Chapter 12. Axis2 Clustering

Clustering for high availability and scalability is one of the main requirements of any enterprise deployment. This is also true for Apache Axis2. High availability refers to the ability to serve client requests by tolerating failures. Scalability is the ability to serve a large number of clients sending a large number of requests without any degradation to the performance. Many large scale enterprises are adapting to web services as the de facto middleware standard. These enterprises have to process millions of transactions per day, or even more. A large number of clients, both human and computer, connect simultaneously to these systems and initiate transactions. Therefore, the servers hosting the web services for ...

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