Date: May 28, 2013
Tags: #SANLess Clusters for Linux Environments, #SANLess Clusters for SQL Server Environments, #SANLess Clusters for Windows Environments, Clusters Your Way
DataKeeper Cluster Edition maintains real-time replication of data files and storage metadata. This information is synchronized across multiple nodes within and across Amazon EC2 Availability Zones. This host-based solution minimizes performance impact on application servers and networks. Even encrypted or open files are no problem for the solution, which uses block-level replication to maximize data protection and availability.
The solution enables SQL Server failover clustering by removing the need for shared storage. And the solution integrates smoothly into your Windows environment. There’s no need for expensive, energy-hungry SAN storage, allowing your organization to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and take full advantage of cloud solutions.
The solution runs asynchronous replication for better data consistency. And block-level replication reduces overhead by updating only changed data. In a cloud environment, where costs rise as more data is transferred, this type of precision is especially important. Sergey notes, “It is important not to discount the ‘Cloud Economics’ aspect of the solution. The amount of data transferred in a cloud environment between Availability Zones costs money. With DataKeeper Cluster Edition, we enable Microsoft SQL Server failover clustering in the Amazon EC2 environment and increase performance while reducing cost, leveraging the precision of block-level replication.”
Of course, the solution isn’t limited to SQL Server implementations. DataKeeper Cluster Edition can also help to protect mission-critical workloads for RedHat, CentOS, and SuSE Linux variances. In combination with Amazon EC2 environments, the solution works especially well for organizations that want to simplify their environments and reduce costs without sacrificing availability or data protection.
Consult the experts at SIOS for answers to your questions about SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition and what it can do for you.