High availability clusters let you eliminate points of failure in most of the components that run a sophisticated application. But some of today's enterprise-wide IT solutions employ multi-tiered applications and clusters, which must be kept available as well. Solutions discussed in this chapter are as follows:
• Storage Area Networks
• Shared Tape Solutions and HA Omniback
• Highly Available SAP
• Consolidating Applications in HA Clusters
A storage area network (SAN) is a group of centralized storage resources that can be accessed via high-speed, high-bandwidth links and that can be managed together. A SAN is different from storage that is directly ...