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LINBIT Supports High Availability for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services Users

Proven Open-Source High Availability For Leading Cloud Platforms

Beaverton, OR, August 14, 2018 – LINBIT, the pioneer in open source High Availability (HA), Disaster Recovery (DR) and Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today announced the general availability of LINBIT HA software on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud 2 (EC2). Protecting block data and creating always-on applications in the cloud is a growing need, but it is not automatic and requires software infrastructure tools such as those provided by LINBIT. The public cloud services market is projected to grow 21.4 percent in 2018 and LINBIT HA fills a critical need in the cloud market by supporting cloud user’s storage availability requirements without installing proprietary software.

Typical HA offerings from cloud providers generally only recover from failures at the virtual machine level. LINBIT HA goes beyond that to  recover applications from any failure that impacts application execution, including application level failures. itself. This makes LINBIT’s open-source software compelling for both cloud providers and cloud end-users.

“Microsoft has worked closely with LINBIT and is excited that it has expanded its technology to support High Availability needs for Azure Linux customers,” said Hosung Song, Senior Software Engineer, working in Azure Compute, Open Source Software Workloads Innovation Team.

“LINBIT software supports always-on applications and always-on data in OS-native and VM-native, and now Cloud-native environments,” said Brian Hellman, COO of LINBIT. “We are excited to support high availability for end-users of both Azure and EC2.”

LINBIT has created a new tech guide and video which demonstrate how to cluster any Linux distribution in Azure using the LINBIT DRBD software, which has been a part of the Linux kernel for almost a decade. With a few simple clicks, users can create and configure an HA NFS cluster using Microsoft’s quickstart template.

“Digital transformation means the kind of availability and scalability that can keep up with increasing storage demands,” said Phillip Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “With more than 1.7 million downloads of the DRBD software, LINBIT is proud to deliver robust open source solutions that are imperative to keeping the digital world running.”

LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing. The LINBIT DRBD software is deployed in millions of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide High Availability (HA), Geo Clustering for Disaster Recovery (DR), and Software Defined Storage (SDS) for OpenStack and OpenNebula based clouds.

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