New SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version enables up to five times faster recovery time for SAP HANA databases

Published: Friday, 05 November 2021 09:55

SIOS Technology Corp. has announced the immediate availability of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, version 9.6. The latest version of its award-winning clustering software enhances data integrity protection in Microsoft Azure and enables up to five times faster recovery time for SAP HANA databases. 

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux lets IT managers run their business-critical applications in a flexible, scalable cloud environment, such as Microsoft Azure, without sacrificing performance, high availability, or disaster protection. With SIOS’ Linux clustering software, customers can create a SANless cluster that uses only local storage, delivering cluster protection in cloud environments where shared storage solutions are impractical or impossible.

New in SIOS Protection Suite for Linux, Version 9.6:

SIOS Fencing Mechanism for Azure eliminates ‘split brain’

The new SIOS Azure fencing mechanism in version 9.6 integrates closely with native Microsoft Azure fencing agent to eliminate a potential threat to data integrity called split brain. This issue occurs when servers in a cluster lose communication and begin changing the same data at that same time, causing data integrity issues.

The new SIOS Protection Suite fencing mechanism automatically detects split brain scenarios and interfaces with the Microsoft Azure fencing agent to deactivate the secondary cluster node(s). This feature not only protects data integrity, but it also saves customers money by eliminating the need to deploy and pay for an additional server for fencing capabilities.

Enhanced HANA application recovery kit speeds recovery time

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux 9.6 enables five times faster recovery of SAP HANA databases in the event of a failure. Enhancement to the SIOS application recovery kit (ARK) for SAP HANA dramatically improves RTO for both resource and application failures, by limiting the actions of the HANA quickCheck function and performing fast, efficient failover of operations to a standby server.

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