HardwarePT, the industrial computing and connectivity business unit of SolutionsPT, is adding the everRun suite of fault-tolerance, availability and disaster recovery software products to its portfolio. The software is being launched as the result of a strategic alliance with Massachusetts-based Marathon Technologies.
everRun is a suite of fault-tolerant, high-availability and disaster recovery software that creates a highly resilient application environment for Windows products, from the network and storage devices to the server and application.
The addition of everRun to its product range extends HardwarePT's offering and comes at a key time, with the adoption of virtualisation technology accelerating. According to HardwarePT, everRun helps to synchronise, monitor, correct and repair application problems to prevent downtime. It provides a single, unified management platform instead of the conventional multiple-point model consisting of storage, application, server and network resources.
Mike Lees, the business manager at SolutionsPT, states: "Using everRun is like having an industrial IT expert constantly on call. It automatically monitors all of your components and synchronises data between them. Furthermore, proactive failure alerts notify you when something may need attention, such as an increase in I/O errors on a storage device, for example.
"I believe that genuine availability is now becoming a real option in industry. We are beginning to dispel some of the myths that have sprung up, like the idea that a disaster recovery plan is an adequate option by itself, just because the recovery process is getting faster. However, the stakes are very high in the engineering sector. You are not just recovering the photos of your holidays or a few Word documents. A true availability strategy should focus on making sure that the disaster does not happen in the first place. Prevention is much better than cure."
HardwarePT says that automation software vendors, including Wonderware and Rockwell Automation, rely on everRun to create a resilient, always-on environment. everRun is completely hardware-agnostic, running on most common platforms. It requires no scripting or application modifications to install, and is fully automated, enabling IT staff to devote their time to adding value to the organisation. It is currently in use by over 3000 companies globally.
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