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SIOS Survey Says News is Mixed When It Comes to How Well High Availability Applications Are Supported


New Report Reveals Current Trends and Challenges Related to HA
Applications including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP/HANA

Technology Corp.
, the industry pioneer in providing intelligent
application availability for critical workloads, today announced the
results of a survey it conducted in partnership with ActualTech
to understand current trends and challenges related to the
general state of HA (high availability) applications in organizations of
all sizes. The news is mixed when it comes to how well HA applications
are supported.

The survey gathered responses from 390 IT professionals and decision
makers from a broad range of company sizes in the U.S. Respondents
consisted of people that manage databases, infrastructure, architecture,
systems and software development, as well as those in IT management
roles. For the purposes of this report, the focus is on tier-1
mission-critical applications, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server,

Interesting findings include:

  • Most (86%), but not all, organizations are operating their HA
    applications with some kind of clustering or high availability
    mechanism in place.
  • A full 95% of respondents report that they have occasional failure in
    the underlying HA services that support their applications.
  • Ninety-eight percent (98%) of respondents to the survey indicated that
    they see either regular or occasional application performance issues.
  • When such issues occur, for most organizations, it takes between three
    and five hours to identify the cause and correct the issue and it
    takes using between two and four tools to do so.
  • Small companies are leading the way by going all-in on operating their
    HA applications in the cloud and more than half (54%) of small
    companies intend to be running 50% or more of their HA applications in
    the cloud by the end of 2018.
  • For companies of all sizes, control of the application environment
    remains a key reason why workloads remain on premises, with 60% of
    respondents indicating that this has played a factor in retaining one
    or more HA application on-premises rather than moving it into the

"There are some important trends that emerge from the report: first,
it's clear that organizations understand that the cloud lacks the
guarantees needed to protect their mission-critical applications, and
they're using clustering or other high availability technology," said
Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology. "A second takeaway is
that even with those safeguards in place, the complexity and reliability
of operations in the cloud offer particular challenges for HA solutions.
This speaks to an important need for significantly more sophisticated HA
solutions beyond what's out there today. Next generation HA technologies
will use machine learning-based intelligence to ensure reliable
operations, reduce cost and offer deeper insight into cloud operations
impacting service delivery and performance. These innovations will yield
huge benefits in helping customers who rely on the services of critical

For more details, interested parties can download the full survey report

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About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes software products that provide the insights
and guidance that IT managers need to manage and protect
business-critical applications in large, complex data centers. SIOS iQ
is a machine learning analytics software that helps IT managers optimize
performance, efficiency, reliability, and capacity utilization in
virtualized environments. SIOS SAN and SANLess software is an essential
part of any cluster solution that provides the flexibility to build
Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux
environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual
and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance
or availability. Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (
is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout
the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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