Scalability and redundant windows web environment
Posted on 2006-07-20
We have a number of .Net web applications that our clients use, all hosted on our servers.
We have a web site on a single Dell server running windows 2003 and a separate database server running windows 2003 and SQL Server 2000.
As well as the database there are also a lot of files being uploaded and downloaded via the .Net applications and these are stored on the file system of the web server currently.
We are growing in customers using our .Net applications on this environment and now want to add additional scalability and redundancy.
I have read different things about SAN, shared disk arrays, Network attached storage, clustering, replication, load balancing but to be honest I am confused as to the correct way to go.
I am looking for an expert in this field to suggest how to add redundancy so there is less chance of any down time and scalability so we can grow as our client base grows. I don’t have an exact budget on this but I am looking for a solution that won’t cost an arm and a leg now but we can add hardware as we grow.
Not sure if this is the right area for this question, if not please let me know where would be better.