Agenda
  • Top Customer Issues

  • What is Windows 2000?

  • Scalability and Availability Resources

Top Customer Issues Today Simplify Management Spending on management tools will increase over the next 2 years (62%) BUT Management staff will remain the same or decrease over next 2 years (70%) Crave High Availability Minimum System Uptime Required for Most Mission-Critical Applications 6% 23% 27% 44% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Up to 8 hrs/day 8 - 12 hrs/day 13-23 hrs/day 24 hrs req. 71% Source: Cahners Instat Group survey (N=300) Internet-enable business Through 2005, e-business will become a major rationalizing and reorganizing driver for IS and business organizations. Anticipating these changes will allow IT management to be strategic and proactive instead of tactical and reactive. - Gartner Group Built on NT Technology

Evolutionary
  • Built on NT Technology

  • Fastest selling server OS

  • Broad hardware & application options

  • Cost effective

  • Easy to use Revolutionary

  • Internet-enable your business

  • Reliable

  • Manageable

  • Best for new devices

Windows 2000 Platform

The Business OS For The Next Generation Of PC Computing

  • Internet enable your business

  • Web application services

  • Internet scalability

  • Secure

  • Reliable

  • High system uptime

  • Resilient to application failures

  • Dynamic system configuration

  • Manageable

  • Centralized management

  • Desktop management

  • Easy to deploy

  • Best for new devices

  • Laptops

  • Networking

  • Peripherals

Windows 2000 Today
  • Commerce: $30+ million per day

  • Online catalog: 8+ million books Growth: From 0 to 5+ billion hits permonth in less than one year

  • Transactions: 24,000+ orders in a day, over 1,000,000 line items total

  • Scale: 1.5 million unique users every day, 2.5 million at peak Scalability and Availability

Load Balancing Browser Requests
  • Running an Application on a Single Web Server Machine Has Limitations

  • Scalability

  • Availability

  • The Solution

  • Use Network Load Balancing (NLB) Scalability and Availability Network Load Balancing (NLB)

  • Balances Requests from Clients Across Multiple Web Servers

  • Each server is assigned a relative portion of the load

  • Clients see a single IP address

  • Runs on All Servers in an NLB Cluster

  • Automatic failover

  • No single point of failure Scalability and Availability Providing DBMS Fault Tolerance

  • All Machines in the NLB Cluster Just Shown Rely On a Single Machine Running SQL Server 2000

  • The design has a single point to failure

  • The Solution

  • Use Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) Scalability and Availability Microsoft Cluster Service

  • Provides Automatic Failover

  • Clients see a single IP address

  • Machines in a Cluster Both Have Access to the Same Disk Drive

  • On failure of one machine, ownership of the failed machine's drive passes to another machine in the cluster

  • Processing Continues with Minimal Interruption Scalability and Availability Managing a Multi-Server Application

  • Deploying an ASP / COM / COM+ Application Across Several Servers Allows

  • Scalability

  • Availability

  • It Also Introduces Management Complexity

  • Monitoring server health is difficult

  • The Solution

  • Use Application Center 2000

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