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Red Hat Joins Hands With DH2i To Certify DxEnterprise Containers On Red Hat OpenShift

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DH2i’s DxEnterprise multi-platform smart high availability clustering software has earned Red Hat OpenShift certification on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This certification verifies that DxEnterprise is a containerized solution that is fully supported on Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to accelerate the delivery of intelligent applications across hybrid and multi cloud environments.

DxEnterprise is multi-platform smart high availability clustering software for Windows Server, Linux and containers. DxEnterprise delivers an all-in-one clustering solution for any application, any OS, any server configuration and any cloud. DxEnterprise is particularly optimized for instance or containerized Microsoft SQL Server deployments on any platform such as Red Hat OpenShift.

DxEnterprise (DxE) features a new container sidecar to enable application-level high availability (HA) clustering for stateful containers in OpenShift. That means when OpenShift must restart a failed pod, DxE has already failed-over the compromised process to another healthy container ensuring zero application downtime. In the specific case of Microsoft SQL Server running on Red Hat OpenShift, DxE provides a cluster management solution that enables fully automatic failover of SQL Server Availability Groups on Red Hat OpenShift.

DxEnterprise smart high availability cluster management on Red Hat OpenShift unlocks 5 key 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 easier to deploy a DxE sidecar container — certainly easier to build and maintain a combined primary application/DxE container image.
  • Scalability: Once you have the DxE sidecar containers in place, it’s easier to scale up to support as many pods as needed.
  • Application-level HA: DxE sidecar provides zero downtime for stateful containers in Red Hat OpenShift.
  • Management simplicity: DxE sidecar is fully certified enabling single pane of glass management in Red Hat OpenShift.
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