IT Continuity Engine

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Software

ITCE Version 8.0 is Now Available!

Ensure Your Critical Applications Are Always Available

Downtime can cost large businesses millions of dollars per hour. For smaller businesses revenue loss is only the beginning. Residual costs are sky-rocketing as organizations cope with the loss of credibility and customer loyalty due to broken Service Level Agreements (“SLAs”).

High profile banks like Royal Bank of Scotland lost 247 million dollars when their systems went down, which was quickly followed by fines and lawsuits for breaking customer SLAs that cost another 79 million dollars.

Only organizations that are massively scaled can survive such a loss. Can you?

Don’t let downtime catch your organization off guard. An effective business continuity/disaster recovery plan can be the difference between business resiliency and business bankruptcy.

Neverfail’s fully integrated HA/DR/BC solution provides a complete and intuitive approach that simplifies all aspects of business continuity management: from initial analysis and planning through deployment, optimization and assurance of critical enterprise infrastructure availability.

Proactive application protection to help you rest easier at night

Instant failover with near-zero recovery

Easy integration with the most popular virtualized and physical infrastructures

Centralized BC/DR management platform to monitor and protect your entire ecosystem

Avoid Downtime for Good

Proactively monitor and protect the entire business application ecosystem. Proactive application-aware protection keeps your business on even when the lights go off, helping you rest easier at night.

Never Lose Data Again

Automated application failover to local or remote sites with near-zero recovery time and recovery point objectives. Immediate failover in critical situations with near-zero recovery times eliminates the loss of crucial data.

Protect Your Entire Ecosystem

Known for ease of use and flexible deployment options, ITCE provides seamless integration on physical servers and all major hypervisors including VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, and KVM.

New IT Continuity Engine 8.0

Engine continues to evolve from its high availability (“HA”) roots into a fully integrated business continuity management system for the enterprise. Engine’s evolution has been critically acclaimed by TechTarget with the 2015 Backup and Recovery Software of the Year nomination.

Continuous Availability for Critical Applications

Learn the common deployment scenarios that organizations face and how to strike the right balance between performance, scalability, and most importantly…high availability and disaster recovery.

Choosing the Right Business Continuity Technology

When it comes to business continuity, it is imperative that choosing the right solution is a business decision based on the level of risk and disruption that can be tolerated by the different parts of the business.

Continuous Availability

Streamlined Deployments

Protect your entire IT ecosystem with flexible deployment options. ITCE protects the most complex infrastructures with support for physical or virtual to any physical or virtual, HA-HA in same location, Primary-DR in geo location, HA-HA-DR. 

Engine Management Service

The brand-new Engine Management Service (“EMS”) lets administrators quickly orchestrate and automate deployments of Engine technology from a single pane of glass. BC/DR management has never been simpler.

hypervisor support
Application Health Monitoring Thumbnail

Proactive Application Health Monitoring

Prevent application failures by proactively detecting failure patterns before they occur and thereby avoid downtime.

VMware vSphere HA, vMotion, and Site Recovery Manager Integration

IT Continuity Engine extends application intelligence and proactive application health monitoring to workloads running on VMware vSphere. ITCE also adds disaster recovery capabilities for physical machines within VMware SRM.

IT Continuity Engine integrates with vmWare
WAN-acceleration

Built-in WAN Acceleration

Includes software-based WAN optimization for compression and deduplication of all data over the wire. Significantly reduce disaster recovery operation costs by reducing network bandwidth requirements by up to 80%.

Seamless Protection of Multi-tier Applications

Out-of-the-box application intelligence automatically detects data sets, services and dependencies for popular Microsoft applications. Best of all, it does not matter how application components are distributed across physical or virtual platforms because the IT Continuity Engine works consistently across the entire range of physical and virtual server platforms.

Multi-tear application protection

IT Continuity Engine Technical Overview

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine is comprised of several interrelated concepts and components that work in harmony to provide supreme levels of continuous availability and protection from a broad range of failures. The architecture outlines the key logical components of a single instance of Neverfail IT Continuity Engine.

Neverfail’s IT Continuity Engine keeps your applications continuously available. This means there will be no user downtime for applications protected by Neverfail, period. To do this, Engine protects businesses from the broadest possible range of threats.

Proactive Monitoring and Protection

Failures are more likely caused by software defects or operator error than hardware. While components can fail without warning, many application problems can be detected in advance and fixed before they cause downtime. Unlike recovery-based systems which simply react to failure, IT Continuity Engine protects applications proactively - before a failure ever occurs.

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine uses a broad range of instruments to monitor the health of an application eco-system, from the availability, capacity, and consumption of system-level resources to application-level behavior such as response times, service and database availability. These parameters are interpreted by a rule-based system that identifies potential application failure signatures in real time before a failure actually occurs and determines what remediation actions and escalations to take.

Application Plug-ins

Every application that fails fails in its own unique way. Neverfail provides a range of plug-ins for common infrastructure and applications from vendors such as VMware and Microsoft. These plug-ins contain the intelligence to identify when any given component is likely to fail. Engine can also easily be configured to protect custom applications for which no plug-ins is available. In short, any application running on Microsoft Windows can benefit from the IT Continuity Engine’s state-of-the-art protection.

