DH2i Releases New Container Platform for Microsoft SQL Server
|Stuart Parkerson in Cloud Services Thursday, April 14, 2016|
DH2i Company has launched a new Containers as a Service (CaaS) solution for Microsoft SQL Server. The new offering enables SQL Server users to plug-into DH2i's DxEnterprise container management software in the cloud. DH2i is utilizing Rackspace to back its CaaS solution.
The release of DH2i's CaaS for Microsoft SQL Server enables users to deploy Windows Server applications in the cloud at a lower cost with built-in high availability (HA) and manageability. With DH2i CaaS the solution SQL Server DBAs, IT Managers and Directors, and Solution Architects can containerize and stack any new or existing Windows Server application service, file share or SQL Server instance.
DH2i CaaS offers built-in HA and disaster recovery (DR) readiness with containerized workload mobility. In addition, health and performance quality of service (QoS) and alerting management is included, as well as portable NTFS storage container volume and disk management. DH2i CaaS supports Windows Server 2008R2 through 2016, and can manage SQL Server instances version 2005 to 2016 of any edition in any combination.
The DH2i CaaS solution utilizes DxEnterprise, which features a container technology that enables workload and data portability and high availability for any SQL Server instance, Windows service or file share. The container technology creates a framework for orchestrating datacenter management, high availability/disaster tolerance and policy-based SLA management.
DxEnterprise leverages native Windows file system (NTFS) and shared or replicated storage technology to coordinate access to a pool of disk resources in the cluster. This enables consistent disk presentation no matter which host the container is active on. DxEnterprise can support any current version or edition of SQL Server and OS across any physical, virtual or hybrid infrastructure.
The DH2i CaaS solution is available now with "Starter Kit" pricing starting as low as $495 a month for five containers, a two-node active-active cluster and 24x7x365 managed services.
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