Sanbolic Extends SQL Server Agility into Rackspace Cloud
Sanbolic AppCluster for the public cloud will enable Rackspace customers to create new or migrate existing SQL Server clusters to the Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) public cloud. According to the company, AppCluster will provide customers with the ability to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of managing SQL Server clusters while also giving a big boost to management control, application agility, availability, scalability, performance, protection and security.
Sanbolic is eying all sizes of organizations with AppCluster. For the company’s VARs and service provider partners, particularly those already dealing with Rackspace, this could provide a way to provide extra value to customers looking to take advantage of SQL Server clusters on the Rackspace public cloud.
“This effort will enable existing and future SQL Server users to confidently move this area of their IT infrastructure into the cloud to dramatically lower the associated costs and management burden, while enjoining high availability and on-demand scalability,” said Christopher Rajiah, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Rackspace, in a prepared statement.
According to Momchil “Memo” Michailov, Sanbolic’s CEO and co-founder, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) SQL Server is becoming increasingly prevalent but presents unavoidable problems around SQL Server sprawl, management complexity, low resource utilization and escalating costs.
“Moreover, highly available SQL Server clusters continue to be painful to configure and administer –- especially from a storage viewpoint,” said Michailov in a prepared statement.
Sanbolic’s integration with Rackspace was designed to make it easier for customers and partners to more easily, securely and affordably access and manage highly available SQL Server clusters in the public cloud.
This announcements follows not too far on the heels of Sanbolic’s newly established partnership with Zadara to jointly develop storage and clustering solutions on Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. Using its Melio platform tied in with Zadara Storage’s Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA), Sanbolic has been building out its support of the public cloud.