What is AWS Clustering?
An AWS cluster is a set of technologies that are configured to ensure high availability protection for applications running AWS EC2 environments and monitored with clustering software. In an AWS cluster environment, two or more nodes in AWS are configured in a failover cluster. The application runs on a primary node in the cluster. If clustering software detects an application operation failure, it orchestrates a failover of the application operation to secondary node(s) in the cluster. To simplify and accelerate the deployment of high availability clusters in AWS, SIOS high availability clustering software is available on the AWS Marketplace and can be deployed automatically using an AWS QuickStart or via bring-your-own perpetual licensing model. SIOS clusters uniquely enable cluster failover across AWS regions and availability zones for true 99.99% uptime and disaster recovery protection.
SIOS Delivers High Availability in AWS
To simplify and accelerate the deployment of high availability clusters in the cloud, SIOS High Availability Clustering Software is available on AWS Marketplace and can be deployed automatically using an AWS QuickStart. The AWS Quick Start deployment is ideal for organizations making their first venture into high availability clusters in the cloud.
AWS High Availability with SIOS DataKeeper
SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition is the first high availability and disaster recovery solution to combine fully automated, application-centric clustering and efficient data replication. Seamless integration into Windows Server Failover Clustering environments, enable high availability clusters to work in a cloud where shared storage is not possible. SIOS DataKeeper synchronizes local storage in real time using highly efficient block-level replication to create a SANless cluster. With the AWS Quick Start program, system administrators and managers can use the SIOS Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) on AWS Marketplace to see firsthand how easy it is to deploy a two-node SQL Server cluster in the cloud with SIOS DataKeeper. The SIOS AMIs on AWS Marketplace provides an easy, convenient way for customers to purchase SIOS DataKeeper software to protect business-critical applications in AWS.
SIOS Technology has achieved AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency Status. This designation recognizes that SIOS provides proven technology and deep expertise in helping customers in the migration, deployment and management of Microsoft-based applications on AWS, specifically with workloads based on Microsoft SQL Server.
SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Provides Real High Availability for AWS
While cloud providers like AWS provide availability options, they do not provide the level of high availability and breadth of protection across the whole application infrastructure that customers demand and that you achieved by using clusters before there were clouds. AWS customers know this and know that they need real availability and clustering software tools that provide actual levels of high availability (at least 99.99% uptime). AWS has partnered with SIOS and our SIOS Protection Suite for Linux to achieve these desired levels of high availability with Linux clustering for our mutual customers and the critical applications they are moving, to the AWS cloud.
SIOS Protection Suite for Linux provides a tightly integrated combination of high availability failover clustering, continuous application monitoring, data replication, and configurable recovery policies. SIOS Protection Suite for Linux includes SIOS LifeKeeper, SIOS DataKeeper, and multiple Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) to protect your business-critical applications and data from downtime and disasters.
SIOS Quick Start deployments for AWS
SIOS delivers the same HA capabilities that are available through a Windows Server Failover Cluster in the cloud and configurable on AWS quickly and easily – saving months of effort, improving operational flexibility and drastically lowering costs to set up and maintain. Take a look at how our customers, Gulliver and Epicure, use SIOS High Availability Clustering Software in AWS.
The AWS Marketplace offering and SIOS DataKeeper and SIOS Protection Suite Quick Start deployments for AWS are comprehensive solutions that help simplify the transition to operating high availability in the cloud, ultimately freeing IT staff to support additional business-driving initiatives.
AWS Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on AWS. Each QuickStart launches, configures and runs the AWS service required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. QuickStarts eliminate manual steps with a single click – they are fast, low-cost, and customizable. Several SIOS DataKeeper AMIs are available for purchase on AWS Marketplace, enabling customers to add high availability to an existing deployment or to deploy a two-node SQL Server cluster in AWS. Read the white paper.
- Purchase SIOS DataKeeper through the AWS Marketplace
- View the Quick Start for SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on AWS
- Learn more about high availability for SQL on AWS
- Request a Free Trial of SIOS High Availability Clustering Software