DNV provides merchant vessel inspection, classification, verification, and certification services. The company wanted to increase the availability of its mission-critical application, which is accessed by thousands of internal and external users every day. DNV also sought to improve its data replication process. After deploying a new Microsoft high-availability and disaster recovery solution, DNV has improved availability and increased its flexibility. The company has also cut failover time from more than 10 minutes to seconds and reduced the time it takes to make database copies available from hours to minutes.