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.