About this paper
High availability refers to the ability to consistently keep information systems operational and accessible to the organization. There are many options for configuring the SAS environment to be highly available. This paper discusses best practices for configuring primary and standby environments; explores native SAS options that support high availability; discusses how to use grid technologies to better leverage existing resources; and includes a section on SAS integration with hardware virtualization technologies.
This paper is meant as an introduction to designing, installing and configuring SAS environments to meet high-availability scenarios, and includes a number of reference sources for more information.
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