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 load gets distributed across multiple servers. Thus, by clustering your servers, you are guaranteed high speed and high reliability.
- Cluster servers offer high availability. In case of a failure of one server, other servers will make sure that your network applications are always available.
- You don’t need to spend too much time or resources on configuration and management of the cluster servers.
- Maintenance is very easy with cluster servers. You can shut down one server while other servers take charge. Thus, your applications are always available.
- Cluster servers are highly scalable. You can expand the cluster as and when you require. They can accommodate your growing needs easily.
Network applications are increasingly becoming critical for organizational well-being and growth. It therefore becomes important that these applications are available all the time. Now, clustering of servers is an effective way of making this possible, especially if you work with several servers.
The problem with clustering servers is that it is not applicable to all types of servers. Also, there are certain applications that are not compatible with cluster servers. So, you have to analyze your current infrastructure to figure out if cluster servers are for you.