Albert Einstein once said, and I quote: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well enough”. The challenge facing many IT organisations today is explaining how to install software/hardware in terms that both a non-technical and technical audience can appreciate. User-friendly we might say! This is also the challenge facing Linux clustering software solutions. How so? Well, first let us see what Linux clustering is.

Linux Clustering

In two words – single system. A connected array of Linux computers/nodes that work together as one. It eliminates that single point of failure. IT organisations use Linux clusters to reduce downtime and deliver high availability of services and mission-critical workloads. If one server fails, other servers in the cluster can jump to the rescue. The Linux cluster can provide a faster processing speed as opposed to a single computer. There’s larger storage capacity, better data integrity and wider availability of resources.

Why use SIOS?

I know we’ve mentioned this before, but again, it’s simplicity. Linux open-source High Availability extensions require a great deal of technical skill to implement, maintain and explaining how to solve some of the reliability issues have challenged non-technical and some very technical operators, perhaps coming across like they don’t fully understand the complexities involved.

SIOS software distinguishes itself from other clustering software quite nicely. Its simplicity can be explained in this sentence: Your IT team will avoid the confrontation of complex computer infrastructure.

For example, the Automated Configuration tool makes creating and managing failover clusters in complex environments easy and error-free. Deep application monitoring will enable the invigilation of the entire application environment. Other open-source clustering software will only monitor server operation.

And the Cloud?

What about protecting Linux applications in the Cloud and Hybrid Cloud? The SIOS Protection Suite will let you run your business-critical applications without sacrificing performance, high availability and/or disaster protection.

Creating a fully configured operational Linux high availability cluster can be done in a few short simple steps and deployed into an AWS account in half an hour! It’s both flexible and scalable.

This is the simplest way to provide a tightened integrated combination of high availability failover clustering, continuous application monitoring, data replication, and configurable recovery policies. So Einstein’s witty quote mentioned earlier is bang on, simplicity is the way forward thanks to SIOS! Take a look at some of our other Linux based protection solutions here.

How can Open Minds help?

Open Minds HAS has been in the industry for more than twenty years. We have been providing cost-effective data protection solutions to businesses across the world. Open Minds HAS can help you in replicating, migrating and protecting your data across multiple servers. Using the DataKeeper solution will allow you to build innovative solutions to safeguard your shared-nothing clusters constructively.

To know more about how we can help you protect your essential data conveniently, get in touch with us today by clicking here.



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