SIOS Technology Corp. has announced the immediate availability of SIOS LifeKeeper version 9.7 clustering software with significant new capabilities for HA and DR protection for SAP HANA environments.
SIOS LifeKeeper v9.7 enables customers to deploy a multitarget high availability environment in which HANA operates on a primary node and, in the event of a failure or disaster, can failover to a secondary and/or a tertiary target node located in a different cloud Availability Zone or on-premises disaster recovery location. Failover can be configured to leverage a highly efficient ‘takeover with handshake’ capability that enables efficient switchover for near zero downtime maintenance.
SIOS LifeKeeper monitors the health of the entire SAP HANA instance stack and communicates with all associated cluster nodes.
Advanced automation eliminates the time-consuming, error prone scripting that can make the intrinsically complex process of HANA database failover unreliable. SIOS customers can be confident that SIOS LifeKeeper will automatically and reliably failover their HANA database, enabling them to restore operations with equal ease.
Just as in a traditional two-node SIOS cluster, customers using the HANA Multitarget feature can use one of their cluster nodes as a read-enabled (active/active) secondary node for read-intensive tasks, enabling an optimized balance of workloads and improving the overall performance of the SAP HANA database.
“SIOS customers gain the peace of mind of knowing that in the event of a failure or disaster, they will not have to bother with complex scripting to protect their essential HANA database or to restore operations when the issue is resolved,” said Masahiro Arai, COO, SIOS Technology. “SIOS LifeKeeper will ensure their essential HANA database will resume operation quickly and reliably.”