The Difference Between High Availability & Fault Tolerance

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In this brief lesson, our AWS expert, Stuart Scott, answers the question: What's the difference between high availability and fault tolerance? 

They both ultimately have the same goal, to keep your systems up and running should something fail within your architecture, but there is a difference and this can cause some confusion. In this lesson, you'll get a clear idea of what each one is, and how they differ.

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 250+ courses relating to cloud computing reaching over 1 million+ students.

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