What is Azure Clustering?
An Azure cluster is a set of technologies that are configured to ensure high availability protection for applications running Microsoft Azure cloud environments. In an Azure cluster environment, two or more nodes are configured in a failover cluster and monitored with clustering software. 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. SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition clustering software is a unique add-on to Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clusters (WSFC) that enables Microsoft clusters to run in Azure and Azure Stack. SIOS Protection Suite for Linux protects critical Linux applications like SAP, HANA Oracle, MySQL, or Postgres in Azure and Azure Stack. SIOS clusters uniquely enable cluster failover across Azure regions and availability zones for true 99.99% uptime and disaster recovery protection.
Microsoft Azure-Certified Software for HA Clusters w/WSFC
SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software is Microsoft Azure-certified and available in the Azure Marketplace. It is the only Azure-certified software that enables customers to create a SANless high availability cluster in Azure or Azure Stack using Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).
By adding SIOS DataKeeper software to WSFC they can quickly and easily protect business-critical Windows environments from downtime and data loss in a cloud or any combination of physical, virtual, or hybrid cloud environment. Now, for the first time, customers using SAN-based Windows server failover clusters to protect their most important applications are free to move them to Azure or Azure Stack and achieve the high availability protection they need.
Azure Site Recovery Compatibility for High Availability and Disaster Protection
SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition is the only high availability solution certified for use with Microsoft Azure Site Recovery for cost-efficient high availability and disaster recovery protection for business-critical applications in Azure.
SIOS DataKeeper’s compatibility enables customers to protect important applications, including SAP, SQL Server, and Oracle, in Azure cloud environments. SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition provides a simple way to use Windows Server Failover Clustering – including SQL Server Always On Failover Clustering – in a cloud environment. Customers can replicate the cluster to a geographically separated location using Azure Site Recovery for cost-efficient, robust disaster protection. Learn more about SQL Server High Availability in Azure.
Together SIOS DataKeeper and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery enable the only option for local high availability protection along with disaster recovery in a highly flexible and on-demand solution.
Protect Linux Applications in Azure
SIOS Protection Suite for Linux lets you run your business-critical applications in Azure or Azure Stack without sacrificing performance, high availability or disaster protection.
Protect SAP Applications in Azure
SIOS Protection Suite and SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition provide comprehensive, fully SAP-certified protection for your SAP applications and data, including high availability, data replication, and disaster recovery in an easy, cost-efficient solution that can operate in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid cloud configurations.