Data General has combined its Pentium Pro-based Aviion server with Firstwatch for NT from Veritas, software that was previously only available for Unix. Firstwatch enables system administrators to provide uninterrupted availability of NT servers, and allows for management and configuration from local or remote locations.
The company says it is targeting retail, health care, banking and other industries which require data integrity and high system availability.
Aviion NT Clusters can be used with two Aviion servers running up to four 200-MHz Pentium Pro processors each and up to 4GB of memory. The system comes with 512KB cache per processor and Clariion disk arrays.
Prices for the entry level Aviion NT Clusters will start at under $50,000 and will be available in October.