Requirement of a shared disk for a failover clustering solution

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Tags:
Cluster management
Failover Cluster Management
Failover Clustering
Majority Node Set
NAS
SAN
While it is a stated fact that for a failover clustering solution, the methodology works on the usage of quorum, shared storage (NAS, SAN etc), is there any possibility of not using a shared storage system and yet implement Failover Clustering? Are there any third-party solutions available on the market that provides such a(n) (?)alternative? The organization that posed the question is a very small one and do not want to invest in extra hardware at this juncture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ASKED: June 30, 2009  5:16 PM
UPDATED: June 30, 2009  11:21 PM

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There are a couple of options out there software wise, but with a non-shared solution you run the risk of dataloss at failover. What application are you looking to cluster?

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