Companies have more choices than ever to save money and improve efficiency in their IT environment such as public and private cloud, virtual server environments, and high performance SSD storage. They can even combine a traditional physical server environment with cloud in hybrid configurations for better disaster recovery protection.
However, protecting business critical applications such as SQL, Oracle, SAP, file and print from downtime and disasters in these environments poses a variety of challenges to traditional SAN-based cluster environments. Companies should rethink their approach to high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) and consider alternatives that do not require the use of shared storage.
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