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ALSO CALLED: Server Clustering, Storage Clustering
DEFINITION: In computers, clustering is the use of multiple computers, typically PCs or UNIX workstations, multiple storage devices, and redundant interconnections, to form what appears to users as a single highly available system. Cluster computing can be used for load balancing as well as for high availability. Advocates of clustering suggest that the approach can help an enterprise achieve 99.999 availability  … 
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Microsoft Exchange 2013?
sponsored by KEMP Technologies
WEBCAST: This webcast covers the evolution of Microsoft Exchange and details some of the pros and cons of Exchange 2013.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Premiered: May 13, 2014

KEMP Technologies

Do You Really Need A SAN-Based Cluster? Ten Essential Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cluster Solution
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today are deploying applications in physical, virtual, and cloud environments, and as such, clusters based on storage SANs are no longer the go-to choice for application security. SAN-less clusters offer increased flexibility and cost savings without sacrificing performance -- but will they work for your IT environment?
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Revolutionize Your Storage with Clustered Data ONTAP
sponsored by DLT Solutions & NetApp
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper now to learn about a clustered data operating system that meets all those requirements and more. Get an in-depth look at the benefits of this technology and discover how it enables you to service your infrastructure without disrupting access to data or processes, whenever you need.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

DLT Solutions & NetApp

Buyer’s Checklist: Scale-out storage systems
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
WHITE PAPER: Scale-out NAS systems can accommodate data growth simply by adding more capacity resources; and processing power can be increased as needed.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 08 May 2012

SearchStorage.com

Desktop Engineering: High Performance Cluster Computing Survey
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An executive summary of the results of a survey conducted by Desktop Engineering to gauge its audience's familiarity with high performance cluster computing and its benefits.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

IBM

EMC Isilon Best Practices for Hadoop Data Storage
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the best practices for setting up and managing the HDFS service on an EMC Isilon cluster to optimize data storage for Hadoop analytics.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

Startup Guide to Configure Your Dell PowerEdge VRTX System
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this step-by-step, visually aided information guide for configuring a chassis solution with Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 in a supported failover cluster environment.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 12 Nov 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Remove IT Constraints and Speed Response to Business Changes with Clustered Data ONTAP
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how one storage clustering technology enables non-disruptive operations, increases operating efficiency, and delivers seamless scalability. It also includes highlights of a newly released version of this clustered storage solution.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

NetApp

Success Story: Sayers Adopts NetApp Storage System and Wins Big
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: This informative paper explores how one company easily and affordably implemented a data storage operating system that provides nondisruptive operations, proven efficiency, seamless scalability and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

NetApp

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 An Introduction
sponsored by NetApp
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This informative paper examines a unified, scale-out storage solution that provides clustering capabilities for nondisruptive operations over the lifetime of your system. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

NetApp

IDC Technology Spotlight - Continuous Operations for Applications with Multiple Storage Array Access
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a distributed storage approach within your data center. Read on to discover how this technology can help you, minimize downtime with continuous operations, reduce application complexity and achieve higher storage utilization with increased availability.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC Corporation

Turning Clusters Into Super-Servers With Virtual SMP Technology
sponsored by ScaleMP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers an alternative to x86-based clusters.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

ScaleMP

Clustering and Convergence: Recent Trends and Real-world Examples
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
EGUIDE: This e-guide explains how one organization adapted their storage infrastructure to accommodate large data files. Find out whether they decided to replace their existing storage architecture and learn about the latest developments in clustering and convergence and how various market offerings stack up. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

Sirius Computer Solutions

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This informative paper examines a unified, scale-out storage solution that provides clustering capabilities for nondisruptive operations over the lifetime of your system. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Sirius Computer Solutions

9 Reasons Why NetScaler Beats F5
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper compares two market-leading application delivery controllers (ADCs) to help your organizations find the one that best aligns with your business needs.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Citrix

Re-enforcing a Reduced IT Infrastructure Model with High Availabilty
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Do you want an affordable, advanced storage clustering solution with high availability? Discover how you can use LSI Syncro CS solution at a low-cost that is even simpler-to-deploy.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

LSI Syncro CS Solutions Performance Considerations
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Want faster, affordable high availability deployment for DAS architecture? Read how Syncro CS solution, with LSI MegaRAID technology, can help you easily defeat cost and management problems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Top 3 Storage Trends for 2013
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
EGUIDE: Check out this expert E-Guide from SearchVirtualStorage.com to explore the top 3 storage trends for 2013, and discover what's going to create the next big IT revolution. Read on for more, such as the selling points of storage clusters and what they can do for DR strategies.
Posted: 01 May 2013 | Published: 17 Jan 2013

Arrow + NetApp

Best Practices for Getting Started with Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers 10 best practices for getting started with virtualization.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

VMware, Inc.

Clustered Storage 101
sponsored by Panasas, Inc.
EGUIDE: This E-Guide describes the ways big data is pushing traditional storage boundaries and provides insight into new tools to deal with some of the challenges that go along with this transition.
Posted: 04 Apr 2013 | Published: 04 Apr 2013

Panasas, Inc.

Operations Management with vCenter Operations
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an expert analysis of VMware's new performance monitoring and capacity management tool, vCenter Operations. This expert guide covers the solution's key capabilities and essential functionalities, as well as provides real-world reactions from relevant professionals.
Posted: 29 Jan 2013 | Published: 29 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

Dell 2-2-1 Solutions: High-Availability Virtualization with Dell PowerEdge R410 Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This configuration guide walks you through the critical activities that take place during a virtualization deployment and describes a recommended reference architecture that can help you achieve your desired results. Learn more about the key features of this technology and how to properly enable them in this essential resource.
Posted: 19 Sep 2012 | Published: 19 Sep 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11g Release 2
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to save on IT resources while supporting new and existing business applications with Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC)'s high availability and scalability.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Oracle Corporation
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CLUSTERING DEFINITION (continued): …  in some cases. One of the main ideas of cluster computing is that, to the outside world, the cluster appears to be a single system.A common use of cluster computing is to load balance traffic on high-traffic Web sites. A Web page request is sent to a "manager" server, which then determines which of several identical or very similar Web servers to forward the request to for handling. Having a Web farm (as such a configuration is sometimes called) allows traffic to be handled more quickly.Clustering has been available since the 1980s when it was used in DEC's VMS systems. IBM's Sysplex is a cluster … 
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