Load balancing intelligently routes outgoing and/or incoming Web traffic to any one of multiple servers responsible for monitoring and controlling access to websites, and scanning traffic for malware, spyware, phishing scams and other unwanted content. It evenly distributes work among multiple computers, providing several benefits such as reducing the load on individual systems and minimizing response time, increasing network utilization and maximizing throughput, improving reliability and facilitating scaling.
DH2i Company, a provider of hypervisor-less application virtualization solutions, announced the general availability of DxConsole 2012R2 featuring DxSRM automated instance-level load balancer. DH2i develops application virtualization software that enables enterprise applications to move freely and transparently within and between heterogeneous physical, virtual, and cloud environments with very little interruption in service.
Instance load balancing is the process of automatically distributing instantiation of components across instance containers on multiple servers, according to run-time information such as the comparative load on each server. The new software module enables systems/storage, application and database administrators to simplify and improve application management across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, resulting in dramatically enhanced performance, productivity, resource utilization (server and storage) and quality of service, as well as significant cost savings.
"Today, many IT organizations dedicate an inordinate amount of time and energy to Microsoft (News - Alert) SQL Server management," said Mark Bowker, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, in a statement. "I expect a solution such as DH2i's DxConsole 2012R2 which enables its users to more easily and effectively manage their IT environment – while lowering costs, will be very well received."
The DxConsole 2012R2 featuring DxSRM offers enhancements such as increased performance, added intelligence and increased flexibility and scalability.
"DH2i's DxConsole is elegant in its simplicity, yet potent in its ability to enable its users to set policies and have actions occur the way they want them to – without their intervention, but with detailed notification," said Deni Connor, founding analyst, Storage Strategies NOW/Systems Strategies NOW.
"One ideal use case is clearly an organization that has a physical infrastructure and/or private cloud in place, with access to a public cloud. In this situation, parameters can be set stating that if the private cloud is not providing what the SQL Server instance requires, it can be moved to the public cloud in order to access virtually unlimited resources. If and when the instance has completed its mission, it can be moved back in-house as required. For some, this levels the playing field. For all, it allows concentrated focus on core competencies, innovation and maintaining competitive advantage."
The DxSRM automated instance-level load balancer resulted from direct customer and industry analyst feedback stating that one of the largest, most time consuming and expensive problems facing IT management today is that of Microsoft SQL Server sprawl.
“DxConsole 2012R2 enables Microsoft SQL Server instances to move freely and transparently within and between physical, virtual and cloud environments with very little interruption in service; and with the added DxSRM monitoring and policy setting capabilities, obligatory manual intervention is eliminated. Instead of endless fire-drills, our customers can proactively plan and set strategies that align with business objectives," said Don Boxley, co-founder and CEO, DH2i. "Moreover, the ROI of DxConsole is significant with most customers saving over 50 percent in the first year alone."
To learn more about the enhancements of the new software module and common Microsoft SQL server sprawl problems IT management faces today, click here.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo