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Powerful Solutions For Non-Transaction Based Apps

Is Server Virtualization The New Clustering?
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For non-transaction based apps, look at the increasingly sophisticated  third-party monitoring solutions available. See the table below. For example, Lyonesse Software's Double-Take, Steeleye's LifeKeeper, Symantec's Veritas Application Director, and Cassatt's Active Response can monitor both physical and virtual applications running on virtual servers, and notify IT staff when a host or application fails, so that a new virtual instance can be quickly brought online.

Lyonesse's Double-Take can monitor the running state of two servers to enable failovers.Lyonesse's Double-Take can monitor the running state of two servers to enable failovers.

Vendors and Products

Vendor

Product

Comments

Cassatt.com

Active Response

Monitor, pool, and allocate physical and VM resources

Citrix.com

VMlogix

Automated provisioning

Lyonesse Software (lyonware.co.uk)

Double-Take


Real-time data replication and failover

Microsoft.com

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Virtualization for 64-bit servers

Novell.com

Cloud Manager

Automated, template-based provisioning

Forge

Hardware appliance for one-click failovers

Steeleye.com

LifeKeeper

Data protection, disaster recovery and high availability for Windows, Linux, and VMware

Symantec.com

Volume Replicator

Volume replication over IP networks

Veritas Application Director

Monitor physical and VM workloads

Virsto.com

Virsto One

Virtual storage management

VMware.com

vCloud Director

Lightweight app server and load balancing

vFabrik

Virtual datacenter creation

VM6Software.com

VMex

High-available clustering for Hyper-V


Virtualization and clustering are becoming more interrelated and complementary solutions for IT managers. While the two technologies grew out of different needs and have had different infrastructures, they are now merging and providing a powerful tool for managing more complex workloads in the data center. This is making both more appealing to smaller-sized businesses. "If you can afford the longer failover times for some of your applications, you can get a better level of resiliency and business continuity from virtualization," says Oestreich.

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