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Announcing AWS Quick Start Deploymnent Templates for SIOS SQL Failover Cluster

AWS Quick Start Templates Deploy SQL High-Availability Failover Cluster in the Cloud

Many businesses are struggling to deploy a high-availability failover cluster for SQL Server and other important applications in the cloud. This is because you need shared storage to create a failover cluster. Shared storage is not available or practical in most public clouds. As a result, Many IT teams kept SQL on-premises. Their experts in IT network, storage, and server would take months to plan, order, install, and configure physical environments for HA failover clustering. Finally, they would spend spent thousands of dollars upgrading to SQL Server Enterprise edition to gain advanced clustering capabilities.

SANless Failover Clustering Enables Cost-Efficient SQL High Availability Protection in the Cloud

Today, SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition is the first HA/DR solution to combine fully automated, application-centric clustering and efficient data replication. By integrating seamlessly into Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC), it enables a WSFC to work in a cloud where shared storage is not possible. SIOS DataKeeper works by synchronizing local storage in real time using highly efficient block-level replication. In this way, creates a SANless cluster to protect your Windows applications in the cloud. You can use it to protect SQL Server Standard Edition without the need for costly upgrades to SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

Quick Start Templates Make Deploying a Failover Cluster in AWS Easy

Now companies can easily deploy a two-node high-availability failover cluster automatically using an AWS EC2 Quick Start deployment. System administrators and managers can simply purchase the SIOS Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) on AWS Marketplace. They can use the AMI to deploy a two-node SQL Server Standard Edition cluster in the AWS cloud using an AWS Quick Start template.

Quick Start templates are automated reference deployments for key workloads on AWS. Each Quick Start launches, configures and runs the AWS service required to deploy a specific workload on AWS. Importantly, the templates use AWS best practices for security and availability. As a result, Quick Starts eliminate manual steps with a single click – they are fast, low-cost, and customizable.

The SIOS AMIs on AWS Marketplace provide an easy, convenient way for customers to purchase SIOS DataKeeper software to protect business critical applications in AWS. You can use them to deploy a high availability cluster using cost efficient SQL Server Standard Edition in the cloud.

Customers can purchase SIOS DataKeeper through the AWS Marketplace at: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/seller-profile?id=3c91e2f7-fc8d-4cce-a8aa-1e37abcb4408

To learn more about the SIOS DataKeeper Quick Start for AWS Cloud, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/sios-datakeeper/

To learn more about the SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition for High Availability in Cloud Deployments:

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High Availability in Under an Hour  

That was my challenge. My client had a mission critical SQL Server Replication Distributor that couldn’t be down for more than an hour. Their highly transactional healthcare application demanded high performance. They wanted me to add high availability protection. SIOS DataKeeper was the solution. I used SIOS DataKeeper and a few simple Powershell scripts to implement a high performance SANLess cluster in under an hour. Learn how I met this challenge in this on-demand webinar.

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Press Release: Using SANLess Window Server Failover Clustering to Achieve High Availability without Disruption is the Featured Topic of the Next SIOS Clustering 101 Webinar Series

SAN MATEO, CA – June 17, 2015 – SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced Microsoft Clustering MVP and SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will unveil strategies for quickly and cost-efficiently using SANLess Window Server Failover Clustering to implement high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) in the next session of its Clustering 101 webinar series.

Titled “HA Implementation without Disruption or Delay,” this webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit: http://us.sios.com/2015-06-clustering101

In this month’s Clustering 101 webinar Dave Bermingham will review strategies for implementing HA and DR for SQL Server without disrupting ongoing business operations. He will discuss real-world scenarios, key preparations, and the necessary steps for installing and configuring a SANLess Window Server Failover clustering quickly and efficiently.

Dave Bermingham is recognized within the technology community as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in clustering since 2010. Dave’s work as director, technical evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp. has him focused on Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions as well as providing hands on support, training and professional services for cluster implementations. Dave holds numerous technical certifications and draws from more than twenty years of experience in IT, including work in the finance, healthcare and education fields, to help organizations design solutions to meet their high availability and disaster recovery needs. Learn more at http://us.sios.com

About Clustering 101

Clustering 101 is a webinar series hosted by Microsoft MVP Dave Bermingham focused on addressing the numerous facets of clustering for high availability, data replication and any combination thereof. This series will air monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET. Check our events page for details: http://us.sios.com/about/news-events/

About About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own. An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

Press Release: Implementing a SANLess Cluster in Under an Hour Will be the Focus of the Next SIOS Webinar

SAN MATEO, CA – June 11, 2015 – SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced that MS SQL Server MVP Kendal Van Dyke will be the featured presenter in a live webinar that will teach attendees how to implement a SANLess SQL Server clustered instance in less than an hour.

Titled, “Implementing a SANLess SQL Server Cluster in Under an Hour,” this webinar will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit: http://us.sios.com/2015-06-webinar

In this webinar, Kendal Van Dyke will share how to migrate a replication distributor from a standalone instance to a clustered instance in under an hour. Drawing from real world experience, Kendal’s use case is a company that needed to implement a failover cluster to protect their SQL Server replication distributor and the applications that rely on it during a strict one-hour window and without causing disruption to ongoing business processes or slowing performance. Kendal will describe the customer’s HA needs, options and why a SIOS SANLess cluster was the solution of choice.

About the Speaker

Kendal Van Dyke is a principal consultant at UpSearch, a Microsoft Cloud and Database Platform Partner. Kendal is passionate about helping leaders use Microsoft’s SQL Server to solve complex problems that protect, unlock and optimize data’s value. Since 1999, Kendal has specialized in SQL Server database management solutions. He excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation and debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments. He currently serves the SQL Server community as founder and president of MagicPass, the Orlando, FL based chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Since 2008, Kendal has operated a SQL Server focused blog at http://www.kendalvandyke.com/.

