When Availability Matters the Most


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IT Continuity is a term used to describe the continuous availability of IT resources. In other words, it means no application downtime.

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When Availability Matters the Most

  1. 1. WHEN AVAILABILITY MATTERS THE MOST Why the Neverfail IT Continuity Engine delivers the best Tier-1 BCDR solution to complement your IT infrastructure
  2. 2. CONTINUOUS APPLICATION AVAILABILITY • Near-zero application downtime and data loss • Engine combines best of breed replication technology with highly automated recovery mechanisms to ensure that protected applications can be instantly started across Engine clustered nodes, across both planned and unplanned scenarios. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  3. 3. CONTINUOUS APPLICATION AVAILABILITY • Proactive application health monitoring • Engine monitors application health in real-time, looking for patterns of degradation and failure. If such patterns are detected, automated remediation mechanisms are triggered to prevent failures before they can occur. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  4. 4. CONTINUOUS APPLICATION AVAILABILITY • Multi-tier application groups across platforms • Engine can coordinate expedited failover of any arbitrary collection of application components spread across multiple servers, especially in the context of site failovers, and recover them in designated priority order. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  5. 5. CONTINUOUS APPLICATION AVAILABILITY • Reduces planned and unplanned downtime • Engine enables IT administrators to failover and failback critical applications between redundant cluster nodes or recovery sites, not only during impending failure events but also for planned maintenance operations such as application patching, datacenter upgrades or DR testing. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  6. 6. TOTAL PROTECTION AGAINST ANY THREAT • Unified continuous availability and disaster recovery • Engine provides comprehensive protection coverage against application, server, network, storage, or complete site failures in a single solution. It protects both locally as well as across remote sites. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  7. 7. TOTAL PROTECTION AGAINST ANY THREAT • Protection for physical, virtual, & cloud-based workloads • Engine is capable of delivering continuous availability and disaster recovery across any type of workload on any infrastructure, be it a physical machine, virtual machine, or cloud-based workload. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  8. 8. TOTAL PROTECTION AGAINST ANY THREAT • Local & off-site together with Tertiary option • Engine provides flexible topology options for extended redundancy. Engine-protected application clusters can be spread across up to 3 redundant nodes, combining local high availability and remote site disaster recovery as part of a single protection configuration. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  9. 9. TOTAL PROTECTION AGAINST ANY THREAT • Extends Microsoft clustering protection • Engine significantly expands protection capabilities of Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) and Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) based application clusters by adding replication and off-site disaster recovery to these cluster configurations without requiring any hardware changes. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  10. 10. SIMPLE • Rapid, highly automated deployment • Engine deployments are centralized and highly automated with end-to-end support for remote installation, built-in automated cloning of secondary replicas via integration with VMware vCenter Server and VMware Converter, auto-deployment of application plugins and multiple concurrent installs www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  11. 11. SIMPLE • Zero required changes to guest infrastructure to deploy or operate • Engine deploys its protection components by wrapping itself around an existing operating environment for applications and IT infrastructure such that no changes to existing configuration or licensing are required for Engine to be operational. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  12. 12. SIMPLE • Creates a single solution for VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, and physical servers • Engine by virtue of its application centric availability focus is platform-agnostic, thereby lending itself well to protecting any workload that runs on and across any type of virtualization platform or physical machines. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  13. 13. SIMPLE • Centralized management and push-button operation • Engine provides high automated and simplified capabilities for managing continuous availability and disaster recovery configurations within a centralized management console. Availability deployments and operations can be easily triggered by means of pushbutton menu options. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  14. 14. COST-EFFECTIVE • Built-in replication • Engine’s built-in replication eliminates data loss by delivering near-zero RPOs. By working across heterogeneous hardware, not requiring shared storage, or depending on other storage replication software, Engine significantly reduces the overall cost of replication. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  15. 15. COST-EFFECTIVE • Built-in WAN acceleration • Engine’s built-in data compression and data deduplication capabilities significantly reduce disaster recovery operational costs by reducing WAN replication traffic and associated network bandwidth requirements by up to 80%. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  16. 16. COST-EFFECTIVE • Integrated data protection • Engine provides a Data Rollback Module (DRM) that integrates with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to prevent data corruption and data loss by creating shadow copies of application data at the recovery location. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  17. 17. COST-EFFECTIVE • Lower TCO than separate solutions combined • Engine delivers comprehensive IT continuity protection at the highest service levels by unifying multiple availability and disaster recovery technologies into a single, easy-touse solution. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  18. 18. OPTIMIZED FOR VIRTUALIZATION • VMware vSphere Client plugin • Engine clusters can be managed within the context of the VMware vSphere management console using the Neverfail Engine plug-in for the VMware vSphere client. This plug-in also facilitates point-and-click deployment of new Engine clusters. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  19. 19. OPTIMIZED FOR VIRTUALIZATION • Optional stand-alone Windows client • Engine provides flexible options for management. In addition to the VMware vSphere Client plug-in for Engine, administrators can use a standalone Windows-based Engine client that offers advanced management capabilities. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  20. 20. OPTIMIZED FOR VIRTUALIZATION • VMware vSphere HA, vMotion and Storage vMotion integration • Engine extends application intelligence and proactive application health monitoring to workloads running on VMware vSphere infrastructure. Administrators can configure automated remediation triggers associated with VMware vSphere HA, vMotion, Storage vMotion, or enhanced vMotion actions, when application faults or degraded health conditions are detected www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  21. 21. OPTIMIZED FOR VIRTUALIZATION • VMware SRM integration • Engine adds disaster recovery capabilities for physical machines within VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) by enabling synchronized virtual machine replicas of protected physical machines to be recovered during execution of VMware SRM recovery plans. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  22. 22. OPTIMIZED FOR VIRTUALIZATION • Enables cross-platform failover of guest VM’s • Engine by virtue of being application-centric and platform-agnostic, can be leveraged for protecting applications across heterogeneous virtualization platforms. E.g. Administrators can switchover and switchback application state across VMware and HyperV virtual machines with no downtime or data loss. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  23. 23. TRY IT FOR FREE Regardless of the threat to downtime, IT Continuity Engine ensures continuous availability and access to critical data and applications without fail. Try it for free today. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com
  24. 24. ABOUT NEVERFAIL Neverfail is a leading global IT continuity management company. For more than 20 years, Neverfail has worked to make business continuity simple and help businesses around the world prepare for and protect themselves from disaster without missing a beat. Neverfail’s product offerings help thousands of customers around the world rest easier at night by providing continuous insight in to which IT infrastructure supports each business service, protecting critical applications against downtime and assuring that disaster recovery plans will always work. www.NEVERFAILGROUP.com