San Jose, Calif.-based
on Tuesday announced support of Mac OS X for its Emic Application Cluster (EAC) products. EAC products are designed to work with Apache and MySQL software to offer scaling, load-balanced Web and database service.
The news comes a couple of weeks following Apple’s own introduction of the
G5 Xserve, a new version of Apple’s 1U-tall rack-mounted server device that now uses the same kind of CPU as Apple’s Power Mac G5 pro desktop system. Emic Networks CEO Eero Teerikorpi called the new G5 Xserve “the ideal server for cross-platform file and print, workgroup management, video streaming, database applications, high-performance computing, and web and mail serving.”
With the addition of EAC, Teerikorpi added “… you now can add application cluster to this list.”
EAC provides not just scalability and load balancing to Web servers and MySQL-driven database servers, according to the developer, but also fault-tolerance and continuous availability.
EAC’s cost depends on whether you’re running single or dual-CPU systems; prices range from US$1,795 to $3,590 for the MySQL product to $1,195 to $2,390 for the Apache product. More details about both products and Emic’s Mac OS X support are available from the Web site.