Less downtime and faster recovery with high availability
In today’s digital and always-on culture, businesses need to continue to operate 24/7/365. When downtime is not an option and your recovery time objective (RTO) is measured in seconds & minutes, you need to take a serious look at a serious solution, ‘high availability’.
High availability (HA) refers to systems and solutions that are durable and which are likely to operate continuously, without failure for a long time. The term implies that a system has accommodations for failure in the form of redundant components and can recover from software or hardware failure automatically. The more transparent that failover is to users, the higher the availability of the system.
High Availability Benefits
Apart from guaranteeing continuous uptime, high availability solutions also come with the following benefits:
Improve your business reliability
If an IT system failure prevents you from being able to provide your product or service to your customers, then they may perceive you as an unreliable supplier. This could damage your reputation and may lose you clients. By making sure that your business is always operative, you can ensure your customers see you as reliable and stand out from your competitors.
It’s good for revenues
Keeping operations running means keeping sales ticking over. By employing a high availability solution your IT systems are always available and you will not even have to think about any potential disruption. Your only focus can be selling your product/service and working to reach your business objectives.
Reduced customer and production impact during planned maintenance
In many cases, you can completely avoid service disruption during planned maintenance. With a high availability solution, your IT team can potentially take down and work in one part of your system while ‘production’ continues to function.
Reduced risk of data loss
A high availability solution reduces the possibility of system crashes due to component failure to almost zero and hence reduces the potential for data loss in this type of situation to almost zero.
High Availability Technologies
Covenco is a Platinum VCSP. Veeam is the market leader in backup, recovery, and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection.
OnQ is a unique 1-click instant recovery solution for High availability, disaster recovery, DRaaS, and ransomware recovery, configured just for you.
Carbonite Availability software keeps your business-critical data and systems protected and always available on Windows and Linux servers.
Maxava High Availability
The Maxava High Availability Suite for the IBM i provides real-time replication and data recovery measured in minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
High availability is a service that is designed to minimise downtime. It refers to systems and solutions that are durable and which are likely to operate continuously, without failure for a long time. The term implies that a system has accommodations for failure in the form of redundant components and can recover from software or hardware failure automatically.
Any business that relies on business-critical data and systems in order to operate, especially from a commercial point of view, should consider taking advantage of high availability solutions/services.
High availability improves organisation’s reliability and protects them from lost revenue when access to critical data and systems is interrupted. It also minimises the risk of data loss and reduces customer and production impact during planned maintenance.
There are many types of Disaster Recovery. Here are some of the options that we can offer at Covenco: Workplace Recovery, DRaaS, BaaS, On-Premise Backup, Immutable Backup, Tape Out, Cloud Backup, Relocatable Recovery, Fixed-site Recovery, Dedicated Recovery, and Mobile Recovery.
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