LiveTime Software releases service management appliance

LiveTime Software, a provider of Java 2 Enterprise Edition-based service management software, has announced the general availability of the LiveTime Appliance, which the company claims is the industry's first service management appliance.

Designed exclusively for 64-bit operation, the appliance has been specifically optimized for high concurrent access, fault tolerance, and security and is based on Sun's Solaris 10, according to the company.

The appliance is designed for organizations that want a pre-configured, hardened service and support solution with no maintenance, LiveTime says. Customers can use built-in MySQL or PostgreSQL RDBMS, or connect to any third-party database such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase and many others.

The appliance can be run as a standalone system, application or database server and is available in seven configurations including single, dual- and dual-core processors on AMD Opteron and Sun UltraSPARC IIIi processors. It can also be configured in clusters for greater redundancy and failover.

In addition, the LiveTime appliance comes pre-installed with MySQL 4.1, PostgreSQL 8.0, Apache Web Server 2.0, Apache Tomcat 5.5 and Java 5.