Announcing hastexo High Availability Expert training: Your chance to be a cluster ace!

November 24, 2011

We’ve just announced our new training format, hastexo High Availability Expert. If you’re an experienced high-availability engineer and you want to learn how to become a true top-notch clustering expert, this is for you.
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Busy weeks ahead!

October 17, 2011

I’m speaking at Percona Live, LinuxCon Europe, and And I just co-founded a new company.

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Upcoming High Availability Clustering miniconf at Linux Plumbers Conference

August 18, 2010

This year’s Linux Plumbers Conference is taking place November 3-5, in Cambridge, MA, United States. The CfP is already closed and the program is due any day now, but the co-located miniconference on high availability clustering is still accepting proposals. This is your chance to get involved!

So if you plan to attend Plumbers or just happen to be in the area, please submit your talk! Miniconference talks are not expected to be full-blown presentations. Instead, you can float an idea in just a 5-10 minute talk and then stimulate a vibrant group discussion.

Even if you are not attending, you can still help! We are always eager to hear from our user community. What HA problems are you currently facing that the existing Linux clustering stack does not solve? How well does your application integrate with HA? Where can we improve? What’s already good, and can be made better? What sucks?

Feel free to comment below. Or send us an email on one of the mailing lists. Or grab us in #linux-ha or #linux-cluster on freenode. Make yourself heard!

Linux cluster stack hits Debian squeeze

May 16, 2010

The full Linux cluster stack, including Pacemaker, Heartbeat, Corosync and related packages, cleared all hurdles and migrated to the Debian testing repository this morning. This means that Pacemaker and both messaging layers it supports will be in the upcoming Debian release, codenamed squeeze.

Credit goes to the debian-ha maintainers crowd for making this possible: Martin Loschwitz, Simon Horman, Frederik Schüler, Anibal Monsalve Salazar, Guido Günther, Norbert Tretkowski, and others.

In terms of high availability support per distribution, this now has Debian, Ubuntu and SLES running roughly abreast.