AppCluster™ Now Extends the Agility, High Availability (HA), and Scalability of SQL Server Workloads Across Physical, Virtualized, and both Private and Public Cloud Environments Waltham, MA – (June 18, 2012) – Sanbolic®, the market leader in data management, today announced the launch of Sanbolic® AppCluster™ support for public clouds. Sanbolic AppCluster, a Microsoft SQL Server specific module within its Melio™ software, extends the agility, high availability (HA), and scalability of SQL Server workloads across physical, virtualized, and now – both private and public cloud environments. With the addition of public cloud support, customers will be able to further minimize the cost and complexity of managing SQL Server clusters, while extending the economics of public cloud to one of the most widely deployed database server and information platforms in the world. Due to its popularity and rapid deployment, SQL Server sprawl has become a common and significant hurdle to overcome, as well as other associated issues such as poor utilization, added cost and management complexity. And, while SQL Server virtualization can help customers consolidate server instances, it too presents its own set of problems and limitations. Sanbolic’s Melio™ has helped such customers to drastically improve application agility, availability and performance while improving storage utilization and reducing the management cost required to support clustered SQL Server environments. Now, all of the capabilities that Sanbolic Melio users have benefited from within their private data centers can be enjoyed in the public cloud, along with all of the added advantages a public cloud can provide. Delivered via the world’s most well-known and trusted public cloud providers, Sanbolic AppCluster enables existing enterprise-class clustered SQL Server users to confidently move this area of their IT infrastructure into the public cloud in order to dramatically lower the associated costs and management burden, as well as ensure always-on availability and on-demand scalability. For rapidly growing business organizations, the new service allows them to quickly and affordably access enterprise-class IT infrastructure, which was previously beyond their reach from both an operational and capital expense perspective – thereby helping to level the playing field between their company and larger more established competitors, as well as re-focus the highly valuable time and expertise of their IT organization on activities that directly contribute to the bottom-line, speed time-to-market and increase competitive advantage. “Business organizations around the world are investigating, in-process or have already moved at least a portion of their IT infrastructure into the public cloud – even if only to subscribe to a SaaS. However, Database Administrators have been hindered in moving clustered SQL Servers to the public cloud due to concerns about end-to-end availability,” said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “The Sanbolic offering, backed by some of the world’s leading public cloud providers, can alleviate these concerns and help ensure unmatched support, management control, performance and availability, at an attractive price point. Moreover, users will not need to take a leap of faith with a new vendor with little if any proven skill – Sanbolic has the track-record and proven expertise that only a company with over 700 production customers can provide.” “Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provides highly desirable economics, therefore customers are looking for the ability to move their existing applications to the public cloud,” said Momchil “Memo” Michailov, CEO and Co-Founder, Sanbolic. “Sanbolic’s AppCluster, with added public cloud support, enables IT organizations to leverage a unified data management platform across their existing data centers and the world-class public cloud providers, so that they can optimize IT infrastructure and enhance application availability.” For further information, please visit: http://sanbolic.com/sql_server.htm. About Sanbolic, Inc. Founded in 2000, Sanbolic® is a global leader in distributed data management. Its Melio™ software suite delivers dramatically increased levels of application availability, scalability, protection and performance while decreasing cost and management complexity across enterprise data center applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Windows file-/web-serving, Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop (VDI), and Microsoft Hyper-V private cloud environments. For further information please visit the Sanbolic website at: sanbolic.com or email: email@example.com. Join the conversation – follow Sanbolic on Twitter.
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