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1 February 2010 Hearbeat 3.0.2 released see the Release Notes

18 January 2009 Pacemaker 1.0.7 released see the Release Notes

16 November 2009 LINBIT new Heartbeat Steward see the Announcement

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ISO New England manages the New England region's electric bulk power generation and transmission systems and associated tariffs. ISO New England also administers the regional wholesale electricity marketplace on an Internet-based markets system

This entry provided by Matt Soffen and Rudy Pawul.

We've been using heartbeat since around June 1999 and have had it in production since sometime around version 0.4.3. Initial use was strictly a webserver using rsync to syncronize the small amount of data involved every 15 minutes or so. We are now using it on 20 production clusters running samba, Oracle, dhcp, many other applications and, of course, web servers. We now synchronize our data using DRBD, as well as rsync. Including development and integration environments, we have over 50 heartbeat clusters on site. Using heartbeat linux clusters provides us the high availability we require, while allowing us to reduce the initial added hardware costs and subsequent support costs associated with commercial Unixes.

Editor's note: ISO-NE was the first production heartbeat customer in the world. Rudy wrote much of the documentation, and Matt acts as release coordinator for FreeBSD and other non-Linux versions, and they even put the Linux-HA logo on their site. Special thanks go out to Rudy and Matt!