PolyServe offers an array of features that assist end users and service providers in building cost-effective clustering solutions for e-business. LocalCluster guarantees that mission-critical applications are highly available and easy to administer. Local Cluster offers failure detection, automatic failover and reintegration, and service monitoring for Web, e-mail, file transfer, e-commerce and TCP/IP applications. Other features include data replication for automatic distribution of Web and file content, load balancing, distributed operation and centralized management. LocalCluster supports multiple virtual hosts per server, which is ideal for ISPs and other service providers that need to support multiple Web sites on a single server. LocalCluster is also well suited to support small to medium-sized e-commerce shops running on clusters of low-cost servers or network appliances.