DH2i launches DxEnterprise (DxE) version 22 (v22) featuring a new container sidecar to enable application-level high availability (HA) clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes (K8s).
Today, Kubernetes is one of the world’s leading open-source systems for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. The DxE v22 sidecar delivers a separate container that can run alongside an application container in a Kubernetes pod. For database architects and developers the DxE sidecar delivers three key deployment benefits:
- Isolation: The primary application can run independently in one container while the DxE sidecar hosts complementary HA clustering services. This independence can help isolate failures.
- Quick deployment: It’s easy to deploy a DxE sidecar container — certainly easier to build and maintain than a combined primary application/DxE container image.
- Scalability: Once you have the DxE sidecar containers in place, it’s easy to scale up to support as many pods as needed.
“With the DxE v22 sidecar, database architects and developers can enhance and extend the functionality of their K8s environment. For instance, the DxE sidecar enables users to create highly resilient Zero downtime application-level clusters that span K8 pods,” said Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder, DH2i. “In addition, the DxE sidecar uniquely provides smart HA clustering services to the application container(s) necessary for mission-critical applications.”
Boxley added, “In addition, for medium and large organizations running SQL Server, database-level HA has traditionally been provided by SQL Server Availability Groups. However, SQL Server AGs have not been supported in Kubernetes until recently—hindering organizations’ ability to undergo digital transformations. DxEnterprise support for containers is the answer to the problem.”
DxEnterprise support for containers accelerates an enterprise’s digital transformation by speeding the adoption of highly available stateful containers. DxEnterprise provides SQL Server Availability Group (AG) support for SQL Server containers, including for Kubernetes clusters. It enables customers to deploy stateful containers to create new and innovative applications while also improving operations with near-zero RTO to more efficiently deliver better products and services at a lower cost.
Additionally, it helps organizations generate new revenue streams by enabling them to build distributed Kubernetes AG clusters across availability zones/regions, resulting in hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments which can rapidly adapt to changes in market conditions and consumer preferences.