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    "Enterprise Solutions" Who have you used or recommend?

    We have a customer that just grows by the second.

    We came up with rsync solutions, database solutions, suggestions, tips, etc. This was all part of the managed deal.

    Now, things are at the point where we need to get things running redundantly, and would rather pay someone to do it.

    This is not a solicit your services thread.

    But if you can recommend true enterprise level services, or have used smaller services, I'd be more than happy to hear about them.


    Deliverables needed:

    Full redundancy.

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    We want a reliable, automated failover system installed. When a server goes down, and it is going to take who knows how long to get a replacement, we want a solution that will cover the downtime, even if it happens to be a week later. We want google, less the search engine part, but smaller, much smaller.

    We have considered DNS failover.
    We have considered mod_rewrite rules.
    We have considered round robin

    And probably more.

    The more I think on it, mod_rewrite sounds like the way to go. Have 3 primary servers, and 3 DNS servers.

    All DNS servers pointing to domain.com, with domain.com having records to try server 1, 2, or 3 for request handling.

    Servers 1,2 and 3 are really just telling the world to go somewhere else to handle the request.

    e.g. if you land on 1,2, or 3, you are directed to sub.domain.com which is the main file server to use for your user account. sub.domain.com also tells you to grab database info from dbserver1.domain.com.

    This is a bit confusing I know. Thats why I asked for someone who has had experience with an enterprise level solutions provider.

    No doubt we can handle this. However we have time frames and headaches to save.

    The one time I had to deal with an enterprise provider (Savvis) The turnaround was outstanding. The product worked as advertised, and I had 4 specialists to discuss matters with. Every one understood what we needed, and the process went very smoothly.

    So the question remains, who is the best (or only) company you can recommend for high-end failover services?
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    hey, if you find someone who can help you with this, let me know.

    I'd love to know someone competent enough to handle full redundancy

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    Looks like we are going to build our own system this time. Check back in a few months or so and I can let you know how it went/is going.
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    You will need couple of apache servers and a single Dual Xeon or Quad Xeon Server for MySQL. All this servers will be in LAN and they will communicate with each other with Internal IP's for all servers. IP of the site will not be binded to any of the servers but it will be binded to the LAN.

    Once traffic on your site increases then you can add more Apache servers to the cluster and setup rsync for syncronization of data. This is the most stable solution to have a stable and fast loading site. Cost would be very low in this case as you go on adding p4 servers for Apache whereas a single Quad Xeon would cost many times more than this.

    DNS should be hosted with your registrar or someone like zoneedit.com.

    are you looking for a datacenter which can provide such servers or someone who can setup such kind of cluster for you ?

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    Thats pretty much how we have it now. But we are going to deploy mod_rewrite rules for when serverA is down to forward requests to serverB, until serverA returns to service.

    At least that is the starting plan. The datacenter is fine where it is, but we might be looking for a person to help setup the cluster.
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