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. 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:
Without a shared disk or dedicated load balancing servers, SafeKit can replicate any database or file. It works with the standard editions of Windows and Linux, and it can adapt to any application with the standard editions of databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird…). 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.
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.
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.
Click on the link to download the PDF of the webinar “Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP) with a simple piece of software” with the comments.
Click on the link to download the ppt version of the webinar “Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP) with a simple piece of software” with the recorded voice and comments.