Simple and Economical High Availability Software

  • High Availability

    Simple software-only solution

    Real-time replication, load balancing, failover

    Simple clustering software. Load balancing, real-time replication and failover.
  • Broadcasting

    Thomson Video Networks uses SafeKit as OEM

    More than 50 clusters deployed on Windows

    Broadcasting solutions of Thomson Video Networks are secured with SafeKit. More than 50 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Windows.
  • Video surveillance

    Samsung CCTV, Vinci GTIE, TIL Techno

    More than 10 clusters deployed on Windows by TIL Techno

    Video surveillance applications of TIL Technologies are secured with SafeKit. More than 10 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Windows with SQL Server.
  • Supervision of subway

    ATOS, ALSTOM, RATP

    20 clusters deployed on Windows and Linux on Paris subway line 1

    Critical applications which monitor the Paris subway line 1 are secured with SafeKit. 20 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Windows and Linux.
  • Bank

    Axway EAI & EDI, Natixis, Wellington IT

    More than 30 clusters deployed on AIX and Windows at Natixis

    Banking applications at Natixis are secured with SafeKit. More than 30 SafeKit clusters are deployed on AIX and Windows.
  • Firefighter and emergency medical call centers

    Systel products on SQL Server

    More than 30 clusters deployed on Windows

    Firefighter and emergency medical call centers are secured by Systel with SafeKit. More than 30 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Windows with SQL Server.
  • Air traffic control

    DFS, Copperchase in many airports

    More than 20 clusters deployed on Windows by Copperchase

    Air traffic control solutions of Copperchase are secured in airports with SafeKit. More than 20 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Windows.
  • ERP in industry

    Sydel ERP based on Oracle

    More than 20 clusters deployed on Linux and AIX

    Sydel ERP is deployed in food industry with SafeKit. More than 20 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Linux and AIX with Oracle.
  • Army

    Bull and Thales for the French Army

    14 clusters deployed on Windows and Linux

    ERP HA and load balancing of the French army are made with SafeKit. 14 SafeKit clusters are deployed on Windows and Linux.

Partner testimonials about the SafeKit high availability software

1 – The ideal product for a software publisher [+]

Testimonial of Philippe Vidal, Product Manager, Thomson Video Networks, Broadcasting:

“SafeKit is the ideal application clustering solution for a software publisher looking for a simple and economical high availability software. We are deploying SafeKit worldwide and we currently have more than 50 SafeKit clusters on Windows with our critical broadcasting application through terrestrial, satellite, cable and IP-TV. SafeKit implements the continuous and real-time replication of our database as well as the automatic failover of our application for software and hardware failures.”

2  -The product very easy to deploy for a reseller [+]

Testimonial of Jean-Marc Mesona, Technical Director, TIL Technologies, Video surveillance:

“SafeKit is a high availability solution very easy to deploy. We are specialized in access control and technical management of buildings. We resell our solutions through a reseller channel without skills in IT infrastructure or high availability. It was possible for us to customize the installation of SafeKit. Since then, the time of preparation and implementation has been significantly reduced. More than 10 clusters are deployed today.”

3 – The product to gain time for a system integrator [+]

Testimonial of Philippe Marsol, Integration Manager, Atos, BU Transport:

“SafeKit is a simple and powerful product for application high availability. We have integrated SafeKit in our critical projects like the supervision of Paris metro Line 4 (the control room) or Marseille Line 1 and 2 (the operations center). Thanks to the simplicity of the product, we gained time for the integration and validation of the solution and we had also quick answers to our questions with a responsive Evidian team.”

All-in-one high availability

For the same price, SafeKit provides load balancing, synchronous byte-level file replication, failover. Save costs of network boxes, replicated SAN storage and enterprise editions of OS and DB.

Zero specific skill

No special computer skills are required to deploy a SafeKit high availability solution on two servers.

Zero hardware extra cost

Forget about shared disks, replicated SAN storage… SafeKit is hardware independent and runs on your existing physical servers, or in virtual machines, or in the cloud.

Zero software extra cost

SafeKit works with the standard editions of OS and databases: standard editions of Windows, Linux, AIX, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Firebird, mySQL, PostgreSQL or other database or files.

Simplicity of a mirror cluster with real-time replication and failover

In the following video, you will see real-time file replication and failover of the free Microsoft SQL Server Express edition between 2 Windows 2012 R2 servers (180 days evaluation).

All the steps are presented in less than 15 mn in the video: how to configure the cluster and how the cluster operates on failures? If you want to test this cluster in two VMs, see this article: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 cluster with replication and failover.

This video is an example of a mirror cluster architecture which works on Windows, Linux or AIX with other databases or flat files.

Simplicity of a farm cluster with network load balancing and failover

In the following video, you will see network load balancing and failover of Apache between 2 Windows 2012 R2 servers (180 days evaluation).

All the steps are presented in less than 5 mn: how to configure the cluster and how the cluster operates on failures? If you want to test this cluster in two VMs, see this article: Apache load balancing and failover.

This video is an example of a farm cluster architecture which works on Windows, Linux or AIX.

More videos

If you want see more videos, look at the tutorials which present the high availability cluster management with SafeKit.

SafeKit high availability architectures

The 3 best practices after over 15 years of experience

Application clustering software for a software publisherDeploy business continuity software in an Enterprise without specific IT skillsSimple software SAN and economical disaster recovery solution

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Make the right choice

There are different types of high availability solutions on the market and among these solutions, SafeKit is characterized by its simplicity as discussed below. Note that you can download this high availability guide for choosing the right solution for your critical application.

Software clustering vs hardware clustering

You have two choices when building a server cluster: either a software clustering like SafeKit or a hardware clustering. SafeKit is much more simple to implement.

Shared nothing vs shared disk cluster

SafeKit is a shared nothing cluster and not a shared disk cluster. There is no shared disk to configure and the servers can be easily put in remote computer rooms without the need of a SAN and replicated bays of disks.

VM HA vs Application HA

VM HA implements high availability at the virtual machine level, while Application HA implements high availability at the application level. To choose between VM HA vs Application HA, read this article.

Byte-level file replication vs block-level disk replication

With byte-level file replication and contrary to block-level disk replication,  you just have to define the directories of files that you want to replicate in real-time. SafeKit is a  file-based replication solution. There is no special disk to configure which would be entirely replicated.

Synchronous replication vs asynchronous replication

If you choose the SafeKit synchronous replication and not an asynchronous replication, then you will have no data loss on failover.

Network load balancing with no network prerequisite

SafeKit is an alternative to Microsoft NLB multicast or unicast in VMware without requiring special network configuration. And it is running on Windows (7,8), Linux and AIX.


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