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Open Minds provide high availability and disaster recovery solutions. Established by a small group of consultants in 1990, the business has always served the corporate clients across a range of industries. Initially by providing technical training and consultancy in Unix, C and C++. Today the company has evolved to being a provider of specialist application recovery products and services. We are specialists in high availability and disaster recovery. All our consultants have specialist knowledge in different aspects and applications. From this unique vantage point, we are able to provide advice based on our experience and knowledge of the environment and the recovery that you are trying to achieve. We believe in partnering with our customers from first specification to full implementation. Our involvement does not stop after a system is put in, as we pride ourselves in our after sales support. Our partnership with you starts when we help you put your systems in. We are a specialist team of consultants, and are partners of Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, VMWare and HP. Most of the people who work at Open Minds have a technical background.
100% Commitment to customers.
SIOS Sanless Clustering
80% of our business is Sanless clustering with SIOS.
95% customers renew support every year.
100% of cases are dealt within the SLA.
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5th April 2016
Deploying SQL Server in the Cloud: Five Things You Need to Know – View this webinar to learn five key tips that can save you money and ensure you get the most value from your cloud deployment.
5th May 2016
Protect Your SQL Server Data in the Cloud – Three Ways to Avoid Downtime Looking to migrate or deploy your SQL Server in the cloud? Are you concerned about your HA and DR options to protect SQL data from downtime?
7th June 2016
High Availability for SQL in VMware without Raw Device Mapping Did you know that you can have high availability (HA) protection for SQL in a VMware environment without the hassles of Raw Device Mapping (RDM)?
5th July 2016
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Build Your Sanless Clusters in the Cloud or a Datacentre! Are you looking for a cost-efficient way to protect your business critical applications from downtime and disasters? Are you looking to use a cloud, hybrid cloud, or physical configuration? Struggling with areas where shared storage is not possible? Well that’s exactly where the SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition (DKCE) solution[…]
Windows Server Recovered in around a minute! Replicate changes of data to a backup server in real-time, and monitor all your applications continuously. The backup server can be on a LAN (for local recovery) or a WAN for disaster recovery. When a server or application dies, the backup server is automatically brought online, and users[…]
Our solution for virtual server protection supports both Linux and Windows virtual machines in same way as with physical machines, providing high availability to individual applications, databases and critical services inside the virtual machine. Supports physical-to-virtual, virtual-to-virtual and virtual-to-physical types of failover configurations. Protects applications and data within either the host OS or Linux and[…]
Replicate changes of data to a backup server in real-time, and monitor all your applications continuously. The backup server can be on a LAN (for local recovery) or a WAN (for disaster recovery). When a server or application dies, or is required for system maintenance, the backup server is brought online, and users automatically connected[…]
Bespoke applications are often the most critical parts of your infrastructure, and typically there is no way to buy standard pre-written recovery for these applications. Open Minds can recover your bespoke applications without any special API’s or scripting. Our Bespoke recovery solution does not even need you any access to the code. You just need[…]
The Open Minds DataKeeper Monitoring Kit is a software appliance which can be setup on a standalone physical or virtual server within your existing infrastructure and configured to monitor your DataKeeper clusters for peace of mind. The appliance has a web-fronted management interface to enable a single top level view of the health of your[…]
Real-time Protection of MS SQL applications and data over a LAN or WAN Protecting Microsoft SQL Server is about maintaining user connections to the database. It is not just about maintaining hardware availability. Resilience at the application level can only be achieved by monitoring all elements of the application stack, including the MS SQL Servers[…]
What is the difference between the different types of replication, and what are the advantages of them? Which ones should I use?
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Oracle Servers form a crucial part of many organisations, and have traditionally run on high end proprietary hardware to ensure reliability and availability. With Open Minds you can gain the benefits of High Availability Clustering, at a fraction of the cost compared with e.g. Oracles RAC or Microsofts Cluster Server and with added functionality. Our[…]
Windows file servers are protected by monitoring key processes and file systems. When a file server or dependent resource is detected not to respond, LifeKeeper will optionally attempt to undertake a local recovery on the server (depending upon configuration). If this recovery fails, then the file server is recovered on the remote server. In order[…]