Progressive Stamp Incorporated - The True Cost of Downtime for Manufacturers
PSI sought a zero-downtime machine with the muscle to run a few very resource-intensive database applications. Self-fixing and fault warnings were another significant concern-the company needed a solution capable of alerting IT administrators to technical issues and allowing them to diagnose and address problems from remote locations quickly. One alternative for high availability production environments required a cluster of two servers mirroring each other in the event that one went down. This failover method is complex and expensive, requiring two copies of the operating systems, two copies of the application and a high-level IT staff to maintain it.