Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 - In Brief

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Executive Summary

Failover clustering is an important feature of the Windows Server platform that can improve server availability. When one server fails, another server begins to provide service in its place. This process is called failover. Failover clusters in Windows Server 2008 R2 provide seamless easy-to-deploy high availability for important databases, messaging servers, file and print services, and virtualized workloads. Windows Server 2008 brought many new or enhanced configuration, management, and diagnostic features to failover clustering that made setting up and managing the clusters easier for IT staff.

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