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FailXafe HA

Implementing a complete local virtual cluster for high server availability through virtualization is a good step. Adding FailXafe HA to replicate and maintain mission-critical applications remotely can benefit disaster recovery. Instead of investing in complex and costly infrastructure upgrades like stretched or replicated SANs for complete site protection, FailXafe HA can protect the most critical applications and minimize downtime in a disaster.

Key features

High Availability (HA)

 

Achieve continuous operations and prolonged uptime by eliminating potential failure points.

 

In high availability mode, one machine is actively running while the other is on standby, ready to take over in case of a failure.

 

This ensures minimal disruptions and minimal data loss when switching to the standby machine.

Automatic Failover

FailXafe HA solution is designed to maintain operational continuity, even in the event of failures or malfunctions, primary server will automatic failover to secondary server.

 

This means that your business can continue to run smoothly and without interruption, ensuring minimal disruption and lost productivity.

Simplified System & 
Software Management

A streamlined console for system and software management that allows administrators to effectively manage multiple VM and system resources settings with ease. 

Streamlined Security

Edge computing security is made more manageable through various security features, including a host-based firewall, restricted USB ports and secure communication protocols.

 

These features work together to minimize security risks.

Compatibility

Seamlessly integrate with your existing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming custom hardware procurement.

 

A flexible solution that can adapt to your business's evolving needs, making it a 
cost-efficient option for your organization.

Built-in Virtualization

Configure scalable virtual machines to run business applications.

 

The system works with both Linux and Windows OS, and provides a user-friendly console for managing and monitoring of the virtual machines.

System Architecture

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How Does FailXafe HA Solution Work?

FailXafe utilizes a system of two interconnected physical servers. Both servers are congured to support 
virtualization, allowing for hosting multiple virtual machines where business applications run. This setup ensures 
continuity of operations in case of any failure on either of the servers.

Applications reside in virtual machines on both hosts. One VM is Active, and the other one is Standby.

The I/O and data are synced between the two servers to ensure no data loss and minimal interruptions should 
one of the physical machines or its components fail. If the primary node or its component crash, the secondary 
node will automatically take over and vice versa.

Protecting Mission-Critical Applications In
A Physical Environment Vs. Virtualization

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Diagram 1: Conventional, silo-based approach to High Availability

Diagram 1 highlights the drawbacks of a siloed approach to availability and disaster recovery, which adds 
complexity and increases the risk of downtime for mission-critical business applications. This approach requires 
multiple solutions to be independently installed, configured, managed, and maintained, resulting in increased 
operational costs and potential risks to business continuity. It is essential to consider alternative solutions that 
provide streamlined and efficient management.

Implementing a local virtual cluster for high server availability through virtualization is a good step. Adding 
FailXafe HA to replicate and maintain High Availability for mission-critical applications can bring signicant 
disaster recovery benets. Instead of investing in complex and costly infrastructure upgrades like stretched or 
replicated SANs for complete site protection, using FailXafe HA can protect the most critical applications and 
minimize downtime in the event of a disaster.

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