Most IT professionals choose to run Microsoft SQL Server in a clustered configuration because of the enhanced availability such a configuration provides. But application clustering cannot be implemented in most Public Clouds, due to storage and networking limitations in the Cloud.
Zadara™ Storage and Sanbolic® together eliminate this roadblock and enable application clustering for Microsoft SQL Server in Public Clouds.
In order to implement application clustering, one needs to satisfy four requirements:
As seen in the following chart, our Public Cloud Provider partners satisfy the first requirement, by providing reliable, powerful, configurable Cloud servers. The second requirement is met using Sanbolic’s Melio data management software, whose application failover mechanism is compatible with Zadara's Cloud Provider partners. And the Zadara Storage Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) service provides shared storage in these Public Clouds with persistent reservation, thereby meeting the third and fourth requirements, respectively.
|Cluster Requirements||Solution Provider|
|Windows Server Instances||Cloud Provider Partner|
|Failover Clustering||Sanbolic Melio|
|Shared Storage||Zadara Storage VPSA|
|Persistent Reservation||Zadara Storage VPSA|
In other words, Sanbolic and Zadara Storage deliver enterprise-class storage with application clustering, via the world’s leading Public Cloud Providers. This joint offering enables customers to extend the availability, scalability, performance, protection and management efficiency of business critical applications and data, while dramatically increasing flexibility and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).
To begin, sign up for Zadara’s VPSA Service and contact Sanbolic to take advantage of Melio application failover capabilities.