Microsoft Cluster Server (“MSCS”) is a Microsoft-specific high availability technology that provides a failover capability to pairs of its servers. Like “web farm”, the term “clustering” is a vendor-neutral term, but every vendor that does clustering does it a little differently, and provides cluster services at different levels (typically at the hardware, OS or application[..]
MSCS is an abbreviation for “Microsoft Cluster Server“, which is a Microsoft-specific high availability technology that provides a failover capability to pairs of its servers.
A “web farm” is a high availability application architecture that is common to many vendors and products. It usually involves the use of multiple web (HTTP/S) application servers, each serving the same function, and often relying on the use of round-robin session distribution from a network load balancer (NLB). However, the term is also often[..]