Cluster is defined as the combination of different type of servers or computing machines that have ability to work as a single unit and perform a single duty is called as the cluster. And the way of by which such servers are connected is called as the server clustering. Application clustering is the type of program that can manage and also used to setup the clustering of servers for the sake of development of clusters. With the help of such software solution operators can mange their servers to perform different type of important tasks such as failure detection etc.
Architecture of Application Clustering:
As we know that application clustering is used to mange the work load of the computer system or the networking server, so in the past its architecture was designed by keeping in view the future resources. Its architecture is designed in such form that it will provide an opportunity to mange the multi server users and accommodate the users on the network and also with availability of network foe the clients all the time i.e. 24 hrs in the whole week. If we study the architecture of the application clustering deeply then we have come two know that it works on the two features that is scalability and high Availability.
How Application Clustering Works?
For the maintenance of network load and avoid the single point failure application clustering plays a vital role in the computer family. The criteria of the working of the application clustering moves around the management of the number of users on a single networking server, Application clustering can do two different works to prevent the system form the failure i.e. dividing the work load by the use of multi servers or providing the back ups in a particular derive regions n enhance the storage memory of the system. The hardware components that take part in developing the application clustering are of specific nature that can promote the faster transmission between the different systems. If hardware of the application clustering does not configure properly then it will not work for the load balancing or prevention of the point failure. Application clustering also plays a vital role in the administration provide the remote access to the clients directly to the server for the sake of sharing resources an also monitors the whole working performance of the applications. There are different type of applications are used in the clustering but some of the common are as follows
- Linux (High Availability)
- Linux Virtual Server.
Types of Clusters Used in Application Clustering:
Generally in the application clustering two different type of clusters are used that can mange the work load of the networking server. The specific details of these two types are listed below
- Symmetric Clusters:
A type of cluster that is used in the application clustering for the sake of the load balancing is called as symmetric clusters. Generally the work of the symmetric cluster is that they are used to divide the work load from the central server to the all servers that are connected with the main.
- Asymmetric Clusters:
Another important type of cluster that is used in the application clustering for the same purpose of distribution of load but it will work only when the main server or the central server fails to perform the duty, it is also called as the reserve server
Benefits of Application Clustering:
There are lots of benefits of the application clustering, some of the common and the important benefits are; accommodation of large clients, failure detection, managing the workload from the server, every time availability and scalability also etc.