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Business Continuity Clustering

Overview

Novell Business Continuity Clustering ensures that in the event of an isolated server problem—or even severe calamity—your company's systems function normally and without interruption.

Novell Business Continuity Clustering protects your key business systems against downtime and disaster. Built on Novell Cluster Services™ (NCS) and Novell Open Enterprise Server, Business Continuity Clustering is the only product on the market that automates the configuration and management of a high-availability clustered-server solution.

Eliminate Downtime

Downtime is not an option for today's businesses. Novell Business Continuity Clustering ensures that in the event of an isolated server problem—or even severe calamity—your company's systems function normally and without interruption.

Business Continuity Clustering connects and synchronizes clusters of servers (specifically, two to four clusters with up to 32 servers per cluster). These clusters are often located at separate geographic sites. If a data center's cluster goes offline for any reason, the other clusters assume its workload to ensure nonstop access to mission-critical data and resources.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

While the market offers a variety of high-availability and failover services, only Novell Business Continuity Clustering is integrated with an enterprise-caliber directory. Directory integration delivers the automation that makes Business Continuity Clustering a sound investment. Automated configuration and management processes save you time, ensure compliance, minimize the possibility of human error and lower your total cost of network ownership.

In addition to leveraging the directory, Business Continuity Clustering uses other technologies to automate the deployment and management of business-continuity clusters. These technologies include Novell Identity Manager eDirectory-to-eDirectory drivers (formerly DirXML eDirectory-to-eDirectory drivers), iManager v2.x plug-ins and third-party storage-array management integration.

With just one click, you can migrate services, configurations and other essential data from one data-center cluster to another. These services may be server-based applications and databases (GroupWise®, Apache, MySQL, PHP and other J2EE web applications) and those using native file access protocols of client workstations, including Novell, Windows, UNIX, Linux, Macintosh, web and Internet clients and servers.

Increase Scalability

Highly scalable, Novell Business Continuity Clustering can meet the uptime requirements of even the largest enterprises. With the ability to easily manage and configure up to 128 clustered server nodes, you'll have powerful expansion options—not to mention peace of mind in knowing that your data is always available.

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