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Building High Availability Environments for Windows Server 2008 R2
As corporate IT shops develop, deliver, and grow more dependent on Web-based products and services, many are seriously considering adding failover capabilities to their Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. Whether you are a veteran Windows Server admin or deploying it for the first time, there are several key factors to consider.
This resource details what you need to do to get ready including:
- What version of Windows Server 2008 R2 to select;
- What software add-ons you will need based on your business objectives, such as clustering and mirroring products; and
- What hardware you will need to achieve optimum performance, including storage arrays.
It also defines which utilities you may need that will make deployment and ongoing maintenance easier, what not to do during deployment, as well as some tips on how to keep the environment up and running when unexpected events occur.
Frank Ohlhorst is an IT journalist who has also served as a network administrator and applications programmer before forming his own computer consulting firm.