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MySQL Network For SCO OpenServer 6

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The SCO Group announced availability of the MySQL Network for SCO OpenServer 6 at the National Retail Federation Show on Monday. This will allow their customers and channel partners to benefit from high performance, low-cost, easy-to-manage solutions platform.

MySQL Network is a comprehensive, cost-effective subscription offering that provides modern businesses with everything they need to successfully develop and deploy ANSI-SQL database solutions with MySQL. It includes access to certified MySQL software (certified binaries), updates and upgrades, proactive alerts and advisors, the online MySQL knowledgebase, and full production-level technical support.

“SCO OpenServer 6 and MySQL Network Edition provide a complete, certified and fully tested solution for customers running mission-critical database applications in their business,” said Tim Negris, senior vice president of marketing, The SCO Group, Inc. “SCO OpenServer 6 customers who utilize this new MySQL offering can now develop and deploy enterprise-grade software applications supported by an extremely powerful and scalable database solution.”

“We are seeing tremendous uptake in MySQL adoption across the enterprise, and SCO is very well known and used extensively in the SMB and retail markets,” said Mark Burton, executive vice president of worldwide sales for MySQL AB. “MySQL Network is the perfect database solution for these SCO OpenServer customers looking to build and manage low-cost distributed business systems-without sacrificing reliability or speed.”

MySQL Network for SCO OpenServer 6 includes:

* Premier Enterprise-Class Production Support — high-level, fast responses directly from the developers of MySQL software.

* Certified Software — The certified binaries for SCO OpenServer 6 have been rigorously platform tested and authorized as reliable and ready for business-critical production use.

* MySQL Knowledge Base — a centralized library of hundreds of technical articles written by MySQL’s own developers and support staff. This searchable collection provides quick resolution to many issues, as well as troubleshooting, performance tips and best practices.

* MySQL Update Advisor — an automated message system that will alert customers of new and relevant MySQL certified software for their environment. The Update Advisor can also assist developers and database administrators with the installation and upgrade process. Alerts are available via email, pager, or SMS messages and the complete list of updates and alerts can also be viewed using a standard Web browser.

* Technical Alert Advisor — The Technical Alert system notifies customers about issues related to their specific computing environment — before they may adversely affect their applications. Also completely customizable, these bulletins cover such issues as operating system security vulnerabilities, new features, performance enhancements and important Knowledge Base articles.

MySQL software is currently available from SCO resellers throughout the world, offering SCO OpenServer customers a single point of contact. SCO will include a trial subscription to the MySQL Network enterprise database service with each new copy of SCO OpenServer 6-and offer the fully certified release of MySQL 5.0 Network subscriptions through its reseller channel in mid-to-late February 2006.
SCO offers a number of support levels for MySQL Network, including Basic, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Per-server pricing for a one year subscription to MySQL Network is:

* Basic = $595
* Silver = $1,995
* Gold = $2,995
* Platinum = $4,995

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

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