Tag: High Availability

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Businesses are more reliant than ever on the servers and infrastructure providing connected access to their services. These systems and applications are in constant use and have high demands and expectations for availability using terms like five nines (99.999 percent uptime) or industry-standard uptime.

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Downtime for any web professional leads to upset customers, management pressure, lost profits, and damages to a business’s reputation. VMware high availability (HA) with distributed resource scheduler (DRS) capabilities help to mitigate downtime while keeping all virtual machines (VMs) running optimally. We will discuss VMware HA and DRS and why you should choose VMware for any business.

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Companies needing reliable infrastructure can’t always afford the physical servers required for their production environments. By using one or more physical host servers and virtualization, businesses and managed service providers get the infrastructure they need at a more affordable cost.

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With the recent announcement by CentOS 8 regarding the switch from CentOS 8 to CentOS Stream, this commonly used Linux distribution is being relegated to a mid-stage development version of RHEL. In essence, CentOS 8 becomes an early rolling-release distro for RHEL. As CentOS moves from being a follow-up distribution to the stable version of RedHat, to be, in effect, a prerelease version of RHEL, many users are looking for alternatives to replace their current operating systems with a long-term stable platform apart from RHEL and IBM who owns RedHat. 

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What is MongoDB?

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MongoDB is a documented database management system that does not require the description of a table scheme. It is representative of a NoSQL based system (NoSQL is an approach to implement a scalable database storage system within a flexible data model), which uses JSON like documents and database schemas often used in web development. It is written in C, C++, JavaScript, and since it is cross-platform, it allows one to deploy it on any platform.

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What is MongoDB?

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MongoDB is a documented database management system that does not require the description of the table scheme. It is an example of NoSQL systems (NoSQL - this is an approach to implement scalable db storage with a flexible data model), MongoDB uses JSON like documents and a database scheme. It is often used in web-development along with Big data. MongoDB is written in C++, C, and JavaScript. It is also cross-platform, which lets us deploy it on multiple platforms.  

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What is lsyncd?

lsyncd is a rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, and then syncs those changes to a specified destination. It is a lightweight command application that is easy to install and configure using the popular Lua language.

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MongoDB is a NoSQL database intended for storing large amounts of data in document-oriented storage with dynamic schemas. NoSQL refers to a database with a data model other than the tabular format used in relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL. MongoDB features include: full index support, replication, high availability, and auto-sharding.

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What is RAID?

RAID (or a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a way of storing logical data across a medium which is composed of multiple physical hard disk drives blended into one or more logical units or volumes that is used for data redundancy, performance improvement, and reliability.

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High Availability

High availability is the description of a system designed to be fault-tolerant, highly dependable, operates continuously without intervention, or having a single point of failure. These systems are highly sought after to increase the availability and uptime required to keep an infrastructure running without issue. The following characteristics define a High Availability system.

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