DH2i announced the general availability (GA) launch of DxEnterprise (DxE) version 22 (v22) featuring a new container sidecar to enable application-level high availability (HA) clustering for stateful containers in Kubernetes (K8s).
“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. In addition, the DxE sidecar uniquely provides smart HA clustering services to the application containers necessary for mission-critical applications”,
said Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder, DH2i.
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.
DxEnterprise support for containers can help digital transformation initiatives and provides SQL Server Availability Group (AG) support for SQL Server containers, including for Kubernetes clusters. It also enables customers to deploy stateful containers to improve operations with near-zero RTO to deliver products at lower costs.