SIOS Protection Suite software is a clustering solution that provides a tightly integrated combination of high availability failover clustering, continuous application monitoring, data replication, and configurable recovery policies to protect your business-critical applications and data from downtime and disasters. It gives you the flexibility to build your choice of SAN or SANless clusters using a wide array of storage devices, including direct attached storage, iSCSI, Fibre Channel and more. Whether you need local high availability within a single site, or fast, efficient disaster recovery across multiple sites, SIOS Protection Suite for Windows meets all your business continuity needs.
Monitoring the Entire Application Environment
SIOS Protection Suite monitors the health of the entire application environment, including servers, operating systems, and databases. It can stop and restart an application both locally and on another cluster server at the same site or in another location. When a problem is detected, SIOS Protection Suite automatically performs the recovery actions and automatically manages cascading and prioritized failovers.
Continuous Synchronous or Asynchronous Replication
SIOS clusters provide continuous synchronous or asynchronous replication to maintain an identical copy of the data on a backup node for immediate recovery from a system failure. You can also create multiple real-time copies through one-to-many replication. Backup servers can be either local or remote, and accessed via the LAN or WAN. WAN-optimized replication maintains optimal throughput, regardless of the speed or latency of the WAN link, without the need for hardware-based WAN accelerators.
Three Key Reasons to Consider SIOS Protection Suite for Windows:
- Does not require a witness server (great for branch offices with just two servers)
- Does not require a Windows Domain
- Supports SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier in across subnet cluster