Replication, Switchover and Failover

The most important assets requiring protection are the application’s files and databases. Engine protects these through real-time replication of all relevant data including configuration information and registry settings to a hot-standby server that will immediately assume operations if the primary system is compromised for any reason. When a potential application or server error is detected, a set of pre-determined rules are executed which can, for example, be configured to raise system and email alerts and perform a managed switchover to a hot-standby instance before the primary application actually fails. These preventative and protective actions are performed very rapidly and with zero data loss.

Of course, some failures will occur without warning. In this case, Engine can automatically perform a fully automated failover, typically in less than one minute, to restore application services to production. The Engine’s data replication can also be configured to keep either one or two hot-standby systems continuously synchronized with the production application. In this fashion, local failures may be resolved with failover to a local hot-standby instance, while site-level outages trigger failover to a remote disaster recovery instance. Once problems with the production system have been resolved, failback is also a fully automated and non-disruptive activity.

Any Application, Any Platform, and No Single Points of Failure

Modern applications can be complex multi-tier, multi-component beasts, and are consequently complex to recover. Taming this complexity is where Neverfail comes in. Since IT Continuity Engine can aggregate any arbitrary set of application components into a single unit for the purpose of failover and failback, multi-tier, multi-component applications can be easily protected. But what if some components are deployed on virtual servers whilst others run on physical servers? Engine works consistently across any hypervisor and any physical server and with no dependencies on shared storage, so there’s no single point of failure. Need to protect a Hyper-V VM using a vSphere failover? Not a problem. Engine can protect your critical applications wherever they reside so they’re always available for production

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine White Paper

Our customers can sleep easier at night because IT Continuity Engine detects and responds to the broadest range of failures automatically, taking the most appropriate action to keep a business running, no matter what threat they face. Learn more about ITCE in this white paper.

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine Datasheet

When it comes to business continuity, it is imperative that choosing the right solution is a business decision based on the level of risk and disruption that can be tolerated by the different parts of the business. This paper explores some of the factors which will govern the selection of the right solutions to deliver an appropriate solution for business continuity.

Buyers Guide: Business Continuity: Choosing the Right Technology White Paper

Today’s demand to meet ever more stringent service availability needs requires a proactive approach to business continuity. Before you take another step, download this buyer’s guide on Business Continuity—Choosing the Right Technology Solution.

Common Disaster Recovery Plan Misconceptions White Paper

Outages do not discriminate. Not having had an outage for a year (or even ten years) does not mean you are any less vulnerable than anyone else. An outage may be nothing more than a wrinkle in your day or it can end your business in one fell swoop. This paper discusses four primary misconceptions regard­ing a disaster recovery plan, and their corrective actions.

Continuous Availability for Mission Critical Applications White Paper

When it comes to extending the benefits of server virtual­ization to their mission critical business applications, many organiza­tions often struggle with how to re-architect their environment and strike the right balance between performance, scalability, manage­ability and most importantly, high availability and disaster recovery.   This white paper outlines many of the common deployment sce­narios that such organizations face and describes how Neverfail Business Continuity Management can be used to deliver a more complete, consistent and cost effective availability solution for mission-critical, business applications.

J O Hambro Case Study

See how JO Hambro guarantees application and service uptime, ensuring that investment portfolios can continue to grow, while supporting business and end-user efficiency.

+ Engine Features
Continuous Availability

Streamlined Deployments

Protect your entire IT ecosystem with flexible deployment options. ITCE protects the most complex infrastructures with support for physical or virtual to any physical or virtual, HA-HA in same location, Primary-DR in geo location, HA-HA-DR. 

Engine Management Service

The brand-new Engine Management Service (“EMS”) lets administrators quickly orchestrate and automate deployments of Engine technology from a single pane of glass. BC/DR management has never been simpler.

hypervisor support
Application Health Monitoring Thumbnail

Proactive Application Health Monitoring

Prevent application failures by proactively detecting failure patterns before they occur and thereby avoid downtime.

VMware vSphere HA, vMotion, and Site Recovery Manager Integration

IT Continuity Engine extends application intelligence and proactive application health monitoring to workloads running on VMware vSphere. ITCE also adds disaster recovery capabilities for physical machines within VMware SRM.

IT Continuity Engine integrates with vmWare
WAN-acceleration

Built-in WAN Acceleration

Includes software-based WAN optimization for compression and deduplication of all data over the wire. Significantly reduce disaster recovery operation costs by reducing network bandwidth requirements by up to 80%.

Seamless Protection of Multi-tier Applications

Out-of-the-box application intelligence automatically detects data sets, services and dependencies for popular Microsoft applications. Best of all, it does not matter how application components are distributed across physical or virtual platforms because the IT Continuity Engine works consistently across the entire range of physical and virtual server platforms.

