Eliminating User Downtime<br />Using Virtualisation To Reduce the Cost and Increase Effectiveness of Disaster recovery and...
What Do We Do?<br /><ul><li>Continuous, uninterrupted user access to all critical applications and information without int...
High Availability and Disaster recovery
Application Aware
Avoid unscheduled and scheduled loss of service
No loss of business, no loss of productivity
Meet or exceed service level agreements
Maintain reputation with key users
Exploit commodity application platforms
Proactive approach to 24x7 Continuous Availability, Resiliency and Disaster Recovery</li></li></ul><li>Working In Conjunct...
Protecting Availability of an Application<br />Primary<br />Server<br />Secondary<br />Server<br />Neverfail Channel<br />...
Protecting Physical & Virtual (P2V2V “Local HA+DR”)<br />Virtual<br />Tertiary(s)<br />(DR)<br />Virtual<br />Secondary(s)...
Business Application<br />Business-Centric Management & Protection<br />Traditionally, servers of like functionality are g...
A Single Point of Management<br />Continuous Availability Director<br />Enables Business-Critical systems to be managed an...
Business Process (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance etc.)
Business Service (Accounting, Payroll Processing etc.)
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Whether it’s a SQL database on a physical server or a full application farm on a virtual cluster any downtime will
interrupt business. This session show’s how the combination of Neverfail and VMware accelerates implementation
times and reduces costs of business continuity and disaster recovery across physical and virtual platforms.

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Eliminating User Downtime: Using virtualization to reduce the cost & increase the effectiveness of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

