DH2i, provider of multi-platform software-defined perimeter (SDP) and smart high availability (HA) clustering software for Windows and Linux, is announcing general availability of DxEnterprise (DxE) version 22. This launch, with its new container sidecar, allows application-level HA clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes (K8s).
The DxE v22 container sidecar enables Kubernetes users to run a separate container alongside an application container within the Kubernetes pod. The primary application is run independent from the DxE sidecar; the primary application runs in one container, while the sidecar hosts complementary HA clustering services. The sidecar is simple to deploy, build, maintain, and scale up for underpinning as many pods as necessary.
“The enterprise availability clustering solution has two main components to it,” explained Don Boxley, CEO and co-founder of DH2i. “It’s got HA clustering, which essentially means that you give us a set of servers, containers, and virtual machines, and we will form them into a cluster so that they are able to communicate with each other and know that each other exists, as well as monitor each other’s health.”
This solution aids its users by speeding up digital transformation through accelerated adoption of HA stateful containers. It further provides support for SQL Server Availability Group, allowing SQL Server containers to be supported, including Kubernetes clusters.
Additionally, clustering is made intelligent by DH2i through a truly compatible framework able to meet users where their infrastructures are.
“We’ve made our clustering smart. Typical, traditional HA clustering requires all the servers in the cluster to be the same type, i.e., PC or Mac. In the old days, every computer had to be identical,” said Boxley. “Ours is smart in that the machines don’t have to be the same. We don’t really care what operating systems are running for the customer.”
Compatibility doesn’t end at clustering; users can benefit from DxE v22’s omission of operating system requirements, enabling them to improve operations with near-zero RTO.
“We can mix and match operating systems. Before, machines had to be generally the same size, even though the machine itself could be different. With us, the operation system can be completely different. You can have Windows or Linux coexisting in the same cluster, as well as being able to connect servers anywhere, anytime, regardless of location,” explained Boxley.
DxE v22 enhances revenue streams by allowing enterprises to build distributed Kubernetes AG clusters across availability zones and regions; this further aids in cultivating a hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environment capable of rapid adaptation to changes in market conditions and client needs.
To learn more about DxE v22 and its container sidecar, please visit https://dh2i.com/.