DxEnterprise for Availability Groups in Containers

Smart Availability for Containerized SQL Server

Enable Highly Available SQL Server Availability Groups in SQL Server Containers

DxEnterprise (DxE) for Availability Groups in Containers is the only Smart Availability software on the market that enables highly available cloud-native SQL Server availability groups (AGs) in containers, including support for Kubernetes (K8s) clusters. DxE for AGs in Containers supports SQL Server AGs in containers across mixed environments and across any type of infrastructure or cloud. To get started with DxEnterprise for AGs in Containers, download the free developer edition or visit the DH2i Store.


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Accelerate Your Enterprise’s Digital Transformation

The deployment of stateful containers for Microsoft SQL Server is soaring as organizations seek better ways to refine operations and more efficiently meet the needs of their customers. Traditionally, organizations have turned to AGs to deliver a strong layer of high availability (HA) for SQL Server, which aren’t supported in containers by WSFC, Pacemaker and other legacy clustering technologies. With DxE for AGs in Containers, IT admins can easily build highly available SQL Server availability groups that span multiple SQL Server containers in the datacenter, remote sites and the cloud.

By simplifying the adoption and deployment of HA stateful containers, enterprises can create new, innovative applications while improving overall operations and accelerating their digital transformation (DX) efforts. DxE for AGs in Containers provides advanced fault detection and failover to help organizations meet near-zero RTO and more resiliently deliver better products and services at a lower cost.

Simplify Management & Networking

DxE for AGs in Containers combats typical management and networking challenges that arise with building distributed AG clusters. Using DxE for AGs in Containers makes it effortless to build distributed, containerized availability group clusters across availability zones/regions, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. It uses secure, multi-subnet Express Micro-Tunnel technology to automatically create the networking tunnels required for cluster communication and AG replication – all without VPNs, open ports or other network connectivity technology. The result? Organizations benefit from the ability to rapidly adapt to changes in market conditions and consumer preferences while generating new revenue streams.

Optimize Your Kubernetes Cluster

Kubernetes (K8s) alone struggles to meet SQL Server production database HA requirements due to its prolonged pod/node-level HA failover of 2-10 minutes. DxE for AGs in Containers solves this problem by enabling highly available AG support in Kubernetes, which is an essential component to using stateful containers in production. DxE for AGs in Containers seamlessly complements K8s’ pod/node-level cluster HA, allowing Microsoft SQL Server users to confidently deploy HA SQL Server containers in production while meeting database HA requirements. Check out this tutorial on Microsoft Docs to learn how DxE for AGs in Containers combines with Azure Kubernetes Services and SQL Server to create a single, holistic solution for containerized SQL Server.

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DxEnterprise for AGs in Containers Developer Edition is available for free for non-production testing and development use.

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