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Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 by Fabrizio Volpe

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Chapter 2. Understanding Front End Pool Pairing

In this chapter we will talk about Front End pool pairing, a new form of continuity introduced by Lync 2013. This solution is really important in order to go beyond a few limits that were present in previous solutions for high availability and disaster recovery. The aforementioned are critical aspects of a Lync deployment, especially if we are offering Enterprise Voice services.

In Lync 2010, we had high availability with Enterprise pools (so that it was possible to have up to 10 Front End Servers tied together), and a clustered SQL database as Lync Back End. In the preceding scenario, often a weak point was the SQL 2008 cluster, which is clearly a bottleneck from a continuity point of view, requiring ...

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