Storage Newsletter: Enterprises Adopt SIOS Technology SANLess Clustering Software on AWS

Like Gulliver International, Epicure Selections and Spirent Communications

SIOS Technology Corp., maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, announced that enterprise companies are turning to its SANLess clustering software, SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition, to provide HA and DR of critical data on business critical applications in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environments.

Some of these enterprises include Gulliver International CO, Ltd, a Tokyo-based pre-owned car company; Epicure Selections, Canada’s direct sales company; and Spirent Communications, a global leader in communications test and measurement.

Business critical applications require HA protection, regardless of where they are deployed,” said Jerry Melnick, COO, SIOS. “In the cloud, you need to protect applications from downtime just as you do in a physical server environment. However, traditional solutions, such as shared-storage clusters may not be practical or even possible in the cloud. With SIOS SANLess clustering software, enterprises are able to use traditional Windows Server Failover Clustering to provide HA and DR protection for SQL Server and other enterprise applications in the cloud without the limitations of shared storage.

Most cloud providers enable a measure of disaster protection by allowing enterprises to use multiple separate and redundant data centers or computing resources. However, they do not offer shared storage (i.e., a SAN), which is required to support traditional Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for HA. SANless software can be added to a WSFC to create a HA cluster without the need for shared storage. With it, companies can run their business critical applications, such as SQL Server, SAP, Siebel Gateway, and others, in a cloud environment without sacrificing HA protection.


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