SIOS Protection Suite and SIOS DataKeeper SAP and HANA cluster software provide comprehensive SAP-certified protection for your applications and data, including high availability, data replication, and disaster recovery in an easy, cost-efficient solution.
High Availability for SAP in Physical, Virtual or Cloud Environments
SIOS SAP cluster software lets you build Clusters Your Way™ to protect SAP and HANA in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual, cloud (public, private, and hybrid) and high performance flash storage environments. SIOS software provides easy and flexible configuration, fast replication, and comprehensive monitoring and protection of the entire SAP and/or SAP HANA environment.
SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition for SAP in the Cloud – Enterprise-Class Protection
Using SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition, you can achieve high availability protection for critical SAP components including ABAP SAP Central Service (ASCS) Instance, back-end databases (Oracle, DB2, MaxDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL), the SAP Central Services Instance (SCS).
Scale Out File Server (SOFS) and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), two technologies offered in Microsoft Windows for sharing disks, can’t be used in a cluster for sharing disks across cloud regions and availability zones. This limits your configuration to one data center (availability zone) and if there is a failure there, you can lose access to SAP application services.
In contrast, SIOS DataKeeper fully simulates clustered shared storage and is capable of providing fully certified high availability cluster protection across cloud regions and availability zones – giving you significantly greater protection from a broad class of failures.
SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and SAP
You can use SIOS Protection Suite™ for Linux software to build a traditional SAN-based cluster or a SANless cluster by synchronizing local storage on the active SAP Server node (or cloud instance) with local storage on a standby node using real-time, block-level replication. Replication can operate in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. SANless clusters can be used to support high availability operations in cloud environments.
Continuous Monitoring of the Entire SAP Environment
Unlike traditional clustering software that only checks that the server is alive, SIOS Protection Suite for Linux software monitors the health of the entire SAP or HANA environment and provides application-aware high availability to ensure maximum uptime. SIOS software verifies that SAP and/or HANA is running, file shares and provides superior protection:
- Protects your entire SAP stack with high availability clustering, continuous data replication, and disaster recovery functionality
- Enables single- and multi-site clusters using existing servers and storage
- Supports both JAVA and ABAP versions of SAP servers running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, or Windows and accommodates a wide range of storage architectures.
- Intuitive, wizard-driven GUI simplifies installation, configuration, and management
- Supports physical, virtual or cloud environments and a wide range of storage architectures
- Compatible with your local SSD storage to get high performance for a fraction of the cost of traditional clusters
- Reduces data transfer costs in cloud environments
- Efficient replication engine minimizes network traffic—without hardware accelerators or compression devices
- Saves labor cost by automating data replication tasks using an intuitive management console
- AS Application Server or NFS exports are available, databases are mounted and available, and clients are able to connect.
SIOS software actively monitors: servers, operating systems, SAP Primary Application Server (PAS) Instance, ABAP SAP Central Service (ASCS) Instance, back-end databases (Oracle, DB2, MaxDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL), the SAP Central Services Instance (SCS), volumes or file systems, file shares or NFS mounts, IP and virtual IP, Enqueue and message servers,and Logical Volumes (LVM).
Automatic or Manual Failover
In the event of a failure on the active cluster node, SIOS software moves SAP and/or HANA operation to the standby node. SIOS software lets you configure standby servers that are either local or remote over a LAN or WAN. Real-time storage replication ensures immediate recovery from a local system failure and allows you to create multiple real-time copies through one-to-many replication.
SIOS clusters can also stop and restart the application both locally and on another cluster server at either the same site or at another geographic location. When the SIOS software detects a problem, it automatically initiates one of three configurable recovery actions that will maximize uptime and protection for applications and data: it may attempt a restart on the same server; switchover to a standby server; or alert a system administrator. It performs both local recovery or complete failover quickly and easily.
SAP and HANA Disaster Recovery
The SIOS software makes DR testing easy by allowing administrators to move SAP/HANA to the DR site for testing and to move it back to the primary site when testing is done. It also lets you leave SAP in service in the primary site while completing DR testing with no impact to your production network by unlocking the target data, bringing it into service on the backup system to verify recovery.