Date: October 30, 2013
Tags: #SANLess Clusters for Linux Environments, #SANLess Clusters for SQL Server Environments, #SANLess Clusters for Windows Environments, Amazon EC2, Clusters Your Way, Enterprise Windows, Microsoft SQL
I need to get clustering setup when using EC2 to host my SQL Server databases. How can I do this?
If you use native functionality, you can’t because Amazon’s EC2 service doesn’t offer a way to present the same disks to multiple virtual servers at the same time.
But thankfully we aren’t linked to native functionality. A while back I wrote about DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology and how you can use it to build a high speed highly availability storage platform using Fusion ioDrive PCIe cards. The same software can be used to provide a high availability solution within the Amazon EC2 environment. Read more…