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In order to maintain business continuity and compete in challenging business conditions, business critical IT systems must be continuously running. Obviously, the negative impact from system downtime is critical.
Many vendors are providing their own high availability products to support their customers' business and competing each other in the market.
How actually big the market of high availability software is? How important is it? What kind of the benefit do the high availability software provide to us?
NEC believed that we should make them clear as the world market leader in this domain and collaboratively took action with IDC, which is the most influential ICT intelligent company.
The most recent IDC White Paper describes the latest worldwide market trend and their deep outlooks of high availability software, they mention it as "Availability and Clustering Software" market. This paper will definitely clarify all your questions on this domain.
IDC tracks the Availability and Clustering Software (ACS) market, a market that is characterized by software products that coordinate the processing of multiple server systems so that applications view them as a single computing resource.
This market includes clustering/failover software, and workload-balancing software that routes user requests to alternate computing resources supporting applications or services. These capabilities are important for supporting high availability (HA) of applications, and for improving IT flexibility by moving workloads from one server to another.
This paper describes the overall trends within the ACS marketplace worldwide, and the IT and business requirements for availability software that are driving growth within the ACS market.
It describes NEC's ACS products, including NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER and NEC CLUSTERPRO (as sold in Japan), which support these market requirements for HA, support for IT flexibility? and business requirements for business continuity through support for disaster recovery.
This paper describes how these NEC ACS products address IT and business requirements for availability on behalf of IT and business operations within the enterprise.
This paper describes the overall trends within the ACS marketplace worldwide, and the IT and business requirements for availability software.
For further understanding the Japan Market of high availability.
This excerpt includes : IDC Opinion, Situation Overview of HA clustering software market and NEC profile, Future outlook, and Essential Guidance.