The most common way to protect ERPs from downtime is failover clustering because it is cost efficient and usually delivers over 99.99% availability for these applications. Ian Allton, Solutions Architect at SIOS Technology, explains that one example is that you would run an SAP ERP system on a primary server, then with failover clustering software you would configure a second server with the same specifications as the first. The failover cluster software will monitor the operation system and the application. If an issue is detected, it will failover the software from the primary server to the secondary one, avoiding an outage. Allton discusses further in this video why it is important to have a clustering application that is intelligent. To find out some of the key points to bear in mind for protecting ERPs, watch 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. (https://us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide.
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