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What better way to backup your system than to separate its duties to two or more servers? Our load balancing feature offers you a surefire fail-safe, ensuring that your system is never overworked by balancing the workload with ease. It is fundamentally a process of reliability by redundancy.
High availability is ideal for users in need of constant uptime. By grouping together a cluster of servers to provide redundancy, clients’ servers are configured strategically to reduce the chance of downtime and increase reliability.
Example Cluster Configurations
We offer high end, one-on-one cluster and solution design. Clusters can include any number of elements, from any of our dedicated or cloud products, combined with specialist hardware, networking, software, and expertise.
Clustering makes sense for many websites and custom applications that have specialized requirements and must be manually configured and administrated.
The practice of load balancing was designed to transform multiple servers into a singular entity. By shifting traffic from one computer to the next, load balancing achieved a seamless transition for users to access online content such as websites. The by-product of this innovation is high availability. Shifting traffic means shifting the workload, but it also allows administrators the ability to troubleshoot and replace hardware without downtime. It means the ability to move traffic around bad connections (adjusting for things, such as physical damage or increased user traffic).
In short, load balancing creates a seamless environment that solves many unplanned downtime problems automatically.
Microsoft Exchange offers a self-hosted, robust, enterprise-level mail suite. Exchange can be placed in a clustered environment with multiple mail servers to balance out the email load. In a more basic environment, one server is ample to cover all but the most demanding Exchange needs. Placing the server behind a dedicated firewall helps to secure incoming traffic. To finish the system, business connections to the Exchange server are run via VPN access (such as the case with mobile devices) or through the private network (fixed point access such as an office building connection).
On the outside, a successful social network requires a large community to support it. Social networks also contain a lot of personal data and, therefore, have a habit of attracting unsavory visitors such as social hackers, port scanning bots, and the like. It is for these reasons that we recommend using firewalls, load balancers, and multiple servers. Large communities require large amounts of processing power. Social networks are database driven and the impact a large community has on system resources can be astronomical. By creating a load balanced infrastructure serviced through large network pipelines, your system can cope with the high amount of traffic that will make it successful. Firewalls create a first line of defense for your community and help to prevent unwanted intrusions.