Neverfail for Exchange
Effective business performance depends on effective communication. Email applications have become a lifeline for businesses of all sizes and users rely on these applications for business critical communication, scheduling, and collaboration. Downtime of these applications is costly to business productivity and revenue.
- Can your business afford a loss of communications at critical moments?
- Will your customers tolerate impaired service?
- Can you guarantee service availability when your business needs it most?
- How much does you business rely on Microsoft Exchange?
- Not answer key customer emails about problems they are having?
- Not receive essential materials because you couldn't communicate with your supplier?
- Not turn up for an appointment because you couldn't view your schedule?
- Not receive and act on that customer order you were expecting today?
- Not send out that report that you had promised to deliver? All because your Exchange server was down?
- All because your Exchange Server was down?
Neverfail for Exchange replicates the complete application environment to a secondary server to ensure no single point of failure. Neverfail for Exchange constantly onitors your Exchange service and underlying system and proactively manages application or component failures. If a problem occurs, Neverfail for Exchange can either fix the problem or switch-over to the secondary system. In the event of a major system failure, Neverfail for Exchange will immediately detect the absence of the primary server, will failover, and restart Exchange on the secondary server, continuing service provision without impacting end-users.
Comprehensive failure detection:
- Monitors operating system, hardware, data (file system), network and Exchange application
- Heartbeat between systems to ensure system & network integrity and rapid fault detection
- Monitors key email services (inc. POP3, IMAP, SMTP) as well as Exchange
- Replicates complete Exchange environment:
- Captures logical I/Os and asynchronously replicates data to secondary server
- Replicates Registry information (including active directory settings)
- Verifies data contents are same on both servers
- Dedicated Neverfail Channel for robust and high performance server to server communications
- Repairs failed services and applications to keep the Exchange service up and running
- For more serious problems, can restart Exchange or switchover to secondary server
- Controlled shutdown of Exchange on the primary server and transfer of control to secondary with minimum downtime and no data loss
- Simple automatic switchback to the primary
- Allows for maintenance and upgrades to take place while secondary runs Exchange
- Immediate transfer of control to secondary server in the event of a major failure on the primary
- Failover heartbeat can be run over a shared or dedicated network with single of dual channels
- Seamlessly switchback after failover to normal application state
- Provides complete operational control after failover
- Easy to install - installation can be completed simply by IT staff with minimal downtime of your existing Exchange server
- Works across dissimilar hardware - secondary server can be dissimilar to primary
- Does not require specialist software - works with your existing Exchange software and at the logical I/O level so does not need clustering versions of Exchange or Windows.
- Uses standard networking technologies - servers can be physically separated for site protection.
- Replicates data - does not require shared storage infrastructure but maintains exact copy for greater availability and robustness. Only replicates changes to the data.
- Drastically reduces downtime for ongoing maintenance - Primary server can be upgraded and maintained while secondary server provides service. Primary server resumes service and changed data is automatically copied back.
Neverfail for Exchange requires a secondary server for switchover and failover purposes.
Licensing is generally based on the server with the greater number of CPUs within a logical pair.
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