This was a manufacturing organization that needed high availability for a 24X7 operation.
Provide high availability to SAP application.
In this implementation we deployed 2way STRATUS FT5600 system to provide very high availability at the hardware level. Stratus has dual systems running in parallel. This configuration is fundamentally different from a cluster. In the STRATUS system every hardware component has a backup. If any of the hardware components fail including the hard drives, the backup component will take over. Failed component can be replaced without having to shutdown the server. STRATUS has 24X7 monitoring system where any failures are monitored continuously and necessary action is triggered.