DH2i Extends SQL Server Platform to Containers

DH2i is now available to everyone DxEnterprise (DxE) for containers A product that uses company-created microtunnel technology to achieve high availability between instances of Microsoft SQL Server databases running in the same cloud or in hybrid cloud computing environments.

Don Boxley, CEO of DH2i, said the need for high availability has become an increasingly pressing concern as companies begin to deploy stateful containerized applications on Microsoft SQL databases.

DxEnterprise (DxE) for Containers configures the network tunnels necessary for communication and cluster replication between availability groups (AGs) without IT teams needing to manually open ports to provision VPNs ( VPN). It provides this functionality by automating. These GAs also include: Kubernetes cluster Boxley states that it is running a Microsoft SQL Server database deployed on a Kubernetes cluster.

Ultimately, according to Boxley, the goal is to enable IT teams deploying Microsoft SQL Server databases to meet their immediate recovery time (RTO) goal if the database becomes unavailable for some reason. .. Boxley enables IT teams to examine and combine instances of Microsoft SQL Server running on Windows or Linux platforms, whether deployed to virtual machines, bare metal servers, or the cloud.

DH2i also offers a free developer version of DxEnterprise (DxE) for containers for use in non-production environments.

The number of stateful container applications deployed in production environments is steadily increasing, with more IT teams adopting stateless applications rather than choosing to integrate compute and storage management into Kubernetes environments. Deploy and optionally a dedicated storage administrator.

Of course, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a database to deploy a stateful application. However, IT teams tend to prefer databases that meet enterprise class requirements such as high availability through tools provided by third party vendors or partners. Microsoft has been making databases available on Windows and Linux platforms for several years, and is already a relational database widely deployed in these environments.

At this point, there are many more containerized apps running on Linux than on the Windows platform. However, the number of containerized applications running on Windows has grown steadily since containers became available on Windows. It may take some time for Windows to catch up with Linux when it comes to the number of containerized applications being deployed, but it’s clear the gap is closing fast.

In the meantime, it is not yet clear which database would be the best way to host stateful containerized applications in production. Developers tend to prefer to build apps using open source software that don’t require permission from a central IT team. However, it is not common for these IT teams to redefine their applications to limit the number of databases they need to support in a production environment.

Regardless of the database used in the containerized application environment, one thing is certain. Soon it will be even more databases.

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