A cluster is a group of connected nodes functioning together as a single machine. Geo-Cluster is a set of connected computers dispersed at multiple geographical sites. It is used to run a group of typical applications in the same location. These nodes are connected logically by using clustering software and physically by storage and network infrastructures.

Uses of Geo-Cluster

Geo-Clustering helps in protecting the IT resources and data during location-based disasters. At such times, these clusters are continuously mirrored between sites and are geographically separated. As these nodes are at different locations, the exact physical distances are unknown. To overcome failover purposes, the cluster and the private and public network interfaces should be in the same network segment. 

Geo-Clustering proves to be useful in replicating the required data across various connected nodes during downtime. Moreover, it is also beneficial in providing essential services across any location speedily.

Stretch Cluster

Stretch Clusters act as a deployment model. It includes two or more than two host servers. The servers connected to this cluster act as a single system. These servers are located separately but belong to the same cluster. They provide load balancing and high availability (HA) despite not being located in the same geographical area. Migrating critical data becomes more manageable with its use during disasters or failovers.

DataKeeper for Stretch Clusters

A DataKeeper software enables you to add disaster recovery protection to the existing clusters. By using this software, you can seamlessly integrate the stretch clusters. In turn, this helps in adding performance-optimised and host-based synchronous replication. It stores real-time copies of synchronised data across multiple servers for efficient recovery during downtime. 

A DataKeeper software allows you to create a SANless cluster to achieve disaster recovery for critical applications in use. These clusters operate on cloud and virtualised environments using local storage only. Thus, protecting business-critical environments from data loss in cloud, virtual or physical platforms becomes more comfortable and reliable.

DataKeeper software uses efficient, fast, block-level replication while transferring the data across local and wide-area networks. It delivers breakneck replication speeds without requiring additional compression devices or hardware accelerators. It lets you run all your business-critical applications in a scalable, flexible environment without sacrificing performance or disaster protection. 

How can Open Minds help?

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Open Minds HAS has been providing efficient and reliable data protection solutions to businesses across the world. Open Minds can help in protecting, migrating and replicating the data across multiple geographical locations efficiently with high-security measures. Our efficient DataKeeper solutions can help you in storing, maintaining and protecting your business data effectively. 

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