Sun announces HA software
Sun Microsystems is shipping the StorEdge Instant Image software, a suite designed to help Sun server users conduct backups, instant data recovery, test and development, and data warehouse loading without impacting normal server operations. Instant Image offers point-in-time snapshots of online data. Application development and testing is optimized by using point-in-time copy as test production data without impacting production data. StorEdge Instant Image also allows data warehouses to be populated from a snapshot, without impacting the online system and users. Pricing ranges from $3,000 for the Sun Enterprise 250 and 450 servers to $50,000 for the Sun Enterprise 10000.