AGTHIA rely on Neverfail® for Cluster Availability

Published March 24th, 2009 - 04:32 GMT

AGTHIA rely on Neverfail® for Cluster Availability
No Application Downtime Now a Reality for Clustered Deployments in the Middle East and North Africa

Neverfail®, a leading global software company providing affordable continuous availability and disaster recovery solutions, today announced the first sales of Neverfail ClusterProtectorTM in the Middle East. Neverfail ClusterProtector is the latest enhancement to Neverfail’s Continuous Availability Suite and is now being used by Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company, AGTHIA and its subsidiaries.
Neverfail ClusterProtector offers continuous data replication for Microsoft Windows Failover Clustering ensuring businesses can continuously access their mission-critical applications and data. Replication of application data is done in real-time over a wide area network to the remote disaster recovery site. Should a failure affect either the cluster site or its shared storage, Neverfail acts as a failsafe to keep businesses up and running with no need to reconnect any application. Neverfail ClusterProtector is available for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
“It is extremely difficult in the current economic situation, for IT departments to meet their high needs and requirements. With Neverfail solutions, IT directors can amplify their existing infrastructure and continue to deliver high quality IT services with an affordable and acceptable budget.” Said Basem Al Kayyali, Neverfail’s Regional Director, Middle East and Africa.
AGTHIA Group CEO Mr. Ilias Assimakopoulos said “We wanted business continuity in the event of site disaster and it will also provide confidence for our investors.”
“Thanks to Neverfail ClusterProtector we now have complete confidence that our clustered Exchange and SQL environments will remain continuously available, regardless of any problem with the site” said Mr Tariq Aziz, Projects and Business solutions Director, AGTHIA Group. “This ensures we meet our disaster recovery objectives and allows us to provide a better service to both our staff and clients”.
Through intelligent monitoring of the cluster, Neverfail ClusterProtector can proactively distinguish whether the cluster itself can handle a node failure or whether failover to the disaster site is necessary.  If failover is necessary, Neverfail seamlessly provides access to an identical copy of the protected application and its data at the disaster recovery site. Once the issue is resolved, Neverfail will seamlessly failback through a simple click of a button.
“Neverfail ClusterProtector is a bullet-proof solution,” said Paddy Falls, Neverfail’s Chief Technology Officer. “With our ‘shared-nothing’ architecture, continuity through a disaster with no application downtime is now possible for clustered deployments. We look forward to extending ClusterProtector to virtual environments upon Microsoft’s introduction of Hyper-V.”
For those who have not yet implemented Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Neverfail ClusterProtector also offers extended protection for Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) SQL and Exchange deployments. More information on Neverfail ClusterProtector can be found at www.neverfailgroup.com/clusterprotector.


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