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Disaster Recovery & High Availability
Disaster Recovery & High Availability

The Essentials Series: The Business Benefits of Rapid Application Failover

by Greg Shields

SYNOPSIS

You know the drill. A critical application fails in your network, and your business grinds to a complete halt. The loss of critical applications from corruption, misconfiguration, power or network loss, or worst-case disasters are major impacts on your business and your job. You need to implement tools that prevent service interruption through rapid and automated failover. The Essentials Series: The Business Benefits of Rapid Application Failover explains the technology behind and business benefits of just those capabilities. In three articles, you’ll learn why and how to implement application failover along with successful failback to keep your critical applications running.


CHAPTER PREVIEWS

Article 1: Defining the Peril of Application Downtime

Before you can understand the value of application failover, you must first understand the pain of application loss. This first article illustrates exactly how the loss of a critical service impacts your bottom line. It provides an excellent ramp-up to determining the benefit gained through rapid failover technology.


Article 2: The Power of Rapid Application Failover

The technologies behind rapid application failover are mature yet complex in their operation. At the same time, they are very successful in ensuring that applications, data, and user connectivity survive when a service is interrupted. This article continues with a look at just those technologies, and how rapid application failover is implemented today.


Article 3: The Critical Role of Failback in Application Disaster Recovery

Failing over an application is one thing. Getting that application back to your primary data center once the issue is over is quite another. Failback is a critical necessity for any environment, including incremental failback options that enable the rollback and roll-forward of data in the case of corruption. If you’re considering a rapid application failover solution, you must read this article to discover the features you’ll want in your end solution.