Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP) with a simple piece of software (webinar pdf ppt)

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How the SafeKit software can simplify and reduce costs of a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP)

A Business Continuity Plan needs to use network load balancing boxes for scalability of Web services, a shared disk to recover data, and a failover toolkit delivered in Enterprise editions of Operating Systems and databases. Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan BCP DRP with a simple software (webinar pdf ppt) The Disaster Recovery Plan makes the solution more complex and increases the cost by requiring disk bays replicated across a SAN between two geographically remote rooms. SafeKit is unique on the market because this simple software-only product includes 3 products in 1:

  1. Load balancing network boxes for scalability.
  2. Replication of disk bays across a SAN for disaster recovery.
  3. Failover toolkit for application high availability.

Without a shared disk or dedicated load balancing servers, SafeKit can replicate any database or file. It works with the standard editions of Windows, Linux, AIX, and it can adapt to any application with standard edition databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle…). The SafeKit replication has the same properties as the synchronous real-time replication on a SAN: only modified data is replicated in real time through a standard LAN. So, with a simple piece of software, you can build both your Business Continuity Plan and your Disaster Recovery Plan. Click here to view a video that compares the implementation of a BCP DRP with a hardware approach versus the SafeKit software approach.

Cut integration and validation costs in your BCP DRP projects

As the SafeKit solution is pure software, you can integrate and validate the Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan in simple virtual machines, typically with VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V. No need to invest in expensive and complex hardware machines for installation and configuration. It is a way to drastically reduce integration and validation costs in your BCP DRP projects. When a critical application and its data are integrated and validated with SafeKit, there is no change in configuration between the solution with 2 virtual machines (or physical ones) on the same site and the one with 2 virtual machines (or physical ones) separated between 2 sites. The two sites will remain in the same extended LAN or VLAN for the transparent failover of the virtual IP address and for network performances of the synchronous real-time replication.

Content of webinar “Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP) with a simple piece software” (webinar pdf ppt)

  1. The introduction shows the video “One day with Evidian SafeKit” which demonstrates the use of SafeKit solutions for a person returning from South Korea to Paris. You will see that SafeKit is currently operational with many day-to-day applications.
  2. Both SafeKit basic architectures are presented: first, the farm architecture with load balancing and failover, then the mirror architecture with real-time replication and failover.
  3. The cost cutting of a SafeKit solution compared to hardware solutions in a BCP DRP is described. You will see that a SafeKit solution is ideal for small load balancing Web farms (typically 4 servers) and replication of medium-sized data (typically a few Terabytes).
  4. The case of the supervision of a Paris metro line is then presented with 40 SafeKit licenses in production and pre-production. SafeKit protects front-end applications with Web services (farm clusters), back-end applications with a database (mirror clusters), on Windows and Linux OS (a single software for both OS) and servers are set in 2 remote sites for disaster recovery (BCP + DRP).
  5. The top 3 SafeKit use cases are described and in particular the unusual use case related to the purely software product property: a software publisher adds a high availability software option to its catalog with SafeKit and then deploys N times its solution to its own customers without difficulty.
  6. The integration of a critical application is presented with the 3 phases of design, integration / validation and deployment.
  7. The administration Web console is described and we explain why SafeKit is very appreciated by the persons managing the production. The simple GUI helps avoiding human error. Moreover, with automatic failover and failback operations, users have no manual operation to execute when a server fails or is reintegrated after a failure.
  8. Finally, we present the free trial and the different steps to understand the product and to try it on your critical applications.

Through this webinar, you can evaluate the simplicity of setting up a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP) with SafeKit. Note that pdf and ppt versions of the webinar exist.

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