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What Types Of Manufacturing Systems Need High Availability Protection?


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

Manufacturers using ERP systems and databases like SAP, SAP HANA, Oracle Database, SQL Server that need to manage a number of business processes through their operations need high availability (HA) protection. Ian Allton, Solutions Architect at SIOS Technology , explains there is a need for HA protection where outages in warehouse inventory, just-in-time delivery, production schedules, reporting, accounting, and other business systems, even for just a few minutes, would disrupt the business. He goes on to explain how it would not just be an isolated business operation that was affected but it would have a knock-on effect on other business operations too. Allton discusses further in this video why even a short outage can cause significant disruption.

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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