Clustering keeps servers and storage running smoothly, as well as offering performance and availability benefits. But with a variety of architectures to choose from, and an ever-increasing buffet of products on the market, how do you know which type of clustering is right for your company? This Crash Course will help get you started.
Introduction to clustered storage
Clustering, going beyond the usual distributed storage arrangement
Is it possible to implement a cluster with NAS technology?
Evaluating clustering software products
What you need to know in order to choose the right SAN products
Clustering products for Windows
NAS clustering breaks 1 GB barrier
Which clustering technique is right for you?
How to roll your own NAS cluster
External storage array needed for clustering
What is the best way to migrate from a Windows 2000 direct-attached cluster to a CX330?
How to assign LUNs in a SAN
Implementing an active/active data center
Is it possible to SAN boot using an iSCSI adapter?
Ten best practices for moving data files to a SAN
Availability and performance benefits
Configuring SANs for high availability
Clustering a SAN environment for high availability
Making a case for high-quality failover management software
Keep your SANs from crashing
Look beyond clustering for high availability
Topics: NAS clusters
Topics: SAN planning and design
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