Catch all(…) For high-availability in the cloud


In this post I would like to expose some of the pain points that you may be experiencing (certainly would like to hear more! If I didn’t cover them all) as you transition your Microsoft SQL based applications into the cloud.

You may already know that SIOS Technology Corp. recently announced DataKeeper Cloud Edition that enables native Microsoft SQL Failover Clustering in EC2 environment within a since Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and between the Availability Zones (AZs).

Is it enough? Continue reading

Fusion IO beefs up with another storage acquisition

Fusion IO finally announced acquisition of NexGen storage after a few month NexGen was quiet comparing to its SMB targeting storage competitors like Nimble. There were signs and rumors that were putting FIO as one of the most promising candidates for the acquisition, and it happened.

With this new addition to Fusion IO portfolio it has a clear path into Continue reading

Open vSwitch: Past, Present, and Future

I have been following and working in space of Software Defined Networking (SDN), which is getting hotter by the minute :) , for over 2 years now. My interest comes from spending number of years inside the network stacks of different products that I have worked on as well as standards that I either used, contributed to or both.

There are a LOT of information, definitions, etc. of SDN and network virtualization however when I am being approached by the engineers Continue reading

SIOS Welcomes Microsoft SQL Failover Clustering into Amazon EC2 environment!

Another title could be “Is there more to replication in the cloud?” and I will explain further.

First, let me start by saying that recently SIOS Technologies Corp. introduced DataKeeper Cloud Edition that enabled Microsoft SQL Failover Clustering in Amazon EC2 cloud environment. Prior to that the clouds were quite gloomy for applications that require MS SQL Failover Clustering and as a results those who wanted to take advantage of the emerging cloud technology and all the corresponding benefits were stuck.

“What is the value proposition?” You would ask me… Continue reading