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How Application Recovery Kits Help With Application Intelligence And Configuration


Guest: Ian Allton (LinkedIn)
Company: SIOS Technology Corp. (Twitter)
Show: To The Point
Keywords: High Availability Cluster Software, HA Cluster

The Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) that come with SIOS Lifekeeper provide application-specific intelligence while helping to automate the configuration process. With the HANA ARK, it will find the HANA instance during configuration and will present the customer with the instance. HANA ARK makes sure the input they get from the user is consistent with what they find. SIOS Technology’s SAP ARK is intelligent enough to know that ERS and ASCS should be hosted on separate nodes. Open source HA, on the other hand, does not have this level of intelligence or detailed configuration check as there is no validation of the input unlike HANA ARK. The Generic Application Recovery Kit allows a customer to use SIOS LifeKeeper and start, stop and check scripts for any application. Ian Allton, Solutions Architect at SIOS Technology, explains in further detail how ARKs work in this video.

About Ian Allton: Ian Allton, Solutions Architect at SIOS Technology Corp., has more than 20 years of experience in helping enterprise IT teams implement high availability and disaster protection strategies to protection their mission-critical Linux applications from downtime. Before joining SIOS, Ian worked for Hitachi where he served as principal Technical Consultant in the America’s File and Content Global Services Practice and as Master Pre-Sales Technical Consultant.

About SIOS Technology: SIOS Technology Corp. high availability and disaster recovery solutions ensure availability and eliminate data loss for critical Windows and Linux applications operating across physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid cloud environments. SIOS clustering software is essential for any IT infrastructure with applications requiring a high degree of resiliency, ensuring uptime without sacrificing performance or data – protecting businesses from local failures and regional outages, planned and unplanned. Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. ( is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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