Two x86 Servers Working Together
Avance combines two conventional x86 servers into one high-availability system. This “hardware redundancy” guarantees that your data and applications will remain available even if there are any errors on a server. You do not have to stop working because your business processes continue without restriction.
Data Synchronization and Application Migration
Avance continuously monitors all data and replicates them on both machines in real time. Avance guarantees immediate migration of all running applications and systems as soon as a potential failure or system fault occurs.
Stratus Avance Load Balancing
Stratus Avance includes High Availability Load Balancing. Instead of one server remaining passive, prepared for a future fault, High Availability Load Balancing will enable you to actively utilize the system resources of both servers in your HA solution. This will provide better read performance, twice the network bandwidth for disk writes and improved processor performance.
The Most Affordable Way to Prevent Downtime
Stratus Avance software fits easily into tight IT budgets and your existing IT infrastructure. It runs on industry-standard servers to prevent unpredictable system failover. And, unlike traditional high-availability clusters, Avance doesn't require external shared storage to work, leaving that choice to you. Built-in Windows and Linux server virtualization and virtual machine (VM) consolidation provide additional savings.
Minimize unplanned downtime. Avance automatically prevents unplanned downtime and data loss by continuously monitoring the server pair for faults. If Avance detects a server fault, the applications continue to run on the companion server and the systems administrator is automatically notified.
Minimize planned downtime. By leveraging Avance's dual-server architecture, one-click upgrades and repairs are completed on one server while your applications continue to run normally on the other node.
No IT skills required. With Avance remote monitoring, automated call-home, and alerting features, there is no need for on-site support. IT staff can manage performance issues from anywhere via the Web.
No need for extra hardware. Avance makes a shared storage network (SAN) completely optional, thereby reducing capital and administrative cost and leaving the investment choice to you.
Built-In local disaster recovery. Avance split-site lets you separate the parallel servers up to three miles. This ensures that your applications are running even if one server location is hit with a local disaster.
Windows and Linux application support. Avance eliminates the need to separately manage downtime prevention tools for each operating system, saving you time and effort to devote to more important tasks.