Continuous processing - a conversation with Stratus

Continuous processing - a conversation with Stratus

Summary: With all of the different ways to make a workload continue to execute when there is a failure, when is hardware-based continuous processing the best choice?

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Alternative to Clusters

Dave pointed out that Stratus has focused on a different approach, continuous processing. Continuous processing is using redundant hardware or software components to create a never-fail environment on a very simple configuration. No clustering manager is required. Potential failures are detected long before than can have an impact and are prevented. Virtual servers would simply begin execution on the other system if the original host failed.

Dave also pointed out that Stratus' ftServer family of fault tolerant computing systems are often utilized to make virtual server-based environments more highly available as well.

Topics: Data Centers, Cloud, Virtualization

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Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.

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