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HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux – Bringing Mission-Critical HP-UX Capabilities to x86

Essential to each and every mission-critical environment is the ability to ensure the availability of applications and services, and provide failover capability in the case of outages.  The majority of mission-critical environments are running on UNIX based solutions to ensure the highest levels of availability. While this will continue, there is also an increasing adoption of x86 systems running Linux to support clients’ demanding database workloads.  In these demanding x86/Linux environments, organizations are looking for a mission-critical experience that is equivalent to what they have come to rely on with HP-UX.


HP is now delivering HP’s Serviceguard Solutions for Linux to fortify Linux environments
HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux is ideal for customers running demanding x86 workloads that need a reliable and proven high availability solution. Building on 20 years of experience, HP is making Serviceguard, our leading clustering technology for HP-UX, available for Linux customers who require business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.  By releasing a Linux version of Serviceguard, HP is providing leading-edge availability software to the industry standard environment.


Why is Serviceguard Solutions for Linux important? 
Applications that support vital functions are often critical to the fiscal or operational survivability of a company and cannot be unavailable for minutes or even seconds.  As a result, we’re seeing an increase in applications that are considered critical to the health of a business.  Imagine the negative impact on your organization if a key database or service was unavailable for hours or days.  Unforeseen downtime could have devastating results on an organization.


Serviceguard for Linux is designed first and foremost for seamless failover with minimal impact to users or functionality.  In an instant, an environment can failover and just as quickly be back and running after an outage.  Serviceguard for Linux protects against lengthy downtime by leveraging system “fail fast”, a shortcut restart service that can provide recovery in as little as 4 seconds. Application Integration Toolkits are also available, and serve to quickly integrate complex applications into a Serviceguard for Linux cluster. The accompanying Application Integration Toolkits assist organizations in quickly integrating complex applications into a Serviceguard for Linux cluster. This results in reducing complexity and shortening cluster setup time by as much as 93%.


Serviceguard for Linux is key to ensure the availability of critical applications.  Services and applications can be easily moved between servers to do planned maintenance on a system or to provide added resources to the application to increase effectiveness.


Providing added availability and disaster recovery does not have to be complicated.  Serviceguard Manager for Linux offers configuration, administration, and monitoring capabilities for protected environments.  It is as simple as using drag and drop controls for managing clusters, systems (nodes), and packages.


While organizations continue to rely on UNIX to support their most mission-critical applications, increasingly they are looking to deploy vital applications on x86 based Linux systems.  As a result, there is the need to bring the mission critical knowledge and experience of UNIX over to Linux.  Ask yourself, can I afford for my application to be down for a minute, an hour, or even a day?  If the answer is no, then clustering and disaster recovery are critical for your environment.


Get protected with HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux today!

HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux is available now to protect critical applications in your x86 environments. For more information, visit HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux.

mikenelson | ‎12-07-2012 04:08 PM

Glad to see new enthusiasm for SG/LX.  It represents a proven & trusted set of technologies for HP customers.  The next thing we'd like to see is some information about the possible (even recommended) integration between native Linux clustering and SG/LX.  For example, when would it be a good idea to use both SUSE Linux Enterprise HAE with SG/LX?   Can they - & should they - coexist within one application environment?

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