As cloud technologies continue to expand, it’s important that your business leverages cloud technologies to ensure high availability for your products. Although having a physical storage system serve as a quorum at a third site increases redundancy, using global-active device cloud quorum gives you access to more sites increasing the availability of your solution. Additionally, you no longer need to pay for maintenance and deployment of the third storage system because all computing resources are hosted in the cloud and you are only charged on-demand for hardware usage.
Global-Active Device Cloud Quorum
Global-active device cloud quorum is an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace that streamlines the configuration of a virtual machine as an iSCSI target to serve as a quorum. Our solution leverages Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to deploy a VM on the cloud that automatically configures itself upon launch requiring little user interaction for the VM setup. As a result, deployment is quick and easy, and it supports all AWS regions across the globe. Additionally, global-active device cloud quorum includes a simple-to-use user interface for making configuration changes to the quorum. This offering is free of charge for software usage and you only pay Amazon Web Services on-demand for hardware usage.