Moving your SQL Server environment to the cloud can be expensive, but the initial investment for migration can also yield big savings for the long term. Tom Staab, of AWS, and Dave Bermingham, of SIOS Technology Corp., talk about all the different cost optimization strategies and benefits of running SQL Server business-critical application workloads on AWS. They are joined by AWS and SIOS customer, Chad Gates, Senior Director of Infrastructure and Security, PayGo, to discuss their migration experience and explain their strategy for a cost-efficient infrastructure on the AWS cloud with the help of the SIOS high availability solution.
With many cloud providers and options available, it’s hard to decipher what would work best for your SQL Server environment. On this webinar, Tom Staab, of AWS, and Dave Bermingham, of SIOS Technology Corp., discuss the benefits of running SQL Server business-critical application workloads on AWS while addressing key requirements of price, performance and availability. And they welcome AWS and SIOS customer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Database Engineer, Huili Shao, to explain their journey to the AWS cloud and how the decision was made to use SIOS for high availability.
Planning a move to the cloud? This webinar covers what you need to know about deploying SQL Server on AWS EC2 while ensuring uptime and preventing data loss. Watch David Bermingham, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, and SIOS Technology Corp Technical Evangelist and Tom Staab, Partner Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services, and technical Cloud and Data expert to learn about AWS EC2, the different High Availability and Disaster Recovery configurations and how to select what is best for your environment.
Let’s say you are a company that is migrating SAP, Oracle or other business-critical applications on the AWS cloud. You may be doing this yourself or working with an implementation partner to ensure that everything goes smoothly. As a business, you depended on clusters with your on-premise applications to ensure that you achieved high availability.
High Availability for Cloud – What Does it Mean?
The term “High Availability” means many different things to many different people and can lead to confusion for those moving to the cloud. You will see all kinds of claims of uptime in the cloud, sometimes as high as 99.999% uptime, which means only 5.26 minutes of downtime per year. That sounds great in theory, but if you read the fine print, you will see that there are no guarantees and many exclusions. In practice, these lead to real downtime and real lost revenue for your business. All you need is one downtime event like the recent major cloud outage that took customers off line for way more than 5.26 minutes.
Without real high availability, you may be helpless until the cloud comes back on-line. In addition, you want a solution that not only protects you from failure, but also allows you to do maintenance and upgrades without downtime and to rollback in case of issues. You also want to avoid duplicating the same issues that brought your primary application server down propagating through to your secondary servers. It is up to you to make sure these scenarios don’t happen to you and that your high availability requirements are met.
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). That is why AWS is partnering with SIOS and our SIOS Protection Suite for Linux to achieve these desired levels of high availability 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 Technology Collaborates with AWS to Provide Quick Start
To make the deployment of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux as easy as possible on the AWS Cloud, a Quick Start was created by SIOS Technology in collaboration with AWS. Quick Starts are automated reference deployments that use AWS CloudFormation templates to deploy key technologies on AWS, following AWS best practices. This Quick Start is for enterprise users who want to deploy SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on AWS into their test or production environment.
The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on AWS Quick Start creates a high availability Linux cluster in a virtual private cloud (VPC) within a single AWS Region across two Availability Zones. It also supports out-of-the-box protection for SAP systems, Oracle databases, and other business-critical applications.
To get started:
View the Quick Start for architecture and details
View the deployment guide for step-by-step instructions
Download the AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment from GitHub
You can use AWS services like Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS to quickly build, deploy, scale and manage your SQL Server databases, which helps you build more agile applications. This webinar covers best practices for running SQL Server business-critical applications on AWS. Zlatan Dzinic, of AWS, and Dave Bermingham, of SIOS Technology Corp., discuss how to choose between Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS, and above all, get an overview of the AWS highly reliable, scalable and low cost infrastructure combined with SIOS DataKeeper for high availability platform – providing customers with a powerful solution to ensure improved IT responsiveness and compelling ROI for business-critical applications.