SOURCE: ScaleArc


May 11, 2016 09:00 ET

ScaleArc Software Enhancements Bring AlwaysOn-Like Seamless Application Failover to SQL Server Mirroring Clusters

ScaleArc's Application-Transparent Failover Now Available for Microsoft Standard Edition Customers

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - ScaleArc, the leading provider of database load balancing software, today announced its latest version of ScaleArc for SQL Server broadens support for seamless application failover. The new software extends ScaleArc's patented technology to support application-transparent failover on SQL Server mirroring clusters.

The ScaleArc software enables customers to deliver zero downtime environments, shielding applications from database downtime. The technology holds database requests in a queue during database failover and then forwards the requests once the failover is complete. As a result, users of ScaleArc-enabled applications and websites see delay but not errors during failover.

ScaleArc for SQL Server has supported this application-transparent failover for AlwaysOn Availability Groups for years -- this latest software release now extends those capabilities to SQL Server mirroring clusters. Now customers of Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition can access the kind of seamless failover that used to require Enterprise Edition and AlwaysOn.

Given the widespread deployment of SQL Server Standard Edition, a substantial number of enterprises stand to gain significant application uptime advantages, said industry watchers.

"Far more customers use SQL Server Standard Edition and cannot leverage AlwaysOn Availability Groups," said David Klee, founder and president of Heraflux Technologies. "ScaleArc's seamless failover capabilities are impressive, and the company will enhance application uptime options for thousands of businesses with this release."

"Supporting auto failover for SQL Mirroring without requiring any application changes is a powerful advantage for our customers," said Rajkumar Irudayaraj, VP of product management for ScaleArc. "With this release, our customers can now set up a standard SQL Server as their Mirror backup and provide full failover support with SQL Mirroring, giving them zero downtime for both new and legacy applications very easily."

For more details on the software update, visit the ScaleArc for SQL Server product information page and Product Highlights documentation.

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