"application fail-over" (computer terminology)


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"XCompany extends its industry-leading XProduct high availability software solutions suite to its XProduct Clustering Platform to deliver a reliable application platform that provides fault detection, application fail-over and recovery to business critical applications. "

Now, I understand what "fail-over" means, but are there several kinds? Or is "application fail-over" just a wordier version of "fail-over"?

  • JamesM

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    Fail-over solutions can be handled by hardware or software. For example, a power fail-over solution can be mechanical, electro-mechanical, or computer-controlled. An "application fail-over" solution, I assume, would be a solution where the software application actually makes the decision to transfer data processing to another instance of the application, possibly residing on another server or in another location, when a serious error is detected.
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