Windows Server Failover Clustering Reviews

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Reto Koenig
Real User
Consultant at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to easily create clusters supporting geo-redundancy.

How has it helped my organization?

Business continuity is much better, due to the possibility of patching/upgrading systems without interruption of services.

What needs improvement?

The standard, non-enterprise technical support could be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Unlike twenty years ago, the setup of a failover cluster is a straightforward process which can be automated easily. The functionality is included in Windows Server… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before Windows Failover Clustering, Digital Equipment VMS Clusters did the same job. The platform died (also because it was quite expensive), the developers changed to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I am happy with the current features. The technology has evolved impressively. With Windows 2019, it is possible, to “failover cluster” both on-premises and cloud… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at some third-party solutions, which are no longer of importance today. Some of them had better features at the time, but we decided to go with the MS solution… more»


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What is Windows Server Failover Clustering?

Windows Server Failover Clustering provides infrastructure features that support the high-availability and disaster recovery scenarios of hosted server applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. If a cluster node or service fails, the services that were hosted on that node can be automatically or manually transferred to another available node in a process known as failover.
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