Date: December 3, 2020
Tags: Amazon AWS, Amazon EC2, AppKeeper, Cloud, Customer StoryReading Time: 4 minutes
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Recorded Webinar: Are you overpaying for SQL Server Licensing?
SQL experts share Lessons learned from real-world customers who saved more than 70% on their SQL Server licensing costs related to high availability and disaster recovery.
You can have high availability and disaster recovery without a costly upgrade to SQL Server Enterprise Edition. Join SQL Server expert Mike Walsh and Dave Bermingham, SIOS Technical Evangelist and Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, to hear how real-world customers saved thousands and provided high availability and disaster protection with SQL Server Standard Edition.
Whether your SQL Server environment is on-premises, in the cloud or a hybrid; flexible, cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery solutions can support a variety of use cases and save you money on licensing and performance while maintaining your most critical applications.
Recorded Webinar: How to Protect Mission-critical EHR and data on AWS
IT Director of Leading Medical Facility Shares His Story of Implementing HA for MEDITECH in AWS
A leading cancer treatment center 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 learn how SIOS DataKeeper enables you to build WSFC configurations on AWS that span availability zones, regions, or hybrid environments.
SIOS in the News
The thing about clouds is that they can change shape even as you watch them. So it is with the Google Cloud, and the guidance we provided two years ago in our InfoWorld article on creating a SQL Server failover cluster in the Google Cloud no longer reflects best practices. The guidance provided then still works, but today there are better, more efficient ways to create SQL server failover clusters in Google Cloud that will deliver the 99.99% availability that organization’s seeking high availability demand.
In this Infoworld article, Dave Bermingham, senior technical evangelist at SIOS, provides updated best practices when it comes to configuring SQL Server failover clusters in the Google Cloud. He shows users how to set up the cluster nodes, configure a cloud-based load balancer for automated failover, and configure a SAN-Less storage solution to ensure ongoing access to SQL data should the primary processing node in the SQL Server cluster go offline unexpectedly. Read the Full Article
Building the right cluster is key to configuring a SQL Server infrastructure that will deliver database availability of 99.99% or higher. Whether you’re building a cluster on-prem, in the cloud, or in a hybrid configuration that spans the two, there are certain common issues you need to address—and they may not be the issues that first come to mind. While building a resilient cluster with the right distribution of physical or virtual servers is obviously important, just as important is ensuring that the individual instances of SQL Server in that cluster have ready access to the data in your databases.
Turns out that ensuring that can be challenging. This TFiR.io article by Dave Bermingham, Senior Technical Evangelist at SIOS, focuses on the challenge of configuring high availability (HA) clusters in support of SQL Server. The cloud imposes the greatest challenges when it comes to ensuring ongoing access to SQL Server databases, but the solutions to the problems posed by the cloud are applicable to on-prem and hybrid solutions as well.
Read the Full Article
Using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Quick Service Protection Resource
On a recent engagement with the SIOS Professional Services team, a customer inquired about how to protect a custom application with the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux solution. One of the highly experienced high availability experts at SIOS Technology Corp., helped understand the customer’s application and laid out the methods SIOS provides for custom application support.
Houston We Have a Problem (or How to Understand & Respond to Availability Alerts)
Space walks are a far cry from our own day to day activities, unless of course you work for NASA, but recent blogs on Apollo 13 do spark a question applicable to availability. What do you do when there is an alert triggered in your environment? Do you just ignore it? Do you downplay it, waiting to see if the alerts, log messages, or other indicators will just go away? Do you contact your vendor support to understand how you can disable these alerts, warnings, and messages? Or do you say, “We have a problem here and we need to work it out”?
VP of Customer Experience at SIOS Technology Corp. shares 4 things you can do when you your availability product triggers an alert. Read the full blog.