In modern enterprise database environments such as Microsoft SQL Server 2019, organizations demand uninterrupted operations with minimum downtime and SLAs. Using a software defined infrastructure platform facilitates improved flexibility, productivity, performance, protection, and ease of infrastructure management.
PowerFlex family (previously VxFlex) is a rack-scale, hyperconverged engineered system that delivers flexibility, scalability, and performance for modern data center workloads. The PowerFlex family is powered by PowerFlex software defined storage, a widely adopted enterprise-grade storage virtualization technology, running on enterprise class Dell PowerEdge servers.
This white paper describes SQL Server 2019 Data Protection solution using the PowerFlex Asynchronous Replication feature, integrated into a solution that also uses the VMware vSphere, Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC), and SQL Server Always On Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) features. This feature offers comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery solutions at the cluster level.