High-Availability Linux

CompactPCI AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems — May 13, 2000

Articles, Telecommunications: May 2000While CompactPCI provides the fundamental bus architecture for embedded systems platforms for the telecommunications industry, additional hardware and software is required to provide a system that is “highly available” and worthy of being deployed in critical telecommunication infrastructure applications. The term “High Availability” has many definitions, each of which is based on the context and scope of the application of computers to a given problem. In this article, Larry describes an implementation of High Availability that provides 99.999% availability, and serves as proof that Linux is ready for deployment in this environment.

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