Date: November 2, 2020
Tags: Amazon AWS, Amazon EC2, AppKeeper, Cloud, Customer StoryReading Time: 3 minutes
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Learn How Healthcare Facilities Can Easily Maintain High Availability for EHR Systems in AWS
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse uses MEDITECH to store all its electronic health records (EHR). The hospital prevented MEDITECH downtime and data loss using Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). To take advantage of
global cloud infrastructure, they sought to deliver the same high availability on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution: They simply added SIOS DataKeeper software to their WSFC, enabling a SANless high availability on AWS.
Join our webinar to hear Peter Singer, CIO, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse discuss how he added SIOS DataKeeper to a MEDITECH WSFC configuration on AWS to create a clustering environment that spans availability zones, regions, or hybrid environments for high availability and disaster recovery protection.
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- Sanford Coker, Worldwide SA Lead – Healthcare, AWS
- Dave Bermingham, Sr. Technical Evangelist, SIOS Technology Corp.
- Peter Singer, CIO, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
SIOS in the News
If you’re thinking about moving your SQL Server infrastructure to the cloud, there are a lot of good reasons to choose AWS EC2. AWS offers a wide range of purpose-built systems, so you can easily find one that will support your organization’s particular needs. It has a global reach, with nearly 70 availability zones in 20 geographically distinct regions around the world.
Building out a SQLS Server infrastructure designed for high availability (HA) or disaster recovery (DR), though, can be costly. Are there ways to take advantage of AWS EC2 to reduce those costs? The short answer is yes.
The longer answer is how much money you can save by moving your SQL Server infrastructure to AWS EC2 depends on the choices you make when configuring for HA and DR.
This BetaNews article by SIOS’ Dave Bermingham, Senior Technical Evangelist, highlights key features of AWS EC2 that enable companies to optimize infrastructure costs (such as right-sizing servers, the reserved instances option, and AWS optimize CPUs). It also examines native and third-party HA and DR configuration options and considers the availability and cost implications associated with them.
For companies that run their day-to-day business operations on SAP ERP (enterprise resource planning), it’s important for IT teams to make sure they comply with mandated high-availability service-level agreements (SLAs).
As part of the formal SLA process, many companies require their internal IT teams to set specific recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). This helps ensure the ERP application is protected and that services for end users, customers and vendors can recover as rapidly as possible if an outage occurs.
As your IT team takes on this challenge—whether to implement new high-availability capabilities or to validate your current capabilities—there are six key steps to follow to make sure your SAP ERP system is fully protected. These best practices were compiled for this eWEEK Data Points article by Harry Aujla, SIOS’ EMEA technical director.
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