Date Added: May 2009
Symantec Cluster File System provides an efficient solution for fast failover of Oracle databases without incurring the cost and complexity of a Oracle RAC environment. It provides downtime SLAs within acceptable limits for most applications. The fundamental properties of CFS including access to shared file systems by applications running on all nodes of the cluster make it a particularly suitable for fast failover of applications which occur frequently with mission critical applications. The paper discusses the various aspects of failover and how CFS helps reduce the time taken to recover an application.