Apcon: storage-focused NT clustering
Apcon Inc.`s PowerSwitch/NT 4.0 is a multi-node (up to 16) failover clustering solution for Windows NT environments that automatically fails over data, applications and SCSI peripherals to a secondary server in the event of a server failure. Recent enhancements include additional monitoring tools, including a SCSI bus monitor; a notification engine that provides administrators with reports on network status; TCP/IP pinging; and messaging functions such as automatic paging.
PowerSwitch/NT 4.0 software is priced at $995. A kit including software, SCSI Switch and cables starts at $3,140 for a desktop configuration; rack-mounted versions range from $3,388 to $4,760. www.apcon.com.