Date: April 14, 2018
SIOS DataKeeper Clustering Software Enables Gulliver International to Move Internal IT Systems to AWS Cloud Safely
Gulliver International has plans to migrate all of its internal systems to AWS Cloud. The company is a leading pre-owned car company based in Tokyo with 420 locations throughout Japan. Over the next four years, Gulliver International plans to expand into a global business with 1600 stores worldwide.
It is promoting a company-wide “cloud-first” policy for all new applications. To ensure its IT infrastructure can accommodate this rapid growth, the company needs to find an appropriate software that would help to migrate to cloud safely and with High Availability.
SIOS DataKeeper software enables Gulliver to use Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) to build a failover cluster in a cloud environment, where traditional shared storage clusters are not possible. SIOS software uses efficient, real time replication to synchronize storage between servers operating as a WSFC cluster in an AWS environment. Using SIOS software, Gulliver can configure two servers operating as a cluster across separate Amazon Availability Zones.
Just as in a traditional physical environment, if there is a failure on the primary server in the AWS cloud within one Availability Zone, WSFC moves the application to the second server located in another Amazon Availability Zone, providing full disaster tolerance and recovery in AWS cloud.
With SIOS DataKeeper software, Gulliver can move to the AWS cloud without adding complexity or disruption to existing operations. About 30 percent of Gulliver’s existing on-premises systems have been migrated to AWS without any changes to the company’s system administration or added complexity