On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 04:48, Nathan Andelin <nandelin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Mike Eovino
Microsoft ... clustering can get you the reliability you need.
Yes, and clustering is the predominate architecture taught in CS departments at universities around the world. Computer Science has become the study of distributed architecture and management of disparate technologies. As an industry, we're in a can of worms.

I'm not really sure, but i think you misunderstood something there.

Clustering doesn't help if you have poorly written software. In fact,
Clustering probably makes everything worse if you have poorly written
software. Clusters increase complexity, and may very well lead to
lower uptime if implemented incorrectly.

Clustering can help you reduce or eleminate maintenance windows for
patching (or installing PTFs).

Clustering can help you reduce the risk of system downtime in case of
a site failure (e.G. building burns to the ground).

Clustering is something that's already on the i and can help you
getting more from your i infrastructure.

Lot's of products out there, including offerings from IBM like PowerHA


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