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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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Developing a disaster recovery plan for virtual machines
sponsored by Overland Storage
EBOOK: Virtual machine (VM) disaster recovery (DR) is a multifaceted activity that fails over a VM from a primary site to a remote location. There are a few approaches to facilitating disaster recovery in a virtual machine environment. Learn about look at the various approaches to virtual machine disaster recovery in this tutorial.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Overland Storage

Sun's High Performance Computing Reference Architecture
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Sun BluePrints article is designed to provide IT managers with a grounding in the basic products and technologies that comprise Suns' HPC Reference Architecture. Key components are highlighted along with typical uses, issues, and architectures of HPC systems.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 12 Apr 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

E-book: Choosing Your Server-- What Every IT Manager Must Know About Selecting, Installing and Implementing the Proper Server Architecture
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This eBook provides comprehensive information about servers and server implementation to help IT managers choose the best option for their storage needs.
Posted: 15 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deploying Simple, Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery with Dell and VMware
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dell and VMware have partnered to offer a cost-effective, high-availability architecture based on Dell™ server and storage clusters and VMware® vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) - one designed to minimize scheduled and unscheduled downtime.
Posted: 01 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and VMware

Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Server - Data Domain Deduplication Storage Best Practices Guide
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In many companies, Microsoft Exchange is now commonly viewed as a mission-critical application. Protecting Exchange information is critical and backup is still the primary method used. This paper focuses on the traditional backup and recovery practices for Microsoft Exchange Server along with solutions from Data Domain.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 08 May 2009

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Getting Real about Virtual Platform Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The rapidly growing use of virtualization and clustering in enterprise infrastructures provides a rich environment for increasing complexity. Read this paper and see CA's vision to unify and simplify the management of enterprise-wide IT.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 May 2007

CA Technologies.

Scaling Web Applications in a Cloud Environment using Resin 4.0
sponsored by Caucho Technology
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the technical underpinnings of Resin 4.0's sophisticated clustering capabilities that provide reliable and fast distributed sessions, distributed object caching, and cloud-wide application deployment all while adding and removing application server instances at will during runtime.
Posted: 17 Mar 2009 | Published: 17 Mar 2009

Caucho Technology

Enhancing Disk-to-Disk Backup with Data Deduplication
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WEBCAST: FalconStor's data deduplication solutions address the problem of duplicate data from backups. It slashes media costs, streamlines management tasks, and minimizes the bandwidth required for replication. Data deduplication improves efficiency and saves money, exactly what is needed when IT budgets are tight.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2009

FalconStor Software

Overview of Windows Search Technologies
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper helps us to understand the importance of desktop search tools fit in the universe of Microsoft search tools.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

Global Knowledge

Clustered Storage
sponsored by Isilon Systems
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this document you will learn about Clustered Storage and how Clustered Storage is useful for server and storage consolidation without introducing bottlenecks or excessive energy consumption while enabling modular growth.
Posted: 23 Dec 2008 | Published: 23 Dec 2008

Isilon Systems

Oracle Real Application Clusters in Oracle VM Environments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to run sophisticated or highly-available applications in virtualized environments by creating a software-based virtualization infrastructure that offers high availability and grid readiness.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Dell Networking Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This solutions guide details the four available networking configurations, and the advantages and disadvantages of each with an emphasis on typical Dell system configuration and the hardware offerings.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) allows Oracle Database to run any packaged or custom application, unchanged across a set of clustered events.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

True Enterprise-Quality Linux Support: Edison Group White Paper
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discovers how organization can increase operational efficiency while cutting costs with Oracle Unbreakable Linux, a support program that delivers enterprise-quality support for Linux at a lower cost.
Posted: 12 Nov 2008 | Published: 12 Nov 2008

Oracle Corporation

Storage for High-performance Computing
sponsored by Storage Magazine
JOURNAL ARTICLE: The storage and server cluster installed at The University of Texas at Austin is a lesson in how to do HPC. Storage requirements for HPC go beyond massive capacity, and include the use of high-performance file systems.
Posted: 23 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Storage Magazine

MD3000 and MD3000i: Array Tuning Best Practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overall approach to tuning I/O performance and also provides specific guidelines for using the storage array tuning controls.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

Dell, Inc.

Seven Secrets to 24x7 Exchange Availability
sponsored by Marathon Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the seven secrets to 24x7, disaster-tolerant Exchange and get step-by-step tips on how to implement an Exchange environment with zero lost data and continuous application availability.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 10 Sep 2008

Marathon Technologies

Protecting Virtual Machines: The "Best Of VMworld" Approach
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a completely new approach to availability for virtual machines-an approach recognized with the Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology award.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 08 Sep 2008

Citrix

Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: PowerVault MD3000 is a modular disk storage array capable of housing up to 15 3.5-inch SAS or SATA disk drives in a single 3U rack enclosure. Review this document to see all the great features the PowerVault MD3000 has to offer.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

The Total Economic Impact of Isilon's Clustered Storage System
sponsored by Isilon Systems
CASE STUDY: "The Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) of Isilon's Clustered Storage System", is a Forrester Consulting Study commissioned by Isilon which reveals that Isilon clustered storage systems deliver a risk-adjusted ROI of 125 percent and...
Posted: 24 Jul 2008 | Published: 30 Jun 2008

Isilon Systems

Cisco Systems GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The GigaStack GBIC offers wiring closet deployment flexibility through its dual operating modes.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Windows Server Multi-Site Clustering with Geocluster®
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: In this webcast, get expert advice for implementing or optimizing Extract Transform Load (ETL) processes, and learn how to choose the best ETL software tools for your requirements and budget.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Double-Take Software

The Oracle Database Administrator of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technologies
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: As new technologies become more widely adopted, your role as a database administrator (DBA) will change. This paper outlines the common challenges you face, the critical tasks you perform, and examines the trends will impact your role as a DBA.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008 | Published: 23 Jun 2008

Dell Software

Using Storage to Maximize the Business Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by LeftHand Networks
WHITE PAPER: The adoption of virtualization by corporations is being spurred by the availability of high performance multi-core servers that deliver the processing power, memory, and connectivity speeds.
Posted: 12 Jun 2008 | Published: 11 Jun 2008

LeftHand Networks

GFI FAXmaker - Network Fax Server for Exchange/SMTP
sponsored by GFI Software
SOFTWARE LISTING: GFI FAXmaker is the leading enterprise quality fax server when it comes to reliability, ease of use and administration, and price.
Posted: 27 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

GFI Software
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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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