The main benefits of Application clustering are failover for high-availability, and load-balancing for scalability. However, traditional approaches to enabling database consolidation and high availability lead to inefficient server and storage utilization, limited scalability and overwhelming management costs. They result in storage-server “silos” and necessitate either replication of data for each server, which increases storage requirements, or migrating storage resources during failover, which is complex, slow, and often problematic. These approaches are also limited to relatively small clusters.
The Melio Solution
Melio fundamentally simplifies application clustering. Melio provides direct low latency access to shared data on block storage from multiple servers, eliminating the storage-server silos, and with it the need to replicate data or storage resource migration during failover. By consolidating physical and virtual SQL workloads, Sanbolic Melio simplifies database management and protection and enables an agile, efficient and scalable cluster of critical applications. Through its distributed shared storage architecture, and infrastructure agnostic approach, Melio improves server and storage utilization while providing application and data clustering, high availability, workload load-balancing and level Quality-of-Service (QoS) to support SLAs across hundreds of nodes.
Using Melio, customers can build large, flexible and highly available application environments far beyond what other solutions such as failover clustering or virtualization can achieve on their own. SQL Server is a good example of a workload that benefits from clustering with Melio. Through efficient infrastructure and data consolidation, Melio allows customers to achieve significant cost savings on software licenses, reduce their hardware footprints and greatly simplify data and storage management while providing the performance, agility and scalability necessary to support the most mission-critical workloads.
Key Features & Enhancements
- Increased data protection using copy-on-write integrated snapshots
- Mirroring for replication, reporting and analytics
- Remote DR support
- Workload high availability and load-distribution
- Non-disruptive (live) storage migration for application workloads
- Process and application-level Quality of Service (QoS)
- Workload and infrastructure agnostic clustering capability