With more customers than ever running business critical applications on VMware Infrastructure to gain the benefits of virtualization flexibility, cost-efficiency, and reliability the resilience of application and infrastructure management is critical. Now VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat monitors the vCenter Server connectivity and components, including the license server and VMware vCenter Update Manager, and can restart the entire vCenter Server on the passive server. This can help ensure a consistent, reliable operation of VMware vCenter Server if it is threatened by unplanned or planned downtime, and it provides a broad range of protection against operator errors, operating system or hardware failure, or external events.
"Neverfail's proven technology is deployed globally by large enterprises to protect business-critical applications, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Blackberry Enterprise Server, said Nick Harmer, vice president of strategic alliances for Neverfail. The same level of protection will be available for vCenter Server with VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat. Neverfail is excited to provide its leading application availability solution to power VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat as part of VMware's product portfolio."