News

Special Report on Clustering

Clustering is a linchpin of Microsoft's enterprise computing strategy. To some degree with "scale-up" and to a large extent with "scale-out," clustering is extremely important to Microsoft's ability to meet large customers' needs for scalability and high availability.

With Windows' practical limitation of eight-processor machines and reputation for instability, Microsoft's clustering technologies and those of its third-party partners and partner/competitors are requirements for running Windows in the enterprise.

In this special report, ENT looks at the state of the art in clustering of Microsoft systems.

Microsoft Puts Reference Customer Forward for SQL Cluster
Microsoft has gone public with a production customer using its Distributed Partition Views technology in SQL Server 2000. (more)

High-Availability Clustering Market Shrinks
The once vibrant high-availability software market for the Windows NT platform is now down to Microsoft and a handful of other companies. (more)

Clustered Grids Make Their Way Into the Enterprise
IT organizations are beginning to exploit the latent computing capabilities of standard PCs throughout the enterprise for high-end computing. (more)

ENT's Guide to Microsoft Clustering Technologies
Over the last several years, Microsoft has greatly expanded its list of technologies that fit under the umbrella term "clustering." Here's an overview of some of the most prominent Microsoft clustering technologies.(more)

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • OneDrive Users To Get Storage Options, Plus New Personal Vault

    Microsoft announced a few OneDrive enhancements, including storage-option additions, plus a new "Personal Vault" feature for added security assurance.

  • Cloud Services Starting To Overtake On-Prem Database Management Systems

    Database management system (DBMS) growth is happening more on the cloud services side than on the traditional "on-premises" side, according to a report by Gartner Inc.

  • How To Replace an Aging Domain Controller

    If the hardware behind your domain controllers has become outdated, here's a step-by-step guide to performing a hardware refresh.

  • Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Available at Preview Stage

    Microsoft added the option of using the Azure Backup service to provide recovery support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 when those workloads are hosted on Azure virtual machines.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.