Yes, indeed, FouLu, but at a cost. The simple replication (two servers, one master, one slave) is part of the free version of MySQL (or at least it used to be! haven't checked in years) and would work just fine for a simple situation such as he posits.
I worked on a project where we were planning to move to clustered/federated (but then the company cut the funding for the project), but we started with the simple replication and it worked just fine for a medium-sized system.
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