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Building High Availability Windows Server™ 2003 Solutions by Marcin Policht, Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 1. The World of High-Performance, High Availability Windows Computing

Introduction

This chapter presents an overview of high availability (HA) , high-performance computing (HPC) , and in particular, how the Windows Server 2003 platform from Microsoft caters to this critical need.

We begin our sojourn into the subject matter by exploring the basics of service level, availability, the concepts of fail-over and redundancy, scalability and high-availability, and technology operations management. We explore the proactive management of computer systems for highly available purposes, as well as the reactive functions that need to be planned for as well, such as disaster recovery. We then consider high-performance architectures, hardware, and software. ...

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