|In This Issue: Focus on High Availability||May 12, 2010
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Given today's data-driven curriculums, even a small school district must assure data availability. Just ask Jamie Barr of the Gibson County (Tenn.) School District, which centralized on a blade and SAN hub to serve its nine schools.
School districts find that when they combine virtualization with fault-tolerant hardware, they gain both a more resilient infrastructure and one that's easier to manage.
In its latest SAN system, Compellent Technologies pairs high performance with an easy-to-use interface at a reasonable price. The system lets you mix and match Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS, SATA and solid-state drives.
Don't let the coming switch shake-up rattle your data center operations. Although the dust has yet to settle on a final 40/100 GigE standard, here are pointers so you can take advantage of super-speedy server connections.
In Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft rolled out flexible, database-centric availability features. But even if you're running the 2007 or 2003 versions, you can bolster messaging server availability.
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