Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 19:03 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As you've undoubtedly noticed, OSNews has been down most of the day. We're back up now, running like we always do. We rarely have this kind of extensive downtime, so in the interest of full disclosure, here's what happened. If you're expecting some sexy story - think again.
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by antik on Fri 24th Feb 2012 20:57 UTC
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Why use physical hardware for hosting when virtualizaion and clustering would be cheaper and more reliable. Our servers got all n+1 PSU, RAID1 SAS drives with battery backed raid controller. And all servers work in cluster- when some hardware come down, there would be just VM machines moving to other cluster nodes or in case of total destruction just restoring latest backup to other node. Of course there is multiple internet connections available and network cards bonded together. High Availability options available if needed- you'll get multiple virtual machines mirroring each other.

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