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 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 and achieve the high availability protection they need.
Download this step-by-step guide to creating a high availability failover cluster to protect SQL Server in Azure IaaS written by Microsoft MVP, David Bermingham. The SIOS DataKeeper offering in the Azure Marketplace here.
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 enabled 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.
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.
The use of SIOS DataKeeper with Azure Site Recovery was the subject of a recent webinar by David Bermingham, SIOS Technology Evangelist and Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP. A recording of the webinar – Azure Site Recovery and other Disaster Recovery Options for SQL Server Cloud Deployments: Best practices for configuring cloud deployments of SQL Server for high availability and disaster recovery – is available here