MySQL Partners with LINBIT to Offer High Availability Solutions

MySQL AB has announced a joint partnership and services agreement with LINBIT to promote and support DRBD for MySQL Enterprise. This partnership allows MySQL AB to offer direct support for this proven, low-cost solution for attaining 'Four Nines' and greater uptime for transactional database applications in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python) computing environments. DRBD is a Linux kernel module that provides a distributed, synchronized storage system over a network. In conjunction with LINBIT, MySQL AB's professional services group can assist customers in implementing efficient DRBD HA solutions for both existing and new MySQL applications without extensive extra resources. The partnership has already helped a number of companies leverage DRBD successfully across a variety of business applications.