High Availability Software – Zero Extra Hardware

  • High Availability

    Simple software-only solution

    Real-time replication, load balancing, failover

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

    Thomson Video Networks uses SafeKit as OEM

    More than 80 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, Milestone, Vinci GTIE

    Many Samsung CCTV clusters have been deployed worldwide

    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.

All-in-one high availability

In one software product, SafeKit provides load balancing, synchronous byte-level file replication, application failover. Save costs of network load balancers, 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 costs

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 costs

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.

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

15 minutes webinar

Discover in 15 minutes how to implement a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP) with a simple piece of software. This webinar presents SafeKit mirror and farm architectures, best use cases, comparison to other solutions, application integration, free trial.

Demonstration 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.

If you want to implement this demonstration of a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 cluster with replication and failover, read the following article.

Demonstration 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.

If you want to implement this demonstration of Apache load balancing and failover, read the following article.

Demonstration of a Hyper-V cluster with load balancing, replication and failover of full virtual machines

This video shows how to simply build a Hyper-V cluster with SafeKit. The video shows the example of 2VMs with  load balancing between 2 physical servers, real-time replication of full VMs and automatic failover. Each VM is integrated inside an independent mirror module.

If you want to implement this demonstration of a Hyper-V cluster with load balancing, replication and failover, read this article.

More demonstrations

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

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Partner testimonials about the SafeKit high availability software

1 – The ideal product for a software publisher

“SafeKit is the ideal application clustering solution for a software publisher. We currently have deployed more than 80 SafeKit clusters worldwide with our critical TV broadcasting application.

2  - The product very easy to deploy for a reseller

“WithNCompany has deployed in South Korea many SafeKit high availability solutions with the Samsung Video Surveillance Platform. SafeKit is appreciated because the product is easy to install and very quickly deployed.”

3 – The product to gain time for a system integrator

“Thanks to a simple and powerful product, we gained time in the integration and validation of our critical projects like the supervision of Paris and Marseille metro lines (the control rooms).”

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.

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. With SafeKit, you can replicate application directories inside the system disk without having to configure the application to put these directories in a special replicated disk.

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.

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.


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