Server clustering News
April 05, 2016
SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniStack platform now supports Hyper-V, intelligent workload optimization and multinode stretch clustering.
September 15, 2015
PernixData FVP server-side cache supports VMware vSphere 6 and a call-home feature. Analytics and free software for RAM read caching were also added.
August 21, 2015
IT pros at TurboTax spotted trouble with big data search times on Vertica after standing up 40 new servers and the tax deadline just weeks away.
July 06, 2015
ITA Group cites primary data reduction capabilities as a key factor in picking Tegile storage arrays after it outgrew its EMC VNX system.
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Microsoft Cloud Witness is a high availability feature for failover clusters that uses storage in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to ensure clusters continue to function if there is a site outage. Continue Reading
Storage Spaces Direct pools server storage to build failover clusters without using cluster shared volumes, making it an inexpensive storage option. Continue Reading
Microsoft Cluster Operating System (OS) Rolling Upgrade is a feature that keeps Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) or Scale-Out File Server workloads running during an upgrade from a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to a Windows Server 2016 cluster. Continue Reading
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Due to their effect on virtualized clusters, virtual SANs and overall database performance, new in-memory technologies like DRAM and RDMA networks are becoming more widely adopted. Continue Reading
At first glance, nested virtualization doesn't seem to have much to offer to production environments -- so what is it good for? Continue Reading
Server failure can cause devastating setbacks and cost businesses untold amounts each year. Avoid the dangers of disaster recovery with VM clusters and high availability. Continue Reading
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In a virtualized environment, it's easier than ever for a business to violate licensing requirements. Applications or OSes installed on VMs in one host can move to another server with ease, which can defy VM licensing terms. And the ease with which VMs can be created can easily push businesses into exceeding software-licensing restrictions.
This three-part guide helps to explain the implications of licensing in a virtualized environment. With the core concept now entrenched in computing, licenses have switched from a per-CPU basis to per-core. And CPUs are now being sold with as many as 18 cores, so licensing prices could soar. This could cause your business to change how it configures its servers.
This guide also takes a look at Oracle, which is notoriously unforgiving with regard to virtualized environments. Oracle virtualization licensing can be perplexing, especially when using Oracle products on VMware. The company offers guidelines, but not hard rules, and what guidance it provides is often contradicted by VMware. This guide attempts to clear up misinformation on Oracle VM licensing and VMware licensing costs when using Oracle products.Continue Reading
Database administrators can use Oracle's services mechanism to improve application performance and better manage clustered Oracle RAC databases. Expert Brian Peasland explains how. Continue Reading
When Microsoft's licensing policy began costing too much, the City of Westminster used DH2i's containerization software to cluster its over 30 servers, standardize them and save money. Continue Reading
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I want to move from a single Exchange 2013 server to multiple servers, including multiple database and client access servers, for HA. What's the best way to do this? Continue Reading
VMware vMSC is able to detect a wide variety of failures, ranging from something very minor to even the major issues in an environment. Continue Reading
Uninterruptible power supply devices protect servers against power failures, but protecting virtualization hosts requires unique considerations. Continue Reading