Windows Server 2012 Build your Failover Cluster

Configure a Windows Server 2012 High Availability failover cluster below using ultra-reliable and multi-award winning CyberStore WSS storage appliances.

  • Protect your mission-critical applications
  • Daisy Chain as many JBODs as you need
  • Powered by Windows Server 2012

What's a High Availability Cluster?

Windows Server 2012 allows you to easily manage failover clusters with it's intuitive user interface. With a Broadberry WSS High Availability Cluster solution you can relax knowing your data is safe, and in event of hardware failure there will be no downtime as the active header node fails over to the spare.

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   All Broadberry WSS Failover Solutions include 2 Header Nodes.

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Increase the availability of applications and services such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server and file servers with a Broadberry high availability failover cluster.

Each clustered server (referred to as a 'node') are connected by external SAS cables and the Windows Storage Server 2012 software. In event of one of these nodes failing another node takes over in providing the service with very little disruption to the uers, this is known as failover.

The clustered roles are proactively monitored to verify they are functioning correctly, if not they are restarted or moved to another node by the Window Server 2012 software.


Failover Cluster Validaton Tool

With the new Windows validation wizard you can perform tests to determine if your Broadberry failover cluster has any issues in its current setup for high availability failover, this will test all aspects of your setup from DNS, to physical network setup.


Broadberry HA Failover Solutions

Based on high performance SAS drives, Broadberry WSS failover solutions use MegaRAID data protection to deliver business continuity to small and medium businesses aswell as remote branch offices at a fraction of the cost of traditional HA solutions.

  • Provide low-latency failover and cache-based data protection for peace of mind
  • Realise lower total cost of ownership (TCO) through increased uptime, easier management, and greater data asset utilisation
  • Increase application performance with resource load balancing that moves applications to underused servers
  • Protect critical data with MegaRAID data protection
  • Enables high availability DAS for Linux ecosystem

Seagate SAS Hard Drives

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD delivers high capacity without sacrificing performance for reliable access to bulk storage of unstructured data.

  • Provides a 25% nearline performance boost over competitive offerings to help meet your Service Level Agreements
  • Helps to lower your TCO by providing the highest capacity drive to meet your expansive data growth
  • Built on a field-proven, eighth-generation platform and optimised for 24×7 storage environments
  • Provides secure bulk data storage with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology you can trust
Intel SSD DC 3500

The Intel SSD DC S3500 Series combines fast, consistent read performance with strong data protection and low active power levels to provide superior quality of service for video conferencing, big data analytics, or virtual client applications.

Consistently low read latencies of 50µs typical (500µs max for 99.9% of the time) along with a tight distribution of up to 75,000 input/output per second (IOPS)1 delivers a high-performance, reliable, and efficient SSD specifically designed for data center application upgrades.

Other Drives

The CyberStore range of WSS cluster storage JBODs can be also be configured with Seagate Cheetah SAS hard drives, STEC ZeusRAM ultra high performance SSDs or Toshiba SAS Enterprise eMLC SSD drives.