AUSTIN, Texas and READING, England, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Neverfail , a leading global software company specializing in affordable continuous availability and disaster recovery solutions, today announced Neverfail vXtender(TM), a new solution designed to extend the benefits and value of virtualization to applications deployed in physical environments. Neverfail vXtender is based on patented technology (US. Patent No. 7,409,577; European Patent No. 1,397,744).
Neverfail vXtender cost-effectively and efficiently ensures the continuous availability of applications that are deployed across multiple production servers through the use of secondary servers running on virtual machines on a single virtual host. This approach brings the cost benefits of server consolidation for continuous availability and avoids the risks of immediate virtualization of established critical applications.
"More businesses are looking to leverage the value of virtualization, yet the advantages of virtualization demand that applications are migrated immediately and this may not be appropriate in many situations," said Andrew Barnes, senior vice president of corporate development for Neverfail. "With the launch of Neverfail vXtender, we are bringing virtualization advantages to those applications which will remain deployed on physical servers - dramatically reducing costs and the risks associated with future migration."
Neverfail vXtender delivers high availability and disaster protection by automating failover of the physical applications to virtual machines on a single virtual host. During the process, users are unaware of the original application failover as the Neverfail software maintains the network identity of the original physical server, ensuring seamless and continuous end-user connection to mission-critical applications. The virtual host can be deployed locally or remotely, allowing both LAN and WAN deployment options without the need to use specialist shared storage solutions. This approach ensures maximum flexibility for deployment of high availability and disaster recovery solutions to ensure that business critical systems are always on.
Neverfail vXtender includes the following features and benefits: