Santa Clara, Calif., Dec. 5 – Sun Microsystems announced Sun Cluster 3.0, a clustering platforms for the service-driven network. Designed as an extension to the Solaris 8 operating environment, Sun Cluster 3.0 takes clustering to a new level for network-based applications including mail, Web and database applications by combining a unique application service management capability with the availability levels traditionally provided by clustering software.

Featuring several industry firsts, the new software provides a clustered file service for standard Unix platforms enabling assured application service levels and service level management capabilities as well as continuous access to data and the network. In addition, it simplifies administration and lowers costs of ownership by automating application and service creation, as well as many operational tasks.

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