Publisher description for Shared data clusters : scalable, manageable, and highly available systems / Dilip Ranade.
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Clustering is a vital methodology in the data storage world. Its goal is to maximize cost-effectiveness, availability, flexibility, and scalability. Clustering has changed considerably for the better due to Storage Area Networks, which provide access to data from any node in the cluster.
* Explains how clusters with shared storage work and the components in the cluster that need to work together
* Reviews where a cluster should be deployed and how to use one for best performance
* Author is Lead Technical Engineer for VERITAS Cluster File Systems and has worked on clusters and file systems for the past ten years
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