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Windows Server 2016 Inside Out, First Edition by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 11. Clustering and High Availability

Failover clustering

Network Load Balancing

The primary high availability technology available in Windows Server 2016 is failover clustering. Clustering allows you to ensure that your workloads remain available if server hardware or even a site fails. Windows Server 2016 also includes network load balancing functionality, which allows you to scale out non-stateful workloads such as web server front ends.

Failover clustering

Failover clustering is a stateful high availability solution that allows an application or service to remain available to clients if a host server fails. You can use failover clustering to provide high availability to applications such as SQL Server, scale out file servers, and ...

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