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Unified Smart Availability for Windows, Linux, and Docker

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Unified Smart Availability for Windows, Linux, and Docker

DxEnterprise provides intelligent HA for Docker images and stateful database instances like SQL server via a unified management console for Linux and Windows.

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Thanks to Don Boxley, co-founder and CEO, and Conner Cox, Director of Business Development at DH2i, for taking me through DxEnterprise v17, a unified Windows and Linux Smart Availability solution for databases and stateful Docker containers. This is the latest generation of DH2i’s software that enables workload and data portability and high availability. DxEnterprise v17 features built-in DR-readiness while ensuring near-zero planned and unplanned downtime — all while increasing infrastructure flexibility and easing digital business transformation.

451 Research’s Market Monitor and Forecast service reported, “Of the roughly one-quarter of enterprises using containers, 34% of respondents were in broad implementation of production applications and 28% had begun initial implementation of production applications with containers, which is impressive for a technology that has only been in the enterprise for a few years.”*

“We see a growing opportunity for application container software among enterprises, with a market expected to be worth more than $3 billion within four years,” said Jay Lyman, principal analyst with 451 Research. “DH2i's support for high availability using containers on Windows and Linux matches the challenges and mixed-use reality facing many enterprise organizations today.”

“DH2i’s expanded capabilities have made the underlying infrastructure and platform essentially irrelevant for our customers.  Our customers are able to enjoy an extremely simplistic management experience with our unified interface for Windows, Linux and Docker—all while our Smart Availability technology dynamically ensures that workloads only come online at their best execution venue (BEV),” said OJ Ngo, co-founder and CTO of DH2i. “The result is drastically simplified management and unmatched protection against unplanned and planned downtime, even amidst an IT industry where management complexity has been increasing exponentially.” 

DxEnterprise v17 software leverages Virtual Host technology that decouples databases and containers from their underlying infrastructures for workload portability from any host, to any host, anywhere, at any time. This latest release adds the capability for portable, persistent management of any new or existing Docker container, as well as support for the Linux platform and SQL Server 2017. DH2i’s InstanceMobility technology allows these managed instances and containers to move freely across varying OSes or distributions on their respective platforms — all with intelligent health and performance monitoring, alerting, and automated orchestration built in. DxEnterprise v17 currently supports:

  • RHEL 7+, Ubuntu 16+ & CentOS 7+

  • Windows Server 2008R2 or newer

  • Any edition of Docker

  • SQL Server any version/edition 2005 or newer

“Our customers face increasing complexity within their Linux and Windows environments as maintenance and modernization continue to take up more of their time. This can dramatically impact availability and our customers’ abilities to achieve their SLAs,” said Randall Van Allen, CEO, Madison Cloud IT Solutions.  “By deploying DxEnterprise v17 for our customers we can quickly transform their legacy infrastructure with a modern approach that minimizes unplanned and planned downtime, along with providing easy portability and data persistence. It’s a high-value solution that presents compelling opportunities for growth in revenue and customer loyalty.”

* “Container market overfloweth: 451 Market Monitor shows volume of vendors, revenue growth” 451 Research, December 12, 2016; by Jay Lyman, Greg Zwakman

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