Through its technology brand Bull, Atos is launching Evidian SafeKit 7 Evolution 2, a replication solution with 3 nodes that combines high availability of mission-critical applications and disaster recovery.
Bezons, 30 November 2016
Atos, an international leader in digital services, announced today via its technology brand Bull the development of its high-availability software, Evidian Safekit: a 3-node replication further enhancing the capabilities for disaster recovery without compromising the simplicity of implementation and operation. Evidian, the European leader in identity and access management (IAM), offers solutions guaranteeing that only the right people access the right resources with the required rights for the right business reasons. Evidian Safekit guarantees 24/7 operation of mission-critical applications quickly and simply.
The unavailability of identity and access management in a company means that users cannot authenticate themselves and therefore have no access to their applications. That is why Evidian’s IAM offer includes an option for business continuity and for load-balancing: SafeKit. This purely software-based solution is generic and can be applied to other critical applications in many diverse areas (finance, transport, telecom, health, etc.). Evidian SafeKit is a high-availability software combining load-balancing, real-time replication of data and automatic application failover after a hardware or a software failure. Using SafeKit is very simple and does not require any particular know-how in the domain of high availability. It can be implemented in a standard hardware infrastructure which may be virtualised.
Today, SafeKit offers a new functionality for 3-node replication on Windows. The 3-node replication is an extension of the mirror application module. It replicates data on a third node which is to be held at a remote recovery location after a disaster (DR or Disaster Recovery site).
Louis-Marie Fouchard, Business unit Manager Identity & Access Management (IAM) at Atos, explains: “Software publishers very often produce applications that run on Windows. However, the standard clustering solution does not offer synchronous real-time replication – and even less 3-node replication. Everything is left to the external storage system, which is time-consuming and complex to configure. This complex setup and the cost of clustering hardware are incompatible with the requirements of a software publisher who wishes to add a software option with high availability to his catalogue – one that is simple and straightforward to implement. Besides, clients are very demanding when it comes to high availability of critical applications. For example, they request a 3-node replication in 3 separate computer rooms. One of the computer rooms is rather special: it is a disaster recovery room for failover when the other two rooms are out of service. Always keeping in mind the concept of an easy-to-use product, the deployment of this 3-node replication solution with SafeKit is just as easy as a deployment with 2 nodes. Everything is integrated in the web administration console. Evidian SafeKit differentiates itself once again on the high-availability market by its simplicity to operate, despite its extremely advanced functionalities, such as the 3-node replication.”
For more information on Evidian SafeKit high-availability software click here.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cybersecurity solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. For more information, visit: www.atos.net.
Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity and Defense. www.bull.com|Follow @Bull_com
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