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SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of intelligent application availability, has announced the GA release of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5 clustering software.

The protection suite features advanced automation, application-aware monitoring, and failover orchestration.

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux includes:

  • SIOS LifeKeeper – Flexible failover clustering software that monitors the entire application stack and orchestrates application-aware failover.
  • SIOS DataKeeper – Fast, efficient host-based, block-level data replication for mirroring local storage in a SANless cluster configuration or replicating to remote locations or cloud for disaster recovery.
  • Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) – Extensions to SIOS LifeKeeper that integrate with applications to provide intelligent methods for simplifying setup, automating manual tasks, and handling diverse application recovery events. They detect application-level failures and ensure application-specific best practices are maintained throughout the failover process.

The newly available SIOS Protection Suite version 9.5 includes intelligent application availability tools and utilities that automate configuration, validate user input, provide application monitoring, and ensure that failover automatically complies with application best-practices.

These features make it easy for enterprises, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and cloud providers to create and manage HA clusters in complex SAP S/4HANA environments.

“HA is complex for simple systems. With complicated and intricate SAP environments it can be a monstrous task. Eliminating the need for manual setup, scripting, and specialized skills are essential in minimizing the inherent risk of error,” said Michael Bilancieri, SVP Products, and Marketing, SIOS Technology.

SAP S/4HANA environments comprise multiple services that need to be maintained in the right locations and started up in the right order. Manually configuring and managing clusters in these complex environments can be time-consuming and prone to human errors that increase the risk of catastrophic downtime and data loss.

“For the first time, companies can confidently migrate their SAP environments to the cloud and meet strict availability SLAs with a single comprehensive solution designed exclusively for SAP S/4HANA.”

The 9.5 version of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux expands SIOS’ extensive support matrix to include support for the latest Linux operating systems and databases, including RHEL 8.1, CentOS 8.0, CentOS 8.1, Oracle 8.0, Oracle 8.1.


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