10 mn webinar: how to easily implement a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP DRP)?

Evidian SafeKit

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

Simple business continuity and disaster recovery software with SafeKit

A Business Continuity Plan needs to use network load balancing boxes for scalability of Web services, shared disks to recover data, and failover toolkits 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 sites.

SafeKit offers all these features in a single software and implements network load balancing, real-time replication and automatic failover.

Cut integration and validation costs in your BCP DRP projects

As the SafeKit solution is purely software, you can implement a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan for a critical application with simply 2 machines (physical or virtual) put in two remote sites. No need to invest in expensive storage complex to install and to configure in 2 sites. It is a way to drastically reduce integration and validation costs of your BCP DRP project.

With SafeKit, there is no change in configuration between 2 machines running on the same site or 2 machines running in two remote sites. The two sites must 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.

To avoid 2 masters when machines are network isolated (quorum problem), SafeKit proposes a simple split brain checker configured on a router while other clustering solutions require a complex configuration with a third machine, a special quorum disk or a special interconnect.

More information on business continuity and disaster recovery software between 2 remote sites.

Content of the webinar "A simple software high availability solution for a BCP and DRP"

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. The integration of a critical application is presented with the 3 phases of design, integration / validation and deployment.

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

SafeKit High Availability Differentiators against Competition

SafeKit Modules for Plug&Play High Availability Solutions

SafeKit Modules for Plug&Play High Availability Solutions

Network load balancing and failover

Windows farm

Linux farm

Generic farm   > Generic farm   >
Microsoft IIS   > -
NGINX   > NGINX   >
Apache   > Apache   >
Amazon AWS farm   > Amazon AWS farm   >
Microsoft Azure farm   > Microsoft Azure farm   >
Google GCP farm   > Google GCP farm   >
Other cloud   > Other cloud   >

Note:

Several modules can be deployed on the same cluster. Thus, advanced clustering architectures can be implemented:

Demonstrations of SafeKit High Availability Software

SafeKit Webinar

This webinar presents in 10 minutes Evidian SafeKit.

In this webinar, you will understand:

  • mirror and farm clusters
  • cost savings against hardware clustering solutions
  • best use cases
  • the integration process for a new application

Microsoft SQL Server Cluster

This video shows a mirror module configuration with synchronous real-time replication and failover.

The file replication and the failover are configured for Microsoft SQL Server but it works in the same manner for other databases.

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Apache Cluster

This video shows a farm module configuration with load balancing and failover.

The load balancing and the failover are configured for Apache but it works in the same manner for other web services.

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Hyper-V Cluster

This video shows a Hyper-V cluster with full replications of virtual machines.

Virtual machines can run on both Hyper-V servers and they are restarted in case of failure.

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