  1. 1. Eliminating User Downtime<br />Using Virtualisation To Reduce the Cost and Increase Effectiveness of Disaster recovery and Business Continuity<br />20th October 2010<br />
  2. 2. What Do We Do?<br /><ul><li>Continuous, uninterrupted user access to all critical applications and information without interruption
  3. 3. High Availability and Disaster recovery
  4. 4. Application Aware
  5. 5. Avoid unscheduled and scheduled loss of service
  6. 6. No loss of business, no loss of productivity
  7. 7. Meet or exceed service level agreements
  8. 8. Maintain reputation with key users
  9. 9. Exploit commodity application platforms
  10. 10. Proactive approach to 24x7 Continuous Availability, Resiliency and Disaster Recovery</li></li></ul><li>Working In Conjunction With Virtualisation<br />Delivering Business Value<br />Provides Fast, User Transparent, “Application-Aware”, Site Failover/Failback for Business-Critical Applications<br />Neverfail failover time = a few seconds to a few minutes<br />Supports Multi-Site, Mixed Physical / Virtual Environments<br />Replicate across any storage type – SAN, DAS, iSCSI, FC<br />Failover between any server type - P2P, P2V, V2P, V2V, P2V2V etc.<br />On any virtualization platform - VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix<br />Across any distance – LAN, MAN, WAN<br />One solution for both High Availability & Disaster Recovery<br />Brings Application Awareness, Intelligence and Automation to the Business Continuity Process<br />Provides a Business-Centric View of Business Applications,Application Servers, IT Services, and their Interdependencies <br />Provides a Single Point of Management and Control<br />Neverfail – The power behind VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat<br />
  11. 11. Protecting Availability of an Application<br />Primary<br />Server<br />Secondary<br />Server<br />Neverfail Channel<br />LAN or WAN<br />HBP<br />HBS<br />Benefits<br />Provides application-aware High Availability and Disaster Resiliency<br />Fast, user transparent failover/failback<br />No disruption to applications, as primary applications are untouched<br />Neverfail replication enables any-to-any storage replication<br />No SAN required, which reduces cost & removes single point of failure<br />Physical, Virtual, Combination<br />Transparent failover and failback<br />Planned and unplanned outages<br />
  12. 12. Protecting Physical & Virtual (P2V2V “Local HA+DR”)<br />Virtual<br />Tertiary(s)<br />(DR)<br />Virtual<br />Secondary(s)<br />(HA)<br />Physical<br />Primary(s)<br />Neverfail<br />WANSmart<br />vXtenderLicensing<br />vXtenderLicensing<br /> up to 30x<br />traffic reduction<br />ESX / Hyper-V Host(s)<br />ESX / Hyper-V Host(s)<br />Remote Site<br />Local Site<br />Benefit Summary<br />Provides fast, user transparent, application-aware failover/failback<br />Provides complete Continuous Availability (local HA and remote DR)<br />WANSmart reduces RTO, RPO & bandwidth costs<br />Neverfail replication enables any-to-any storage replication<br />No SAN required, which reduces cost & removes single point of failure<br />Flexible application failover as full site recovery is not required<br />vXtender lowers licensing cost of protecting all virtual servers<br />LAN<br />
  13. 13. Business Application<br />Business-Centric Management & Protection<br />Traditionally, servers of like functionality are grouped together for availability & protection, leading to multiple, standalone availability solutions and incomplete protection for the Business Application<br />Web Server<br />Web Server<br />Neverfail takes a Business-Centric approach and manages and protects the complete<br />Business application, including: -<br />Load Balancing<br />?????<br />Index<br />Server<br />Query<br />Server<br />Admin<br />Server<br />Excel Calculation<br />Server<br />Complete Protection for Business Applications<br />MS Clustering<br />Database Mirroring<br />Application Server<br />Application Server<br />Database Server<br />Database Server<br />
  14. 14. A Single Point of Management<br />Continuous Availability Director<br />Enables Business-Critical systems to be managed and protected in a Business-Centric manner e.g. by: -<br /><ul><li>Business System (SharePoint, Mobile Messaging, Web Application etc.)
  15. 15. Business Process (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance etc.)
  16. 16. Business Service (Accounting, Payroll Processing etc.)
  17. 17. Organizational Structure (New York Office, Media Div., Finance Dept. etc.)</li></ul>Provides centralized monitoring, management & configuration for all Business-Critical systems and application server interdependencies<br />Provides centralized Global Health status (alerts, alarms etc.)<br />Provides detailed, real-time graphical representation of switchover, failover status progress<br />Provides simplified roll-up status of rules and events, through collapsible display options (for Memory, disk, processor etc.)<br />Provides simplified visualization and configuration of alerts<br />
  18. 18. Customer Example - Disaster Recovery with Neverfail<br />Lombard Illinois <br />Data Center/Call Center<br />Nashville Tennessee <br />Data Center<br />=<br />60 + virtual servers/50 + TB EMC storage<br />VMware ESX<br />50 + virtual servers/35 + TB DELL storage<br />VMware ESXi<br />
  19. 19. Neverfail Protection<br />Lombard Illinois <br />Nashville Tennessee<br />Web Server x4<br />Web Server x4<br />Print Server x1<br />Print Server x1<br />Blackberry x1<br />Blackberry x1<br />Application Server x6<br />Application Server x6<br />File Server x7<br />File Server x7<br />Email Server x5<br />Email Server x5<br />SQL Server x4<br />SQL Server x4<br />Other x17<br />Other x13<br />Domain Controller x4<br />48 Cores<br />64 Cores<br />
  20. 20. Fast Track’s Disaster Recovery Setup<br />Primary Site located in Victoria London.<br />Physical Server Infrastructure<br />HP DL and Blade Servers<br />EVA HP SAN<br />Cisco Network<br />Expo 100meg Internet Connection<br />Secondary Site located in Maidenhead, Colocation<br />VmwareServer Infrastructure<br />HP DL Servers<br />MSA HP SAN<br />Cisco Network<br />40meg Internet Connection<br />
  21. 21. Fast Track’s use of Neverfail in Anger<br />Crystal Palace Diamond League Athletics 13th – 14th August 2010.<br />GB Basketball – NIA Birmingham<br />Enforced power outage on the 14th<br />Services Required<br />MS Exchange <br />Blackberry Enterprise Server<br />SQL 2005 (Photo Accreditation and Results)<br />Active Directory<br />File and Print<br />BBC Live for 4 hours<br />No power available in Primary Office<br />Multi Million £ Contracts running for over a decade<br />Aviva, BBC Sport (UK and Global TV distribution) Reputation<br />
  22. 22. Complementing vMotion and VMware HA<br />Neverfail vAppHA<br />Provides complete, “Application-Aware” protection for business critical applications running on Vmware<br />Extends VMware HA & FT to protect against application failures, software failures, performance degradation, configuration failures & user error<br />Automatically detects, protects and restarts failed applications and/or initiates a VM VMotion to a different host<br />Integrates with vCenter monitoring to provide task activity updates, current status reports, start/stop times etc.<br />Avoids planned and unplanned downtime<br />vAppHA<br />
  23. 23. Scenarios for vAppHA<br />Application Service Failure<br /> vAppHA restarts the service<br />Persistent application failure or performance related problem<br />vAppHA can trigger graceful VM restart or vMotion to another host<br />Problem with VMware HA configuration<br />vAppHA alerts if configuration changes affect availability<br />SQL Server database goes off-line<br />vAppHA can bring the database back online<br />IIS Website becomes unavailable<br />vAppHA can detect and restart IIS<br />SQL Server db query time out signals performance problem<br />vMotion VM to a designated ESX host<br />The OS stops responding from depleted resources<br />Works with vSphere 4.1 Application Heartbeat API<br />
  24. 24. vAppHA for VMware - Product Positioning<br />Complete Solutions for both Physical & Virtual Environments<br />*Clustered ESX servers only<br />
  25. 25. Neverfail – The complete solution for Continuous Availability across Physical, Virtual and San Infrastructures<br />Primary Site<br />(Production)<br />Remote Site<br />(Continuous Availability)<br />Neverfail vAppHA<br />Application Aware failover<br />for VMware HA/FT & Hyper-V<br />Production<br />Workloads<br />SAN<br />SAN<br />Neverfail vXtenderTM<br />Leverage ESX/Hyper-V for <br />High Availability of Physical <br />Tier-1 Business Applications<br />Neverfail Monitoring ,Replication and Failover<br />Neverfail WANSmartTM<br />Up to 30x traffic reduction<br />Heterogeneous Infrastructure<br />RTO = Seconds to ~2mins<br />Remote Site<br />(Disaster Recovery)<br />Production<br />Workloads<br />VMwarevCenter Server Heartbeat (OEM)<br />Protection for VMware: - <br />- vCenter Server<br />- View <br />- SRM<br />WAN<br />Array Based Replication<br />+ VMware SRM<br />Homogeneous Infrastructure<br />RTO = > 20mins to several hours<br />
  26. 26. vAppHA - What the Analysts have to say (ESG)<br />“Hardware failure is only one of the causes of downtime. The operating system could hang, the application could crash, and processes running on the virtual machine could consume excess CPU or memory resources—slowing an application to a crawl. Current solutions from virtualization vendors will not help in these situations.”<br />“Neverfail takes workload availability to the next level—in both virtual and physical environments - enhancing VMware’s VM protection offerings through integrating its application awareness products with VMware infrastructure-level HA.”<br />- Mark Bowker and Lauren Whitehouse, Enterprise Strategy Group<br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />abarnes@neverfailgroup.com<br />www.neverfailgroup.com<br />

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