Roswel has signed up to distribute products from US security vendor Steeleye Technology in Australia and New Zealand.
Bruce Driver, sales director at Roswel, said Steeleye’s LifeKeeper software and services provided “high availability” clustering for Linux and Windows platforms.
The deal would help Roswel target security resellers in the disaster recovery market, he said.
“LifeKeeper enables enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous uptime of business-critical systems,” Driver said in a statement.
LifeKeeper supported the building of active/active and active/standby data and application high availability configurations of up to 32 nodes using x86, ia64, EM64T and Opteron-based servers from Dell, HP, IBM, SGI and others, he said.
LifeKeeper used data replication and shared storage configurations that could be built using direct-attached shared SCSI, fibre channel SAN or NAS devices, Driver said.
“LifeKeeper clusters may be deployed either within a LAN or across a WAN for disaster recovery,” he said.
LifeKeeper for Linux also delivered out-of-the-box application protection for MySQL, Apache, Sendmail, mySAP, Rational ClearCase, PostgreSQL, Informix, NFS and SAMBA.
LifeKeeper for Windows delivered application protection for Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, IIS, file shares, IP addresses and LAN Manager, he said.
“Through the use of the bundled Software Developer's Kit, any other application can be easily protected by LifeKeeper,” he said.