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SIOS Launches First and Only Solution to Enable Native SQL Server Failover Clustering in the Amazon Cloud

SAN MATEO, Calif. – SIOS Technology, a leading provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions, today announced the launch of SteelEye DataKeeper Cloud Edition, the first and only high-performance data replication solution to deliver unmatched, real-time SQL Server data protection in Amazon EC2 environments. A joint effort with Amazon, SteelEye Datakeeper Cloud Edition is the only solution to enable native SQL Server failover clustering in the Amazon Cloud without requiring shared storage (SANs).
SteelEye DataKeeper Cloud Edition enables easy deployment of high-availability systems in the cloud. As a result, companies can now take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud deployments, enabling Amazon customers to achieve optimal performance while lowering total cost of ownership.
“SIOS understands the inhibitors that prevent users from taking advantage of disruptive technologies like the cloud,” said Celia Catani, SIOS vice president of America sales. “Through our partnership with Amazon and the introduction of SteelEye DataKeeper Cloud Edition, not only are we the only company to make opportunities like failover clustering in the Amazon Cloud possible, but we make it easy for customers to reap the benefits of a cluster, without an expensive SAN.”  
Because SteelEye DataKeeper Cloud Edition eliminates a cluster's requirement for shared storage, it reduces cost, complexity and the potential single point of failure in clustering architectures. In the Amazon Cloud, failover of SQL instances is enabled within and across EC2 availability zones, and real-time copies of data are kept in sync across multiple nodes.  As a result, users benefit from maximum uptime and complete data protection with zero data loss, at a fraction of the cost of a SAN-based solution. 
SIOS’ SteelEye DataKeeper utilizes block-level replication for highly efficient and optimized performance. This enables DataKeeper Cloud Edition to achieve over 90 percent bandwidth utilization and offers nine levels of integrated compression and bandwidth throttling.  The new solution can be easily integrated into Microsoft ecosystems without proprietary file systems or technologies and is fully integrated with Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) and Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). 
SteelEye DataKeeper Cloud Edition provides full support for Standard or Enterprise Editions of SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012.
Additional information on SteelEye DataKeeper Cloud Edition is available at us.sios.com/amazon.
About SIOS Technology Corporation
For more than a decade, SIOS solutions have been protecting thousands of mission-critical applications and countless volumes of data for customers of all sizes, across every industry, in all parts of the world.
Our innovative high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows deliver superior RTO and RPO at a lower cost of ownership, whether deployed on physical machines or in virtualized or cloud environments.
SIOS products (SteelEye Protection Suite and SteelEye DataKeeper) are easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to manage — eliminating the complexity and capital expenditures associated with traditional high availability and disaster recovery approaches. This makes them ideal for quickly extending protection to new and existing enterprise applications, systems and databases migrating from UNIX to Linux, managed SaaS applications, and projects that must satisfy stringent SLAs and regulatory requirements.
Comprehensive support, professional services, and a global network of partners help our customers optimize the performance and maximize the value of their SIOS investments.
http://us.sios.com/amazon
SIOS Technology Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
Jerry Melnick joins SIOS’ leadership team to further position the company as the enabler of emerging technologies for enterprise IT
SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 9, 2013 - SIOS Technology, a leading provider of high availability and data protection solutions, today announces the appointment of Jerry Melnick to the position of chief operating officer (COO). Melnick’s appointment moves SIOS forward in delivering innovative software solutions that enable enterprise IT to rapidly adopt and benefit from emerging technologies. 
With more than 25 years in the industry, Melnick brings significant experience in enterprise high availability and infrastructure software markets to SIOS. As COO, Melnick will drive the company’s focus forward, delivering industry-leading solutions that maximize the value and expand deployment of technologies such as virtualization, cloud-computing, SSD and SDN for use with critical enterprise applications.
 
“Jerry’s expertise in SIOS’ core business and markets combined with his background in mission-critical IT solutions is the perfect addition to SIOS’ leadership team,” said Nobuo Kita, president and chief executive officer. “His expertise strengthens our ability to extend our strategy and build and acquire the enabling technologies that enterprise IT needs to be competitive in today’s market.”
“This is an extraordinary time for our industry with the vast transformation of the data center and rapid adoption of virtualization and cloud computing,” said Melnick. “SIOS, as a long-time leader in providing availability solutions to IT, is now uniquely positioned to address critical needs for scale, performance, and protection as customers migrate their most important applications across these new environments. This is a truly exciting era for the industry and a tremendous opportunity for our company.”
 
Melnick most recently served as the CTO at Marathon Technologies, where he led the business and product strategy to drive sales for the company’s fault tolerant solutions.  Prior to his work at Marathon, he held executive positions at PPGx, Inc. and Belmont Research, where he was responsible for developing a leading-edge software and consulting business focused on supplying data warehouse and analytical tools. His career started at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he led an entrepreneurial business unit to deliver scalable, mission-critical database platforms to support enterprise-computing environments in the medical, financial and telecommunication markets. Melnick holds a B.S. from Beloit College with graduate work in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Boston University.  
Additional information is available at www.us.sios.com
About SIOS Technology Corporation
For more than a decade, SIOS solutions have been protecting thousands of mission-critical applications and countless volumes of data for customers of all sizes, across every industry, in all parts of the world. Our innovative high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows deliver superior RTO and RPO at a lower cost of ownership, whether deployed on physical machines or in virtualized or cloud environments.
SIOS products (SteelEye Protection Suite and SteelEye DataKeeper) are easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to manage — eliminating the complexity and capital expenditures associated with traditional high availability and disaster recovery approaches. This makes them ideal for quickly extending protection to new and existing enterprise applications, systems and databases migrating from UNIX to Linux, managed SaaS applications, and projects that must satisfy stringent SLAs and regulatory requirements.
Comprehensive support, professional services, and a global network of partners help our customers optimize the performance and maximize the value of their SIOS investments.
http://us.sios.com/amazon\