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own. An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

Press Release: SIOS Technical Evangelist to Discuss Protecting Business Critical Applications in Cloud Environments at Cloud Expo

SAN MATEO, CA – June 4, 2015 – SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced that SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist and Microsoft Clustering MVP, David Bermingham will present a session about protecting business critical applications in cloud environments at Cloud Expo taking place next week in New York, NY.

Titled, “Protecting mission critical applications in cloud environments,” David’s session is scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 4:50 pm at the Javits Center, New York, NY. For more information about the Cloud Expo or to register, visit here.

Gartner predicts that the bulk of new IT spending by 2016 will be for cloud platforms and applications and that nearly half of large enterprises will have cloud deployments by the end of 2017. The benefits of the cloud may be clear for applications that can tolerate brief periods of downtime, but for critical applications like SQL Server, Oracle and SAP, companies need a strategy for HA and DR protection. By adding SANLess clustering software as an ingredient to Windows Server Failover Clustering, companies can provide HA and DR protection in a cloud where traditional shared-storage clusters may be impractical or impossible. Attendees at David’s session will learn the truths and myths of HA and DR in cloud deployments that can dramatically reduce data center costs and risks.

About the Speaker

David Bermingham is recognized as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in Clustering since 2010. David’s work as Senior Technical Evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp. has him focused on helping enterprise companies provide high availability and disaster recovery solutions for their business critical applications.

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own. An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

Press Release: SIOS Technology Named Finalists in the 2015 IT World Awards® by Network Products Guide

Winners Will Be Honored In San Francisco on June 29, 2015

SAN MATEO, CA – May 18, 2015 SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition a finalist for the 10th Annual 2015 IT World Awards in the IT Products and Services for Enterprise (Medium) category. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the 10th annual red carpet awards banquet and presentation.

SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software enables SANLess clustering for high availability and disaster protection in Windows Server Failover Clustering environments. It protects data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments and provides enterprise-class protection for all server workloads at a fraction of the cost of traditional shared-storage (SAN) based clusters.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist by Network Products Guide for this esteemed industry and peer award,” said Jerry Melnick, COO, SIOS Technology. “SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition is an important ingredient in a cluster solution that enables customers to provide failover clustering in environments where traditional clusters are impossible or impractical. With it, customers can gain the benefits of new data center configurations without sacrificing HA protection for business critical applications.”

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own.An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

Press Release: SIOS Webinar Reveals Strategies for Helping SQL Server and VM Admins to Jointly Ensure High Availability in VMware Environments

SAN MATEO, CA – May 13, 2015 SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced a live webinar featuring Microsoft SQL Server MVP and VMware vExpert David Klee that will reveal strategies to ensure moving SQL Server to VM environments does not impact performance.

Titled, “Is HA pitting SQL Database Admins against VM Admins? Keeping the Peace with SANLess clusters,” this webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT.  To register, please visit:  http://us.sios.com/2015-05-webinar

Moving SQL Server to a VM environment has a very real impact on the IT staff involved. To provide the high availability (HA) protection this mission critical app requires, SQL Admins may have to work closely with VM Admins. If performance suffers, the relationship can quickly become contentious. In this webinar, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert David Klee will review four common use cases that pit SQL Admins against VM Admins when SQL Server HA is involved. He will also describe a simple way for SQL Server admins to provide HA without the need to involve VMware admins.

About the Speaker

David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with over 17 years of IT experience. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @KleeGeek.

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own.An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@us.sios.com

May 19, 2015: Live Webinar: Is HA pitting SQL Database Admins against VM Admins? Keeping the Peace with SANLess clusters.

Moving SQL Server to a VM environment has a very real impact on the IT staff involved. To provide the high availability (HA) protection this mission critical app requires, SQL Admins may have to work closely with VM Admins. If performance suffers, the relationship can quickly become contentious. In this informative webinar, SQL Server MVP and VMware vExpert, David Klee will review four common use cases that pit SQL Admins against VM Admins when SQL Server HA is involved. He will also describe a simple way for SQL Server admins to provide HA without the need to involve VMware admins.

This webinar is interactive so come ready to ask your questions, add your comments, and join the discussion.

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Date: Tuesday May, 19th 2015
Time: 10:00a / 1:00p (Pacific/Eastern)

About David Klee
David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with over seventeen years of IT experience. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @KleeGeek.

Consumer Electronics Net: SIOS Clustering 101 Webinar Series Will Answer Tough Questions about High Availability in the Azure AWS or other Cloud Environments

SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced that the next session in its Clustering 101 webinar series featuring Microsoft Clustering MVP and SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will answer important questions about how to protect MS SQL Server and other critical business applications in an Azure, AWS EC2, or other cloud environment.

Titled “Live Q&A about High Availability in the Cloud: Bring Your Questions,” this webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit: http://us.sios.com/2015-04-clustering101

In this month’s Clustering 101 webinar, Dave will answer questions about protecting SQL Server and other business critical applications in a public, private, or hybrid cloud. Want to know how to use a cloud for Disaster Recovery? Wondering how to create a failover cluster in Azure? Attendees should bring their questions to this 30 minute live webinar.

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Boston.com: SIOS Clustering 101 Webinar Series Will Answer Tough Questions about High Availability in the Azure AWS or other Cloud Environments

SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced that the next session in its Clustering 101 webinar series featuring Microsoft Clustering MVP and SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will answer important questions about how to protect MS SQL Server and other critical business applications in an Azure, AWS EC2, or other cloud environment.

Titled “Live Q&A about High Availability in the Cloud: Bring Your Questions,” this webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit: http://us.sios.com/2015-04-clustering101

View the entire article at Boston.com