Posted On: May 1, 2017

This new Quick Start automatically deploys SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, to help configure and manage high-availability SQL Server clusters.

SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition is a highly optimized, host-based replication solution that integrates seamlessly with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). WSFC features, such as cross-subnet failover and tunable heartbeat parameters, make it possible for administrators to deploy geographically dispersed clusters. SIOS DataKeeper provides the data replication mechanism that extends WSFC, and enables administrators to take advantage of these advanced features to support high availability and disaster recovery configurations without the need for shared storage. 

This Quick Start used AWS CloudFormation templates to deploy SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition into a virtual private cloud (VPC) in a single AWS Region, across two Availability Zones. You can build a new VPC for SIOS DataKeeper, or deploy the software into your existing VPC. You can customize your deployment by choosing different instance types for your resources; configuring the data volume type, size, and IOPS for the SQL Server drive; and customizing the Active Directory, Remote Desktop Gateway, and failover cluster configuration. 

The Quick Start also includes a guide with step-by-step deployment and configuration instructions. To get started, use the following resources:

About Quick Starts
Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. This is the latest in a series of Quick Starts built by AWS in collaboration with AWS partners to automate the deployment of popular products and technologies on AWS.