Are you still using a physical storage system located in a third physical site for your global-active device quorum? What if you could reduce the cost of global-active device and increase the availability of the quorum?
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 Azure Virtual Machine Image available through the Azure Marketplace that streamlines the configuration of a virtual machine as an iSCSI target to serve as a quorum. Our solution leverages Azure global infrastructure 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 Azure regions across the globe. Additionally, global-active device cloud quorum includes a simple- to-use user interface for making configuration changes to the quorum. The offering is free of charge for software usage and you only pay Microsoft Azure for on-demand for hardware usage.