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Windows Server Failover Clustering is #1 ranked solution in top High Availability Clustering tools. PeerSpot users give Windows Server Failover Clustering an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. Windows Server Failover Clustering is most commonly compared to Veritas InfoScale Availability: Windows Server Failover Clustering vs Veritas InfoScale Availability. Windows Server Failover Clustering is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 59% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 26% of all views.
What is Windows Server Failover Clustering?
Windows Server Failover Clustering provides infrastructure features that support the high-availability and disaster recovery scenarios of hosted server applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. If a cluster node or service fails, the services that were hosted on that node can be automatically or manually transferred to another available node in a process known as failover.
Windows Server Failover Clustering Customers
Karl-Franzens-Universit_t Graz, NAV CANADA, Magnachip, ólectricit_ de France, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Bank Alfalah Ltd., Local Government Association of Queensland
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What users are saying about Windows Server Failover Clustering pricing:
"We are on an annual license to use this solution."

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Manager at Stark International
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Useful ISS, good support, and simple implementation
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable features of Windows Server Failover Clustering are the ISS, failover cluster, and DC."
  • "There are times when we do the system security updates and have to restart the server which is difficult because we need to wait until the end of the day or when working hours are finished. There are service updates that have a requirement to restart the system and it is not convenient."

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of Windows Server Failover Clustering are the ISS, failover cluster, and DC.

What needs improvement?

There are times when we do the system security updates and have to restart the server which is difficult because we need to wait until the end of the day or when working hours are finished. There are service updates that have a requirement to restart the system and it is not convenient. 

In a feature release, there should be a feature to allow applications to be developed on the web portal and better databases that we can run.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server Failover Clustering for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution's stability has been great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Windows Server Failover Clustering is a scalable solution.

We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization. Some of their roles are IT integration manager, system administrator, and security teams.

How are customer service and support?

I have never used the support. However, one of my colleagues has and their experience was good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy for our first configuration but our second configuration made it more complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are on an annual license to use this solution.

What other advice do I have?

We are currently looking for another solution because, in many industries, such as eCommerce, they operate 24 hours a day seven days a week and this solution has some downtime which our customers do not like.

I would recommend this solution to others, we have used it for a long time and it has been reliable.

I rate Windows Server Failover Clustering an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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