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The Pioneers of Availability can help you with your availability needs.

We call ourselves the experts in high availability. We are the engineers behind the most innovative availability software, training and implementation services around. If they had a game show on availability, we'd win. We simply know the most about how to help you identify the needs of your environment and deliver the solution you're looking for. But don't just take our word for it.

Pardon us while we indulge in some flagrant name-dropping

  1. When IBM wanted to develop HACMP for AIX, they came to Availant.
  2. When McGraw Hill wanted to include a chapter on HACMP in their book about AIX, they came to Availant.
  3. When EMC needed to design a training curriculum on availability and storage, they came to Availant.
  4. When Compaq (now Hewlett Packard) sought to increase Microsoft Windows Server availability in their line of ProLiant Servers, they used Availant technology in the creation of Compaq Availability Agents.

Our expertise is in availability. Our strength is in delivering the right solution for you.
We've worked with hundreds of small, medium and large companies, including half of the Fortune 500 - and they've all needed something unique to their environment. We've combined over a decade of experience to offer you a range of availability solutions. Below you'll find a snapshot of our capabilities. Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Call us anyway. Chances are we've done it before.

Development Services
We have extensive experience working with large OEM's such as IBM and Compaq (now Hewlett Packard) to help them define, develop and bring to market system management and availability solutions that meet the needs of their customers. Twenty-eight releases and 60,000 licenses of HACMP for AIX later, we can't get enough. We also work with large companies, such as CitiBank, to customize high availability applications to their environment.

Education Services
Availant's education and training solutions range from the design, development and delivery of an entire curriculum to public course offerings as an IBM Training Partner. We offer on-site private workshops and courses that are customized to only the elements that you need to know.

Assessment and Implementation Services
Our team brings a wealth of knowledge in system, storage and application availability. We will help you define your specific needs, assess your current environment against those needs and implement the necessary solutions to make you successful. Once you're up and running, we will empower you to maintain your new environment through training that is tailored to your specific implementation.

Validation Services
We've helped dozens of vendors bring their product to market by validating that their hardware will work in an HA environment. We focus on helping you identify the most critical test variables, providing the best results in the shortest time period.

Why Availant?
What makes us one of a kind is our diverse team of engineers, educators and consultants who have two things in common: they love a good challenge, and they know availability. Some of them have been in the industry a really long time. Some of them have been in the industry a really, really, really long time - but they don't like it when we bring that up. Many of them were system administrators in a former life, and we use their knowledge to make our solutions even better.


What is High Availability Software?
High Availability software allows you to deliver your business level agreements by keeping your systems running around the clock.

Enterprises competing in today's competitive global market - in industries ranging from financial services, telecommunications and medical to retail, transportation and manufacturing - must have business-critical information and data available upon demand, and often 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. To ensure success, these companies must consistently and accurately provide the bank balances, investment funds, medical records, test results, travel reservations and many other critical services demanded by their customers. The key to successfully delivering these services relies on the availability of your information technology.

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