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LINBIT Celebrates One Millionth Download of DRBD Open Source High Availability Software with “I’m Highly Available” Challenge

March 29
06:55 2017

Beaverton, OR – LINBIT, the de-facto standard in Open Source High Availability (HA) software announced today that the DRBD software has been downloaded for the one millionth time. LINBIT is celebrating the occasion with the “I‘m Highly Available” Challenge, which will promote achievements in implementing enterprise-class, mission critical deployments using DRBD and other open source software. To streamline the customer experience, the company also announced the merging of their two sites: and

“High Availability software is the last stronghold of proprietary solutions for enterprise IT,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT. “Now, that stronghold has also been captured by the Open Source movement.”

“One million downloads for High Availability software is a phenomenal achievement not just for LINBIT but for the whole Open Source software movement,” said Brian Hellman, COO of LINBIT. “LINBIT software is used by hundreds of thousands of organizations of all sizes. From enterprise to service providers, it is embedded in products across the globe through independent software vendors and established equipment manufacturers under OEM agreements.”

LINBIT is celebrating the occasion by showcasing customer use cases. The “I’m Highly Available” Challenge asks LINBIT users to share their experiences and successes in deploying mission-critical applications using Open Source software. Those submitting their stories will have the opportunity to receive rewards including an interview with LINBIT CEO, Philipp Reisner. More details and how to get involved can be found at:

LINBIT also merged its two popular sites under The new consolidated site automatically redirects users of to the same content now housed in

“The two websites merging into one really simplifies the process of finding what a customer needs. From tech docs to case studies, we now have one website that has it all! This is a great move and will now truly be a ‘one stop shop’ for all the information you desire!” said Walter Lucero, Owner, Baynet Argentina.

Motivated by the Open Source movement, the LINBIT team began work to develop the DRBD platform in 1999. With steady growth and market adoption, the DRBD software has emerged as the primary competitor to traditional proprietary solutions for enterprise and cloud providers. LINBIT will continue to support its community to solve challenges and ensure data stays available and replicated, allowing services to persevere in the face of failures or a disaster.

LINBIT is a sponsor of and exhibitor at HostingCon ( at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 3-6. Visit LINBIT at Booth 317.

LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and the de-facto open standard for high availability software for enterprise and cloud computing. DRBD is deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide to provide High Availability (HA), Geo-Clustering for Disaster Recovery (DR), and Software Defined Storage (SDS) for OpenStack based clouds. Visit us at,, or

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