IT Modernization Pain
Typical datacenters spend 70% of budgets and resources on maintenance and only 30% on IT initiatives that drive business value
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It Simplifies Your Datacenter
DH2i’s container technology gives you InstanceMobility to dramatically simplify your Windows IT modernization.
Our Vhost containers provide a consistent application endpoint and persistent data presentation, so you can rehost applications at the speed of a stop and restart. You get:
- Simplified, near-weightless application portability
- Self-healing architecture for both health and performance with policy-based event handling
- Solution to the patch/update headache with near-zero planned downtime
- Disaster recovery that’s as simple as an application stop and restart to a remote node
- Vastly simplified problem isolation
- Tech refresh with no risk and no data migration—the only Windows container technology that provides data tier portability
- Recaptured IT resources to apply to new business initiatives
DxEnterprise monitors Windows applications and their host nodes and self-heals for both health and performance to meet business SLAs. If an application fails, the software automatically stops the application container and restarts it on another host. Our Vhost containers also include workflow insertion points and policies for conditional logic coordination and event handling. You can set load balancing and resource requirements for each application instance, and prioritize workloads to meet established SLA requirements.
Minimally Intrusive Patch/Update
The key to solving the patch/update headache is InstanceMobility, which lets you rehost Windows Server applications with a simple stop-restart. With our containers, you can keep managed Vhost applications running on any server you choose. This allows you to patch non-active nodes for any given Vhost application on your own schedule, then simply rehost the instance to the updated node. In most cases, managed applications never have to wait for a server to reboot, so applying a patch is minimally intrusive to any running application. Risk is minimized since the current active node is untouched—if necessary, you have immediate failback to the known-good host. Planned downtime is now the speed of an application stop and restart. Finally, modernization work can be done during the business day, dramatically reducing after-hours maintenance.
Built-in Disaster Tolerance
InstanceMobility and self-healing provide both high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR), with application rehosting that’s as simple as a stop and restart to your remote location. Built-in multi-subnet stretch DR can be gated by storage presentation or fully automated, based on your requirements. DxEnterprise gives you a single, intuitive platform for both production and DR environments, with drag-and-drop orchestration for all managed nodes and applications. Our container technology decouples applications from the underlying infrastructure, so we support any infrastructure mix.
Simplified Problem Isolation
No other approach allows you to independently isolate and test OS version, application patch level and infrastructure. In typical approaches – either virtual or bare-metal – the infrastructure, OS and applications are locked together. With DxEnterprise, Vhost containers abstract the application from the underlying infrastructure, so you can quickly rehost applications for faster problem isolation, determination and repair, with near-zero downtime.
Modernization Made Easy
With DH2i’s logical container technology, modernization of the application, OS or infrastructure has never been simpler. Using DxEnterprise’s intuitive drag-and-drop management console, CLI or PowerShell, you can add new primary or failover nodes to any cluster workload. Simply install desired application templates to the new host and add this node to the desired Vhosts as either a primary or failover target. Remove the node to be retired from the Vhost quorum and you’re done. No data migration needed. Now you can leverage tech refresh for license savings and continued consolidation.
Recapture IT Resources
DxEnterprise dramatically simplifies IT modernization. Instead of spending 70% of your IT time, staff and budget on maintenance activities, we let you recapture those resources to apply to more strategic activities.