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IT outages wear on profits & patience. Protect yourself with HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux!

I’ve recently noticed many companies have been falling victim to repeated outages—outages that leave disgruntled customers and lost revenue in its wake. This raises an important question that each and every IT professional needs to ask themselves: Is downtime really just a part of doing business? When it comes to the mission-critical applications that dictate the survivability of a business, the answer should be a resounding “no”. However, during 2012 this became a startling reality for many companies— a reality that ended up costing, on average, $181,770 per hour of downtime.[1] Don’t let this be you. Fortify your Linux environment with HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux. In December 2012, HP introduced many new capabilities to HP Serviceguard/Linux that further protect you from unexpected downtime:  


  • HP Serviceguard Disaster Recovery Solutions for Linux - provides failover recovery after an outage in less than 2 minutes, regardless of the distance.[2] With Serviceguard/Linux Disaster Recovery, customers can withstand the loss of a data center and maintain access to critical data and applications without impacting performance.
  • Serviceguard Extension for SAP for Linux (SGeSAP/LX) - provides extensive coverage of the SAP application portfolio and automates SAP application failover while ensuring data integrity.
  • Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) - in addition to the current support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Support for all HP ProLiant Gen8 and G7 Rack Mount (DL) Servers and BladeSystems (BL)


As you rely on x86/Linux infrastructures to run more of your critical workloads, the reliability you are currently accustomed to will not be enough in a competitive environment where compute uptime is critical to survive. While we all know downtime can happen in any IT environment, the goal is to make your IT operations as seamless as possible so your customers never have to worry about it. HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux makes this possible every day, with capabilities such as built-in resiliency, dynamic reconfiguration, as well as immediate and transparent recovery from outages.  This means fluid operations and happy customers. To learn more about how you can protect your x86/Linux environment, visit HP Serviceguard Solutions for Linux and/or hear our HP expert discuss the latest updates.

[1] Datacenter Downtime: How Much Does It Really Cost?, Aberdeen Group, March 2012

[2] Based on HP Lab analysis that showed failover recovery in less than 2 minutes for any distance when using an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 server (2 Intel® Xeon® processors, 4 computing cores each) with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 running HP Serviceguard for Linux 11.20.10. Configuration dependent excluding cluster reformation time. This is also assuming good bandwidth so that the data replication lag is less than 2 minutes (only in the case of Asynchronous replication).

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