May 16, 2013
May 16 – Following the recent highly successful launch of version 2.0 of its integrated suite of storage, replication and web clustering software, HybridCluster, an early stage software solution provider to the cloud and hosting industry, today unveils full details of the ultra-high availability platform within HybridCluster 2.0.
As standard functionality of HybridCluster 2.0, the ‘Self-Healing’ ultra-high availability platform has been designed from the ground-up to automatically recover when data centre hardware, software, networks or even entire regions fail. It does this using automatic backups and snapshots that are taken every few minutes and distributed across all the machines, combined with the automatic migration of websites and applications between all machines.
"Our self-healing platform enables hosting organisations to launch highly profitable HA services to their clients at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions," said Luke Marsden, HybridCluster's CEO and founder. "We dramatically reduce both capex and opex: our clustering software utilises low-cost hardware driving capex down and we fully automate the recovery processes when a server or site goes down."
HybridCluster Self-Healing also transforms the normal concept of a backup/recovery regime for hosting businesses. Rather than taking daily or hourly backups with a separate backup application and using this as the primary means of recovery from a disk or server failure, HybridCluster self-healing continuously and automatically replicates data across machines and fully automates failover/recovery procedures between machines in a cluster and across clusters.
“Using HybridCluster self-healing HA clusters helps us recover from failures automatically and seamlessly rather than relying on a patchwork of monitors, scripts, and manual procedures.” stated HybridCluster customer, David Kirkham, Managing Director at Beyond Colour, a creative marketing agency based in York in the UK who have been hosting their own dedicated servers providing solutions for individuals to enterprise customers across Europe for over 15-years.
HybridCluster Self-Healing provides fully automated recovery from site, server, network or disk failures - and measured in seconds and minutes rather than hours and days.
“Cloud and web hosting companies live in fear of data centre outages, which frequently result in damaging their margins and reputation,” stated Ben Kepes, technology evangelist, commentator and HybridCluster investor and advisor. “With HybridCluster’s high-availability platform, hosters can provide ultra-high availability web applications, databases and email at a fraction of the cost and time of competitive systems.”
HybridCluster 2.0 is available immediately to cloud and web hosting service providers. Cloud and hosting service providers can visit www.HybridCluster.com to sign up for a trial. Visitors to HostingCon in Austin, Texas, from June 17 to 19, can see HybridCluster in action on the exhibit floor at exhibit #723 as well as see HybridCluster’s CEO, Luke Marsden, first up on the Tech Track on the conference agenda.
HybridCluster has triggered a rethink about cloud and hosting industry’s dependency on high cost, legacy virtualisation and storage stacks that fail to fully protect both businesses and end users. Computer scientists and industry experts have combined at HybridCluster to deliver breakthrough storage and hosting platform technology that automatically detects and recovers data centre outages in less than one minute, delivers 4x better density of customers per server, and offers end user to self-recover lost files and data.
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