Multi-tear application protection
+ How It Works

IT Continuity Engine Technical Overview

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine is comprised of several interrelated concepts and components that work in harmony to provide supreme levels of continuous availability and protection from a broad range of failures. The architecture outlines the key logical components of a single instance of Neverfail IT Continuity Engine.

Neverfail’s IT Continuity Engine keeps your applications continuously available. This means there will be no user downtime for applications protected by Neverfail, period. To do this, Engine protects businesses from the broadest possible range of threats.

Proactive Monitoring and Protection

Failures are more likely caused by software defects or operator error than hardware. While components can fail without warning, many application problems can be detected in advance and fixed before they cause downtime. Unlike recovery-based systems which simply react to failure, IT Continuity Engine protects applications proactively - before a failure ever occurs.

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine uses a broad range of instruments to monitor the health of an application eco-system, from the availability, capacity, and consumption of system-level resources to application-level behavior such as response times, service and database availability. These parameters are interpreted by a rule-based system that identifies potential application failure signatures in real time before a failure actually occurs and determines what remediation actions and escalations to take.

Application Plug-ins

Every application that fails fails in its own unique way. Neverfail provides a range of plug-ins for common infrastructure and applications from vendors such as VMware and Microsoft. These plug-ins contain the intelligence to identify when any given component is likely to fail. Engine can also easily be configured to protect custom applications for which no plug-ins is available. In short, any application running on Microsoft Windows can benefit from the IT Continuity Engine’s state-of-the-art protection.

Replication, Switchover and Failover

The most important assets requiring protection are the application’s files and databases. Engine protects these through real-time replication of all relevant data including configuration information and registry settings to a hot-standby server that will immediately assume operations if the primary system is compromised for any reason. When a potential application or server error is detected, a set of pre-determined rules are executed which can, for example, be configured to raise system and email alerts and perform a managed switchover to a hot-standby instance before the primary application actually fails. These preventative and protective actions are performed very rapidly and with zero data loss.

Of course, some failures will occur without warning. In this case, Engine can automatically perform a fully automated failover, typically in less than one minute, to restore application services to production. The Engine’s data replication can also be configured to keep either one or two hot-standby systems continuously synchronized with the production application. In this fashion, local failures may be resolved with failover to a local hot-standby instance, while site-level outages trigger failover to a remote disaster recovery instance. Once problems with the production system have been resolved, failback is also a fully automated and non-disruptive activity.

Any Application, Any Platform, and No Single Points of Failure

Modern applications can be complex multi-tier, multi-component beasts, and are consequently complex to recover. Taming this complexity is where Neverfail comes in. Since IT Continuity Engine can aggregate any arbitrary set of application components into a single unit for the purpose of failover and failback, multi-tier, multi-component applications can be easily protected. But what if some components are deployed on virtual servers whilst others run on physical servers? Engine works consistently across any hypervisor and any physical server and with no dependencies on shared storage, so there’s no single point of failure. Need to protect a Hyper-V VM using a vSphere failover? Not a problem. Engine can protect your critical applications wherever they reside so they’re always available for production

+ Related Resources
Neverfail IT Continuity Engine White Paper

Our customers can sleep easier at night because IT Continuity Engine detects and responds to the broadest range of failures automatically, taking the most appropriate action to keep a business running, no matter what threat they face. Learn more about ITCE in this white paper.

Neverfail IT Continuity Engine Datasheet

When it comes to business continuity, it is imperative that choosing the right solution is a business decision based on the level of risk and disruption that can be tolerated by the different parts of the business. This paper explores some of the factors which will govern the selection of the right solutions to deliver an appropriate solution for business continuity.

Buyers Guide: Business Continuity: Choosing the Right Technology White Paper

Today’s demand to meet ever more stringent service availability needs requires a proactive approach to business continuity. Before you take another step, download this buyer’s guide on Business Continuity—Choosing the Right Technology Solution.

Common Disaster Recovery Plan Misconceptions White Paper

Outages do not discriminate. Not having had an outage for a year (or even ten years) does not mean you are any less vulnerable than anyone else. An outage may be nothing more than a wrinkle in your day or it can end your business in one fell swoop. This paper discusses four primary misconceptions regard­ing a disaster recovery plan, and their corrective actions.

Continuous Availability for Mission Critical Applications White Paper

When it comes to extending the benefits of server virtual­ization to their mission critical business applications, many organiza­tions often struggle with how to re-architect their environment and strike the right balance between performance, scalability, manage­ability and most importantly, high availability and disaster recovery.   This white paper outlines many of the common deployment sce­narios that such organizations face and describes how Neverfail Business Continuity Management can be used to deliver a more complete, consistent and cost effective availability solution for mission-critical, business applications.

+ Case Studies
J O Hambro Case Study

See how JO Hambro guarantees application and service uptime, ensuring that investment portfolios can continue to grow, while supporting business and end-user efficiency.

No application downtime. Period!

The Best in Business Continuity

2015 Backup and Recovery Software of the Year Finalist

Inc. 500 USA Fastest Growing Companies

Channel Chief - Brian Hierholzer, CEO

Best of VMworld 2013 - Gold for New Technology