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Neverfail? Extends vAppHA(TM) to Use VMware vSphere(TM) 4.1 Application Monitoring API

vAppHA integrates with VMware vSphere(TM) 4.1 to provide additional levels of protection against tier-1 application outages.

PR Newswire — August 30, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Today at VMworld 2010, Neverfail?, a leading global software company specializing in affordable continuous availability and disaster recovery solutions, today announced an updated version of Neverfail vAppHA(TM).

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Neverfail’s unique application-aware availability management framework has established itself as an ideal protection tool for continuous availability of Tier-1 Microsoft applications across physical and virtual platforms. Launched in 2009 Neverfail vAppHA integrated this same technology with VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware vMotion(TM), features of VMware vSphere(TM).

To ensure the deepest level of protection against application outages, vAppHA continuously monitors and analyzes the health and state of Tier-1 applications running within virtual machines. If vAppHA detects availability or performance issues with critical applications, such as SQL Server databases, SharePoint and other bespoke applications, it leverages the VMware vSphere APIs to proactively restart the application or the virtual machine or migrate it to a different host using VMware vMotion.

Starting with VMware vSphere 4.1, an additional API became available which maintains an application heartbeat between a virtual machine and the underlying host. vAppHA is now able to use this API to provide an additional level of assurance that should issues occur within a virtual machine then VMware HA will be aware that action must be taken.

“Organizations making significant investments in VMware vSphere(TM) are looking for assurance that Tier-1 applications will be continuously available,” said Andrew Barnes, senior vice president of corporate development for Neverfail. “As the OEM provider to VMware for VMware vCenter(TM) Server Heartbeat, it is natural that we support the new VMware vSphere 4.1 Application Monitoring API to provide complete, multi-layer protection against business critical application outages.”

Benefits and features of Neverfail vAppHA include:

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