Definition - What does Windows Clustering mean?
Windows clustering is also known as Microsoft clustering technology or Microsoft cluster server.
Techopedia explains Windows Clustering
Windows clustering includes three primary components:
- Server clustering: Maintains data integrity and provides failover support.
- Network load balancing (NLB): Addresses bottlenecks resulting from front-end Web services.
- Component load balancing (CLB): Addresses the unique scalability and availability needs of middle-tier applications.
Windows clustering guards against three types of failure: Application/service, system/hardware and site failures, which may result from power outages, connection failures or disasters.
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