Benefits of high availability
Using systems that are highly available lowers the chances of unplanned service outages and all their negative effects. This can include revenue loss, production delays, customer churn and more.
High availability solutions typically use a software-based approach to reducing downtime. