Global Provider Of Retail And Supply Chain Solutions Uses SIOS Protection Suite For Linux For Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Solution
Agentrics is a provider of supply chain solutions for its roster of high-profile retail customers. The company faces tremendous pressure to maintain continuous application availability. If a failure prevented their customers from accessing its solutions, their customers’ schedules and planning would be affected. Thereby potentially resulting in a loss of time and money due to failure driven delays. Agentrics had a critical need for a disaster recovery and business continuity solution to maintain the security of its important data.
Before implementing the SIOS solution, Agentrics relied on the high availability (HA) clustering solution that accompanied its SUN servers for data protection. The company planned to move to a Linux platform. IT staff knew they needed an HA clustering solution. They wanted something that was both easy to deploy and comparable in protection to its previous SUN clustering solution. After conducting a thorough evaluation of HA options, Agentrics chose SIOS Protection Suite for Linux for its disaster recovery and business continuity solution .
Finding A Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Solution
SIOS Protection Suite for Linux provides continuous data availability by creating a fault resilient environment. It also incorporates application awareness capabilities that create, change, and manage availability. All these while protecting the company’s entire system stack through a single intuitive GUI. Furthermore, its application aware feature contains the ability to understand the interdependencies that occur between all system components. This is as compared to competitors whose same feature is limited to only monitoring the hardware, operating system and database.
Most Comprehensive And Scalable Solution
The SIOS solution’s advanced features make it the ideal choice for customers that are in the process of migrating their critical business applications and databases from proprietary UNIX to Linux systems. The solution’s unique makeup provides companies, such as Agentrics, many benefits. It includes the flexibility and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) savings that are associated with open source platforms. For Agentrics, SIOS Protection Suite for Linux was a key enabler. It reduced the TCO for the migrated systems by 40 percent. In addition, SIOS Protection Suite for Linux is recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive and scalable solution for eliminating application downtime from either planned or unplanned outages. Its disaster recovery and business continuity solution operates within the most stringent SLA uptime requirements. Ranging from local data replication and application failover to complete recovery from a remote site.
For the past four years, Agentrics has relied on SIOS Protection Suite for Linux for disaster recovery and business continuity solution. During this time the company has not experienced any critical issues thanks to the solution’s unique clustering techniques. For the handful of issues that have surfaced since the solution was deployed in Agentrics’ environment, SPS for Linux was able to immediately detect them and take the appropriate pre-defined action. As a result, Agentrics has been able to maintain uptime in excess of its SLA agreements.