When comes to any administrator that needs to manage his own network, his biggest fear is downtime that may occur at any given moment. Therefore many of them are using Microsoft Windows Server editions on their machines to use all benefits that come from clustering technology. That will not only allow them to have business continuity but will also save them a lot of overtime.
Clustering on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Basics of the clustering are pretty straight forward. It allows to run applications on two or more servers at the same time, if any one of them will fail, another one will automatically take over. The outcome of that is no data will ever be lost and there won’t be any downtime.
That is ideal for maintaining high availability for most important applications but it also allows better performance since two (or more) servers will provide higher I/O to all data. On diagram below it is shown a sample configuration of combining Server 2008 R2 and KernSafe iStorage Server.
Shared storage is the key
Creating environment that will be able maintain high uptime is simple in nowadays. Basically it is sufficient to build a server cluster on top of a storage area network. That will provide high availability environment to all applications and crucial data stored there.
Below there are only few of many ways how corporations can benefit from building a SAN that will use based on KernSafe iStorage Server:
Increasing uptime by easier and continuous disaster recovery
Simplified storage management
Data consolidation in order to better managing resources and save costs
Easier expansion of storage needs that is crucial by any big corporation or government organization
KernSafe iSCSI SAN Server can be used as a base for any server cluster even in high availability environment
KernSafe iStorage Server, is result of extended research and work of developers that make sure you will be able to benefit from standard iSCSI protocol while working with VMware ESX\ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V or Microsoft Windows Server clustering technology. It will allow you to create a consolidated, virtualized and centrally managed storage.
On top of that KernSafe iStorage Server will be able to utilize all power that is under Windows Server 2008R2 capability to achieve the highest possible uptime and be able to recover from any disaster. iStorage Server is able to work seamlessly in Windows Server environment since it passed extensive tests to achieve Works with Server 2008 R2 award. That only proves that choosing KernSafe you can be sure that you will receive high quality product that will work under any circumstances.
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