Citrix’s definition of HA
Today we had a very interesting presentation from Citrix. At one point the discussion was about the Citrix’s definition of High Availability.
I really can imagine that this is getting a confusing discussion. VMware says: HA is to resolve a single host failure. Citrix however also calls live migration a form of HA.
I can’t argue with that but to keep the discussions and comparisons clear it is essential to specify what you define as HA. I think both are right, but the trouble is that, when comparing products, people think they have a solution for hardware failure, but instead they can do a live migration.
I hopefully that in the future both parties start using the same names for the same options, or at least explain what their option is.
Anne Jan Elsinga
Anne Jan Elsinga is a Technical Account Manager for VMware. In the past he worked as presales and technical consultancy and architecture for several systems integrators. From 2009 until 2017 he was awarded with the VMware vExpert status. In the night time he dances latin, ballroom and salsa and he also discovered the pleasure of diving and woodworking. Recently he started blogging about smart homes and comfort in general.