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Web farm

(1) A group of computer systems and Web server software that collectively provide the Web page delivery mechanism in a company either for internal use (intranet) and/or for the public Internet. It is a server farm made up of Web servers (HTTP servers). See server farm.

(2) A group of Web servers that are controlled locally, but centrally managed. Each website is administered by its own Webmaster; however, centralized monitoring provides load balancing and fault tolerance. See server farm.
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If necessary, he supports the events of these businesses with the necessary IT support in the field of Web server farm.
Infoconomy comment: Managing a web server farm can be a time consuming and costly business.
7 billion transactions per day, which exceeds levels currently experienced by moderately sized Web server farms and provides today's Web sites with more than enough headroom to accommodate tomorrow's growth.
Compaq, which earlier this year went to Novell Inc for cacheing software technology to run on the appliances (CI No 3,618), says the system will deliver big performance gains which translate into WAN bandwidth savings, improved response times and greater scalability for web server farms.
Datacenters, web server farms and small-to-medium businesses require the safe, plug and play, bulletproof storage technology that VST delivers," said Andy Mills, Senior Vice President Marketing and Development for Ciprico.
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The proliferation of x86 servers in the 1990s, combined with the emergence of large Web server farms, helped popularize a new model: scale-out or horizontally-scaled computing, where workloads are distributed across networks of typically small, inexpensive 2- and 4-processor servers.
ECM centralizes and automates the tasks of monitoring, managing and auditing the hardware and software configurations deployed in large enterprise networks or Web server farms.
It is the recommended system for Web server farms, SAN environments, high-performance computing clusters or any environment where space is a major consideration.
The iSCSI Storage Server from FalconStor has enabled us to establish a flexible and enhanced backup strategy, coupled with improved reliability for our web server farms and departmental web-based applications," said Dustin Jordan, manager of Server Administration, Texas Tech University.