We began with a detailed assessment of their needs. Then we proposed a solution that would ensure that the supermarket’s critical systems would be functional, even in the event of a complete data centre failure.
This solution consisted of a 2-node active-passive Microsoft SQL Server cluster located in two data centre locations. It was underpinned by hardware infrastructure that could be scaled-up as demand increased. We used Microsoft SQL Server replication (locally and cross site) to ensure that two identical sets of business data were maintained consistently.
This was supported with 24x7x365 monitoring and management, against which project success could be continually measured. This proactive service keeps the client informed of support and maintenance demands, increased data resilience and reduced RTOs and RPOs significantly.
The mean number of database transactions per minute for one of our supermarket clients.
A large local authority had implemented a mission-critical Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) used for revenue and benefits systems.