3Tera, a company focused on cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announced the immediate availability of its MySQL-R appliance, an addition to the AppLogic system catalog designed to provide easy database replication for scaling and disaster recovery.
MySQL-R is the first appliance in 3Tera’s complete disaster recovery suite to be available with the AppLogic grid operating system. 3Tera will be demonstrating the capabilities of MySQL-R during the upcoming Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference on June 23-24 in San Francisco, California.
3Tera’s Disaster Recovery Suite consists of data replication, connectivity, monitoring and management appliances that can provide disaster recovery to any online application simply by adding them to your application using the AppLogic visual editor. MySQL-R is available immediately and additional appliances will be released over the next three quarters.
“Having been a Fortune 100 CIO, I’ve experienced firsthand how even costly and complicated disaster recovery solutions cannot be comfortably relied upon,” said Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO at 3Tera, in a statement. “Often companies backup and/or mirror their data and software only to find that when forced to run them on hardware and network configurations altered by disaster, they don’t always work. AppLogic packages applications with their data and infrastructure, so this problem doesn’t occur.”
Lynn added that the company decided to start with MySQL, as it is the most pervasive relational database management system available today.
AppLogic is a grid operating system which enables utility computing for running and scaling Web applications. AppLogic is vendor-neutral as it uses advanced virtualization
technologies to be completely compatible with existing operating systems, middleware and Web applications. Applications are assembled using completely self-contained software components called virtual appliances. When run, the software in the virtual appliance operates in a completely virtualized execution space consisting of a virtual machine and virtualized access to storage and networks.
"We are stunned by the immense power and flexibility of the 3Tera Grid," said James Puddicombe, CEO of Voodoo, an e-business consultancy company in the United Kingdom. “Because we help our clients make the best use of leading technologies, the speed with which we were able to create a multi-replicated MySQL database system using the freely-provided drag-and-drop components in AppLogic shows why we are committing all our customers to the platform. In less than a day we were able to create a three-database circular replication process, with a fourth database providing real-time reporting facilities. In the past such a configuration has taken us weeks to get up to a state of production readiness.”
Silkfair, an e-commerce startup company that has been using AppLogic for more than a year, said AppLogic allows it to control and expand infrastructure. Silkfair recently migrated to a new datacenter and, thanks to AppLogic, the company was able to accomplish this with just one command.
“Having MySQL replication as a standard feature in AppLogic is very exciting for enhancing performance, reducing complexity and giving us additional path for online backup capabilities, which is an important part of a full disaster recovery solution” said Albert Wu, CTO at Silkfair, in a statement.
Achieving an effective disaster recovery solution has always been difficult and expensive. By adding MySQL replication as a standard solution in AppLogic, 3Tera delivers affordable solutions to businesses of all sizes.
Mani Soundararajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Mani’s articles, please visit his columnist page.