Practical approaches to cloud-based high availability

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M. Jones

Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: October 11, 2011

Although high availability (HA) is a complex activity, regardless of the application, clouds and their virtualization platforms actually make this objective simpler and more straightforward. Virtualization as an abstraction from the physical platform creates a new opportunity for HA. In this article, explore some of the practical approaches to cloud-based HA, including stateless failover and the more useful stateful failover. Also, discover the various open source software components at play in HA systems.

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