cost savings and improved manageability. According to Gartner, enterprises can typically save 20 percent or more, thanks to staff reduction, fewer software licenses and easier maintenance.
 
 
 
 
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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