High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Concepts, Design, Implementation

  • Klaus¬†Schmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-12
  3. Pages 13-40
  4. Pages 41-53
  5. Pages 55-98
  6. Pages 99-148
  7. Pages 149-187
  8. Pages 189-214
  9. Pages 215-231
  10. Pages 233-286
  11. Pages 287-358
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 359-410

About this book


Companies and other organizations depend more than ever on the availability of their Information Technology, and most mission critical business processes are IT-based processes. Business continuity is the ability to do business under any circumstances and is an essential requirement modern companies are facing. High availability and disaster recovery are contributions of the IT to fulfill this requirement. And companies will be confronted with such demands to an even greater extent in the future, since their credit ratings will be lower without such precautions.

Both, high availability and disaster recovery,  are realized by redundant systems. Redundancy can and should be implemented on different abstraction levels: from the hardware, the operating system and middleware components up to the backup computing center in case of a disaster. This book presents requirements, concepts, and realizations of redundant systems on all abstraction levels, and all given examples refer to UNIX and Linux systems.


Cluster Information Technology (IT) Linux Middleware Redundant Systems UNIX architecture business process databases design hardware operating system organization reliability statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus¬†Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.FrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24460-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34582-4
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