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IT Continuity Engine

Introducing IT Continuity Engine

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine ensures continuous application availability against all possible types of threats and failures.

Real-time Health Monitoring and Run-time system remediation

IT Continuity Engine proactively monitors system and application health in real-time, looking for patterns of degradation and failure. It uses a broad range of instruments to monitor the health of an application eco-system, from the availability, capacity, and consumption of system-level resources to application-level behavior such as response times, service and database availability. These parameters are interpreted by a rules-base system that identifies potential application failure signatures in real time before a failure actually occurs and determines what remediation actions and escalations to take.

Automatic Failover/failback

The most important assets requiring protection are the application’s files and databases. Engine protects these through real-time replication of all relevant data including configuration information and registry settings to a hot-standby server and remote disaster recovery instance.

When a potential application or server error is detected, a set of pre-determined rules are executed to perform a managed switchover to a hot-standby instance before the primary application actually fails. These preventative and protective actions are performed very rapidly and with zero data loss.

Of course, some failures will occur without warning. In this case, Engine can automatically perform a fully automated failover, typically in less than one minute, to restore application services to production. The Engine’s data replication can also be configured to keep either one or two hot-standby systems continuously synchronized with the production application. In this fashion, local failures may be resolved with failover to a local hot-standby instance, while site-level outages trigger failover to a remote disaster recovery instance.

Once problems with the production system have been resolved, failback is also a fully automated and non-disruptive activity.

Operate in fail safe environments for planned maintenance.

Perform server migrations and system upgrades and regular maintenance with minimal risk and no user downtime. Engine, mirrors the application and data from the existing system in real-time to a new system, configuring it as a live standby instance. During the migration, both systems run in tandem in an active-passive state, allowing system administrators to switch-over and switch-back between to the two as they gain confidence in the new or upgraded system. Once fully verified, the pairing is dissolved and the legacy systems retired.

Seamless protection of any Application Any Platform and No Single Points of Failure

Taming multi-tier, multi-component complexity, IT Continuity Engine can aggregate any arbitrary set of application components into a single unit for the purpose of failover and failback, hence any Windows server based applications can be easily protected.

Engine will protect your critical applications wherever they reside. A single solution that spans across hetrogenous server environments – Vmware, Xenserver and Hyper-V guests as well as stand-alone physical servers. with no dependencies on shared storage, so there’s no single point of failure.

Business application groups expedite and coordinate failover of your most critical multi-tier applications, across multiple servers or even across different platforms.

Cost effective

Built-in Replication. By working across heterogeneous hardware, not requiring shared storage, or depending on other storage replication software, Engine significantly reduces the overall cost of replication.

Built-in WAN Acceleration. Engine’s built-in data compression and data de-duplication capabilities significantly reduce disaster recovery operational costs by reducing WAN replication by up to 80%.

Integrated Data Protection. Engine protects against data corruption and data loss via integration with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to provide roll-back capabilities.

Extend virutalisation investments with VMware Integration

VMware vSphere Client Plug-in. Engine clusters can be managed using the Neverfail Engine plug-in for the VMware vSphere client. This plug-in also facilitates point-and-click deployment of new Engine clusters.

VMware vSphere HA, vMotion and Storage vMotion Integration. Engine extends application intelligence and proactive application health monitoring to workloads running on VMware vSphere infrastructure.

VMware SRM integration. Engine adds disaster recovery capabilities for physical machines within VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) during execution of VMware SRM recovery plans.

Microsoft Cluster Protection.

Engine significantly expands protection capabilities of Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) and Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) based application clusters.
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