SIOS, Supermicro and Fusion-io Collaborate on Launch of High Availability SQL Cluster Appliance

  SIOS, Supermicro and Fusion-io Collaborate on Launch of High Availability
  SQL Cluster Appliance

 SuperSQL Cluster appliance features a dual-node 2U Twin Server and increased

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- January 22, 2013

SIOS Technology, a leading provider of business continuity and disaster
recovery solutions, today announced that it has teamed up with Supermicro and
Fusion-io to launch the high performance SuperSQL Cluster Appliance. The high
performance, high availability server platform is fully integrated with SIOS’
DataKeeper Cluster Edition (DKCE) software and Fusion ioMemory products in a
single chassis, dual-node Supermicro 2U Twin SuperServer, delivering
outstanding performance with data protection.

SIOS’ robust data replication software DKCE arms the new SuperSQL Cluster with
higher data availability and increased performance. Synchronous data
replication, resulting in zero data loss, has less than 10 percent overhead,
which is significantly better than alternative solutions whose performance
impact can be in excess of 60 percent. One of the key benefits of DKCE’s
high-speed, low-latency replication is the ability to provide complete data
protection while maintaining the performance gains of the Fusion-io and
Supermicro technologies.

“Working closely with Supermicro and Fusion-io, we have created a compelling
offering that provides the benefits of a cluster without the complexity of a
SAN in a cost-effective, single unit SKU,” said Celia Cattani, SIOS vice
president of America, sales. “It’s easy to use and provides high performance
and high availability in a single chassis containing two independent nodes.
This appliance is an ideal solution for databases like Microsoft SQL or
enterprise applications like Microsoft Dynamics or Lync.”

With SIOS, data protection is possible without an expensive SAN. DKCE is fully
integrated with Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) and Windows Server Failover
Cluster (WSFC). DKCE eliminates storage as a potential single point of failure
(SPoF), enhancing both availability and performance.

High capacity ioMemory products from Fusion-io deliver increased low-latency
data performance. In addition, Supermicro's 2U Twin server based appliance
uses 10/40GbE network interface cards to provide ultra-low latency data
mirroring for the database instances, as well as high-speed data transport
between cluster nodes.

“Supermicro’s 2U Twin architecture achieves the best balance between
performance and density while providing the full range of feature sets
required for SIOS’s SuperSQL Cluster Appliance,” said Wally Liaw, vice
president of sales, international at Supermicro. “Our 2U Twin server features
two independent nodes per system and offers the highest levels of efficiency,
reliability and flexibility through its shared resource architecture. With
support for SIOS’ DKCE and Fusion-io accelerated storage memory technologies,
we are delivering the most cost-effective high-speed data replication solution
on the market for mission critical database applications.”

“Databases like Microsoft SQL Server are the backbone of many businesses
around the world,” said Thomas Kejser, Fusion-io EMEA chief technology
officer. “By aggregating Fusion ioMemory with SIOS and Supermicro products,
customers will be able to accelerate their databases with advanced performance
and efficiency across datacenters and high-density environments.”

The new SuperSQL Cluster Appliance supports any edition of Microsoft SQL
Server, including the cost-effective Standard Edition. High-density and
low-power environments will greatly benefit from the SuperSQL Cluster
appliance. This includes data centers, industrial process controls, small
offices and web proxy and cache servers.

More information on the SuperSQL Cluster is available at

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.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance,
high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server
Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT,
Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro® is committed
to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and
provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly
solutions available on the market.

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registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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