TFD9 Review: Neverfail

Justin Warren of eigenmagic writes about a TFD9 presenter:

Neverfail  have a new product coming out, their first in 12 years. It’s called IT Continuity Architect, and it’s a backup and DR quality assurance tool.

What does it do? You tell it what kinds of systems you have and how important they are (usually done with Service Level Agreements, 99.9% uptime, that sort of thing), and then it will discover all the gear you have them running on: hardware, OS, applications, backups, replication, etc. Then, if the infrastructure you’ve set up doesn’t support the SLA for the application, it’ll tell you. You might be running payroll off a development box under someone’s desk.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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