Date: March 8, 2019
SIOS DataKeeper Provides High Availability for Mission-Critical Systems
By adding SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition to a Windows Server Failover Clustering environment in the Amazon Web Services cloud, this global retailer migrated a complex infrastructure into the cloud easily and without any downtime.
SIOS Software Delivers High Availability Data Protection in a User-Friendly Cloud Environment
A global multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer has more than 7,600 stores worldwide. When the retailer decided to migrate its infrastructure to a Windows environment in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, they needed a secure, reliable solution that could handle thousands of customer transactions daily and scale to meet growing demand. The migration needed to be accomplished quickly and easily with no downtime. Keeping the existing EMS instances was a mandatory requirement.
For this migration to be successful, the retailer needed an easy, cost efficient way to provide High Availability for Mission-Critical Systems.
To meet these requirements, the retailer’s IT staff simply added SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition to a Windows Server Failover Clustering environment in the AWS cloud.
The SIOS software is fully integrated with WSFC. It provides an easy-to-use configuration wizard for fast, efficient setup. This cluster maintains high availability for the retailer’s mission-critical software. If WSFC fails over to the remote cluster node, SIOS DataKeeper ensures the application has immediate access to a mirror copy of the storage. The retailer’s operations can continue after a failover without downtime or data loss. SIOS software created a fault-resilient environment that meets the retailer’s high-availability requirements.
SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition provided the retailer the High Availability for Mission-Critical Systems that they needed. And at the same time, eliminated the risks associated with a single point of failure in shared storage SAN cluster configurations. The SIOS failover process enabled automatic system and application recovery and prevented data loss if a server goes down. This allows the retailer’s customers to shop and place orders online safely without any interruptions.