Clustering two or more GoAnywhere MFT installations will provide a distributed environment for handling file transfer services for the enterprise. Two significant advantages which clustering offers in GoAnywhere MFT is 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 will provide the maximum high availability for your mission critical environment. If a GoAnywhere MFT system were to fail (for example, due to a network or hardware failure), the remaining systems in the cluster will continue to process file transfers and run workflows. This can help your organization to minimize downtime, meet Service Level Agreements (SLA) and increase user satisfaction.
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 GoAnywhere MFT systems within a cluster to keep them in constant communication with each other. Administrators can login to a browser-based interface to configure and manage all GoAnywhere MFT instances in the cluster.
The following features are available in GoAnywhere MFT when running in a clustered environment:
Setup and configuration is greatly simplified 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.