Sun acquires clustering software company

Sun Microsystems has completed the acquisition of clustering software developer Clustra Systems in a move intended to make its application server products more reliable, Sun announced Monday. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

Technology developed by privately held Clustra for continuous availability and self-repair of server clusters will find its way into Sun's iPlanet Application Server and Sun ONE, Santa Clara, California-based Sun said in a statementClustra, based in Oakland, California, has developed software that allows clustered servers to continue to operate in the event of a system failure in one part of the cluster or during maintenance operations, Sun said. These capabilities will be combined with iPlanet Application Server to offer higher availability and greater scalability, it said.

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