A method of protecting computer systems from failure, in which standby equipment automatically takes over when the main system fails.
- If the primary server crashes, then the high availability operating system running failover software will reschedule its task to the standby server.
- The servers can be arranged behind $50,000 load-balancing and failover systems to swap out servers automatically upon failure.
- For users who like to stay current with operating system releases, this means testing of path failover software may unknowingly take place onsite rather than in the vendor's lab.
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