“The problem is that I need to manage Windows and Linux clusters across my organization, so my team not only needs to know SQL Server but also numerous versions of Windows and Linux. I also face constraints with both Windows and Linux in terms of setup and deployment. For example, the configuration and management for each cluster is different, which is a steep learning curve for my team. How can I simplify the management of my SQL Server Availability Groups?”
Enterprises deploying SQL Server for Linux need a way to ensure their instances are highly available, and must look to the 3rd party ecosystem for those capabilities. This whitepaper describes how DH2i’s DxEnterprise software manages new or existing SQL Server instances or containers on the Linux platform–giving users the built-in smart availability they need for SQL Server on Linux.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of DH2i’s DxEnterprise container management software with a focus on application and services consolidation while highlighting the added benefits of flexibility, automation, mobility, and availability offered through containerization in a Windows environment.
In this whitepaper, I’ll review how to use DxEnterprise to create simple-to-manage, simple-to-deploy, high availability and disaster recovery solutions. In the process, I will show how it supports datacenter orchestration, letting you quickly and easily migrate SQL Server instances from one hardware platform to another with little downtime, while upgrading the operating system (OS), SQL Server, or server infrastructure. Overall, based on what I’ve seen, I expect that DxEnterprise can significantly help with datacenter costs and uptime…
Providing High Availability to an organization’s applications is a high-pressure aspect of IT responsibilities. Forcing IT to use a different HA solution for each application further complicates matters while increasing costs. DH2i’s DxEnterprise can consolidate the HA responsibility to a single solution that also monitors for best performance venues and allows better optimization of server and operating system investments.
As the heterogeneity of IT environments increase around the globe, management is becoming more complex and more time-consuming. Whether it be on the primary site alone, or a remote disaster recovery site, most organizations simultaneously run environments containing different underlying infrastructure. The lack of availability and portability within these environments was a problem that DH2i initially set out to solve for SQL Server, and has now branched out to Linux and Docker as well.
The cost of downtime could be astronomical for an organization. The tangible costs alone can significantly impact the business. This whitepaper delves into how to minimize both planned and unplanned downtime and how to ensure SQL Server is available to support the business (and help make the IT Department the hero of the company).
This whitepaper shows how DH2i’s DxEnterprise software containerizes existing Windows Server application services, file shares or SQL Server instances, decoupling them from a bare-metal server, virtual machine or cloud server.
A company called DH2i is taking a fresh approach to assured availability, one that recognizes our complete dependence on data and the pervasiveness of Microsoft SQL Server as an enabling platform.
Now, application virtualization takes a logical next step and puts the application (and, by implication, the IT administrator) in the driver’s seat—delivering responsiveness and performance while further enhancing utilization and cost-effectiveness.