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Network Redundancy and High Availability

Network redundancy and high availability are critical components of a robust and reliable network design to ensure uninterrupted communications, data availability, and minimal downtime. These strategies aim to eliminate single points of failure and provide redundancy in the network infrastructure, minimizing the impact of equipment failures, natural disasters, or other unforeseen events. Here is an overview of network redundancy and high availability.

Redundancy includes redundancy of critical network components such as switches, routers, firewalls, and power supplies, so that if one component fails, the backup takes over unhindered. Redundancy can be implemented at various levels of the network hierarchy.

Network redundancy involves having multiple physical links or paths between network devices to create alternative routes for data transmission. If one link goes down, traffic can be automatically redirected to the redundant path.

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) combines multiple physical links into a single logical link, increasing throughput and providing redundancy. If one link goes down, traffic is distributed to the remaining links.

In corporate networks, having multiple Internet connections from different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ensures uninterrupted Internet access. If one connection to the ISP fails, traffic can be automatically redirected to the backup connection.

High availability (HA) clusters involve grouping multiple servers or network devices together so that they function as a single system. If one node or device goes down, the workload is automatically transferred to the remaining nodes to keep the service available.

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