Stonebranch Universal Automation Center Resiliency

How would you describe the resiliency of this solution? Please provide examples.

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Senior Technical Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
My biggest pain point was the agent. When it comes to the controller, it's one point of failure. You monitor it, it's just another application. You take a look at it. You know what items you need to keep an eye on: memory, log files, entries. You can be proactive because it's one important single point. When you look at all your endpoints, it becomes a management nightmare if you have to monitor every single one of them. Past experience has been people that want to run their batches. They don't want to care about the scheduler. They want to just set it and forget it. They tend to run the machines very hot. When the endpoints are resource-starved, because people's scripts are taking over all the capacity on the box, the agents fail and their workflow gets impacted and you take an SLA hit. We have yet to see that with any of the Stonebranch agents.
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Brian
Sr. System Programmer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of resiliency, we run the high-availability, so I have two controllers, one in passive and one primary-active. We switch every month for patching, and the passive one takes over without an issue. With our database patching, we can see when that stops and when the controller goes into a pause. But less than 15 seconds later, we're back up and running again. There are no job failures associated. It takes off right away. In the patching world, we've seen a significant improvement.
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Mike Booher
Systems Programmer II at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is very resilient. You have multiple agents and you have High Availability, so we're able to do maintenance to one server without affecting its availability.
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Doug Perseghetti
Consulting Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I would put the agent's resiliency at number one in the industry.
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Frank Burkhardt
Application and Database Administrator at Blue Bird Corporation
The resiliency is good. We have had server outages and can tell whether to restart jobs that were running, pick up jobs that were skipped or just ignore them. It does a real good job of picking up after itself. In addition, if the server that UAC is running on goes down, it will do the same thing. It will try and catch up on the jobs that it needs to be in. It knows which ones to skip. It is a fairly robust solution.
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Earl Diem
Manager Performance and Automation Engineering at PSCU Financial Services
We've been very happy with the resiliency of this solution. We really don't have a whole lot of problems with Stonebranch. Once we get agents in place and configured, they're stable.
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