In some scenarios, such as Power failure, network failure, ONTAP panic and many more, the MetroCluster can't automatically switch its storage services to the other datacentre and the storage services will be shut down. But many customers in the industry (Manufacturing, Banks, Healthcare, Online Shops, global Players, etc.) need always-ON availability of the storage services and applications! Because downtime cost money and image!
ClusterLion permanently monitors Data ONTAP and the NetApp Storage Controllers. If the storage services are compromised, it is immediately detected by ClusterLion, a power-off of the compromised nodes will be triggered, and the switchover is initiated to the other site within 30 seconds.
ClusterLion does not need a third datacentre like any other Quorum solution, so it has a unique USP.
ClusterLion offers an automatic switchover for NetApp MetroCluster and so always-ON availability to your Storage and Applications!