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Highly available distributed systems have been widely used and have proven to be resistant to a wide range of faults. Although these kind of services are easy to access, they require an investment that developers might not always be willing to make. We present an overview of Wide-Area shared computing networks as well as methods to provide high availability of services in such networks. We make some references to highly available systems that are being used and studied at the moment this paper was written (2012).