Implementing a SANLess Cluster in Under an Hour


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Implementing a SANLess Cluster in Under an Hour

Kendal Van Dyke demonstrates how to Implement a SANless Cluster in Under an Hour using SIOS DataKeeper™ Cluster Edition.  No shared storage, SAN, or SAN Admin required and operations were not disrupted.

Session Level: Intermediate


“We recommended SIOS DataKeeper software because it provided the only solution that could enable our client to move from a production environment to a fully supported Windows Server Failover Cluster – and to do so without disruption to business operations that rely on SQL Server.”

Kendal Van Dyke

Learn how UpSearch used SIOS DataKeeper™ to provide a simple, easy way to add High Availability Protection for SQL Server with an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster.

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About the Author

Microsoft SQL Server MVP & Principal Consultant

Kendal Van Dyke

UpSearch Alum Kendal Van Dyke is a database strategist, community advocate, public speaker and blogger. He is passionate about helping leaders use Microsoft's SQL Server to solve complex problems that protect, unlock and optimize data's value.

Since 1999, Kendal has specialized in SQL Server database management solutions and provided IT strategy consulting. Kendal excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation and debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments.

Kendal Van Dyke served the SQL Server community as Founder and President of MagicPass, the Orlando, FL based chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). In 2012, Kendal served as a member of the PASS Board of Directors.

Kendal remains active in the SQL Server community as a speaker and blogger. He teaches SQL Server enthusiast and technology leaders how to protect, unlock and optimize data’s value. Since 2008, Kendal has operated a SQL Server focused blog at

Microsoft acknowledged Kendal for his support and outstanding contributions to the SQL Server community by awarding him Microsoft MVP (2011-15). Learn more about Kendal Van Dyke

About SIOS

Implementing a SANLess Cluster in Under an Hour
SIOS delivers innovative software solutions that provide application availability and disaster protection for Windows and Linux environments.

About UpSearch


UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

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