VaiSulWeb can deploy and manage Windows Server Failover clustering solutions that can be used by our customers to improve availability of their services.
Windows Server Failover Clustering solutions refer to the ability to create a group of servers acting as a single node to deploy services onto. They both provide a way to scale services out by using multiple servers to run the same services / applications to improve performances and and they also improve availability by providing a way to automatically failover services to other nodes in case of malfunctions to ensure continuity.
Failover clustering solutions can be used to deploy virtualization clusters, SQL Server clusters, highly-available SMB-based file servers and many more other Windows-based services.
As Windows Server Hyper-V also supports Linux virtual machines, Failover Clustering can be used to implement a virtualization cluster for both Windows and Linux virtual machines, providing modern functionalities like automatic failover of VMs in case of a node failure, live migration of both Windows and Linux machines, automated host optimizations.
A failover clustering can also be easily scaled-out by adding more nodes at a later time to add computing or storage capacity.
Failover Clustering are sort of required for companies willing to maximize their investments, achieve industry-leading uptimes and reliability and ease management.
VaiSulWeb can provide the following advantages
FULLY MANAGED FAILOVER CLUSTERING SOLUTIONS
VaiSulWeb can deploy and manage Windows Server failover clusters on behalf of its customers that can thus focus on its applications and services without the need to maintain such low-level solutions. Our technicians will take care of servers management, patching, rebooting while ensuring the continuity of your services. Backup services to protect your data are included.
LATEST GENERATION HARDWARE TO MAXIMIZE INVESTMENT
VaiSulWeb provide latest generation hardware to ensure the maximum return on investment. Customers can choose latest NVMe devices, SSDs or high-capacity hard-disks to deploy their clusters based on their requirements, top-notch CPUs and network speeds up to 40Gbps for speed-of-light synchronization and live migration. Plus all of your servers will be protected by anti-DDoS technology.
DEPLOYMENT ACROSS MULTIPLE NETWORKS
Datacenters that VaiSulWeb hosts with always provide multiple independent networks and that is a key requirements for clusters, to improve both management and security. A secondary, internal and private network can be used to provide intra-cluster communications across nodes (heartbeat, live migrations, synchronization) without starving the main public network uplink. Moreover, a private network can be used to isolate servers from the Internet, thus reducing the risks of unauthorized accesses.
Windows Server 2019 is available
The latest and more powerful Windows Server ever is available inside VaiSulWeb network ! Windows Server 2019 improves failover clustering support, its peformance and security. Unless you have special requirements, VaiSulWeb always use Windows Server 2019 as the platform for new failover clusters deployments.
Windows Server 2019 dramatically improves the numbers of servers in a datacenter by supporting Cluster Sets, which are are a grouping of loosely-coupled clusters. With Cluster Sets virtual machines can be (live-)migrated among different clusters. Cluster Sets also allow to mix and match different generation of CPU hardware inside the clusters.
Although not new in Windows Server 2019, stretched clusters allow replication (either synchronous or asynchronous) of the storage to a disaster-recovery site and the transparent failover to that in case of failures. VaiSulWeb can help you by hosting different clusters at different location in order to improve the chances to survive even the most complicated failures with minimal impact on operations.
Windows Server 2019 failover clusters now uses certificates to improve security and remove dependencies on NTLM. Additionally, clusters no longer use NTLM for authentication. All of that coupled with improved features like improved logic to detect partitioned nodes and improved self-healing features.
Managed automation and orchestration
Part of our managed clusters solution, VaiSulWeb can develop customized automation and orchestration tools. That allows our customers to focus on their own specialties while requesting special behavior customized as per their needs and improve efficiency. Customers can ask VaiSulWeb to incorporate their code (for ex. Powershell scripts) into automation and orchestration logic.
Integration with Windows Admin Center
indows Admin Center is the new tool to manage Windows Server machines, clusters, hyper-converged infrastructures and more, directly from your browser. Managing Windows Server has never been easier !
VaiSulWeb supports Windows Admin Center deployments for Windows Server clusters to let you and your users manage physical or virtual machines.
VaiSulWeb can also provide development of customized tools for Windows Admin Center to provide unparalleled customization of your workflows !