Keep Your Files Moving & Your Processes Running No Matter What Life Throws at You
Clustering two or more GoAnywhere MFT installations creates a distributed environment that enterprises can use to handle file transfer services. Two major advantages that clustering offers in GoAnywhere MFT are greater high availability with true active-active support, and load balancing by allowing workloads to be distributed across multiple systems.
The inherent active-active support with GoAnywhere MFT clustering provides the greatest high availability for your essential environments.
High availability can help your organization minimize and avoid downtime (and save you money), meet Service Level Agreements (SLA), and increase user satisfaction. With high availability, if a GoAnywhere MFT system were to fail (for example, due to a network or hardware failure), the remaining systems in the cluster would continue to process file transfers and run workflows.
GoAnywhere MFT can be scaled horizontally by adding additional systems to the cluster. When paired with a load balancer like GoAnywhere Gateway, each inbound connection to the File Servers can be distributed to the available systems to service your employees and trading partners. For file transfers performed in workflows (Projects), clustering allows the workload to be distributed across all systems to increase performance and throughput. As your business and transfer requirements grow, GoAnywhere MFT can easily grow with it by adding additional systems to the cluster.
A communication channel is established between all systems within a GoAnywhere MFT cluster to keep them in constant communication with each other. Administrators can configure and manage all GoAnywhere instances in the cluser from a browser-based interface.
The following features are available in GoAnywhere MFT when running in a clustered environment:
Clustering simplifies setup and configuration since GoAnywhere MFT does not rely on any third-party tools. Everything you need to set up a clustered environment is built into the product.