In part one, we defined big data, and in part two, we talked a little about why companies might need big data and how an open source solution might be the best way to go. In this part, we will take a look at one open source solution that is making headlines. It is called […]
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Businesses invest a great deal of money into dedicated servers. What may start with one server and a few gigabytes of data can eventually grow into an entire server cluster with several petabytes of data. Ideally, a hosting or colocation provider will give businesses the tools to smoothly transition from one stage of development to […]
Setting up a single server can teach you a great deal about system administration, and it can even be fun for those who love technology. But when you are placed in a position to deploy several servers, having to setup each one with the right operating system, software, network configuration, and security features can be […]
One of the things we liked about Liquidweb’s team is that they know what it takes to host high traffic sites, and their migration team knows how to move them. When our own sites were getting too much traffic for their existing server, we upgraded over a weekend to an enterprise server, and it […]
If you are wondering what server clustering is and if you should go for it, you have come to the right place. Today’s post will talk about the things you should know about server clustering.
A server cluster is a group of servers that work together to offer you improved performance and high availability.
You should know […]
What is a server cluster?
A server cluster is a group of servers that work together to offer you improved performance and high availability. This is how the MSDN library describes a server cluster:
(Source) A server cluster is the combination of two or more servers that are interconnected to appear as one, thus creating […]
The benefits of a cluster of servers arise from the fact that it is a group of servers. Now, this group does away with the problems you face with single servers. As they say, unity is strength. Let us now look at all the benefits you reap because of server clustering.
Your network performance improves manifold. […]
The limitations of the single server triggered the need for server clustering. And clustering proved effective in offering a better experience to organizations. It ensured high availability of applications, minimized downtimes, and made recoveries faster. Server clustering offered business continuity like no other. In spite of all its benefits, cluster servers are not commonplace.
A group is always stronger than individuals. The same is true in the world of servers. A group of servers combined by a design can offer benefits individual servers cannot. For starters, cluster servers offer increased reliability and high availability.
Cluster servers are capable of recovering from any kind of failure fast. They can recover from […]
Are clustered servers just a group of servers? Do they really help? What are the business benefits of server clustering? If these questions bother you, you are at the right place. Today’s post will try answering these questions.
Server clustering came into being as a solution to do away with the limitations of individual servers. And […]
A group works better than individuals. And that is why a cluster of servers reaps more benefits than individual servers. So, how does server clustering work? Look at the clustered servers as a team, not just a group. One server takes up the load (of work) when another server cannot.
Now, the term that describes how […]
Server clustering came into being to do away with the limitations of single servers. And it promised a lot. It has delivered too. The MSDN library lists the following as the benefits of clustering:
Improved scalability – Server Clustering enables applications to handle more load.
Higher availability – Server Clustering helps applications avoid interruptions in service.
Greater flexibility […]
Unity is strength, so said books in school. More than real life, the maxim seems to make sense in technology, well, not always. But clustering of servers seems to have emerged because of the maxim. Clustering brings the benefits of a group of servers that are united and work together. Thus, clustered servers do away […]
Irrespective of all that server clustering has to offer, it is not for everyone. Its advantages, including high availability and business continuity, may make you run towards employing it in your organization. But it may just not work for you. Here’s why.
You cannot cluster all types of servers. That’s right. Thus, you cannot implement clustering […]
Clustering servers brings the benefits of a group of servers that are united and work together. Thus, you get servers that work as one unit. Cluster servers do away with the problems you face with single servers. Let’s look at all that cluster servers have to offer:
Cluster servers offer a considerable improvement in the performance […]
Server clustering promises to bring forth the benefits of a united group of servers. It promises to help in areas where single servers cannot. Definitely, there are many benefits of the clustering, with a few limitations. Let’s look at what clustering offers and where it creates problems.
The biggest benefit of server clustering is high availability. […]
When you have many servers, you would like to reap more benefits than the servers can individually offer you. This is where server clustering comes in. A cluster offers the benefits of the group of servers together. Here’s how.
The cluster of server does away with the limitations of single servers and offers increased reliability and […]
The advantages of server clustering are many, but ignoring its cons in the light of its pros may not work in your favor. Make sure you understand what server clusters are all about before you cluster yours.
There is no doubt that server clustering offers benefits like high availability, high scalability, easy configuration, easy maintenance and […]
We have told you that clustering servers makes servers perform better and increases the availability of our applications. What exactly happens is that when one server in a cluster fails or cannot handle a task properly, other servers come to its rescue, ensuring maximum availability of your network applications.
Clustering is done by binding servers together. […]
Too many people may spoil the broth in the kitchen, but in other places too many things are good. United is how the servers in a cluster deliver. I like the concept of clustering servers but clusters can be complicated.
Server clustering is based on the concept of bringing many servers together and distributing the work […]
A cluster refers to a bunch of things. However, a server cluster is not just a bunch of servers but a structured group of servers. Server clustering comes to the rescue of organizations when single servers cannot meet their needs. Clustering has its limitations. You cannot cluster all types of servers. Not all applications are […]
Cluster servers are a good way to ensure round-the-clock availability of your applications. They minimize downtimes and recover from downtimes fast, offering business continuity. Server clustering seems to be an ideal solution rescuing us from the problems of the single server. However, clustering has its limitations. Let me explain.
Clustering of servers require you to own […]
United we stand, divided we may not be that good! That’s the mantra behind cluster servers. Server clustering can really rescue you when you are struggling with single servers. Single dedicated servers are good but they seem to become better with clustering. Let me explain how.
You will experience improved performance. In cluster servers, the work […]
When you win a football match, who gets the credit? The entire team, even if there was a star player of the day. In the match, one person doesn’t take control of the ball. The ball is passed on to whoever can take it nearer to the goal. Servers behave like members of a team […]
Being dedicated to “dedicated,” we have always told you how such dedicated servers can revolutionize your business experience. However, we have also told you to take your time before deciding if you should go for a dedicated server. The deal is the same with cluster servers. There is no doubt they […]
What do you do when you have a lot of work and you know you cannot finish it with one resource? You distribute it among several resources. We do this all the time, at home, at work, everywhere. It is, therefore, logical to bring this concept to the virtual world. Today, I will introduce you […]
Remember the maxim, “Unity is strength”? Server clustering is a technological example supporting the maxim. What one server cannot do, several manage with ease. Yes, cluster servers do away with the limitations of single servers and offer you an superior experience. Want to know how? Read on.
Cluster servers offer increased reliability and high availability. They […]
A group of servers working together helps where the single server fails. I guess the notion of bringing servers together to form a cluster came from the adage ‘unity is strength’. The concept of cluster servers promises business continuity in instances of a major problem with a server. However, clustering has some limitations too. In […]
The concept of bringing servers together to form a cluster was brought in because one server could not provide assurance on high availability and business continuity. Cluster servers impressed organizations with all the promised they made. Let’s look at how cluster servers can help your business.
Cluster servers cause work load to be distributed across several […]
Every technologically-savvy business today makes use of all possible gadgets and applications. The sheer volume of applications used by a business can overwhelm the server that’s playing the host to them. A single server fails to manage the applications efficiently, leading to downtimes or unavailability of certain applications. Now, common sense says that if there […]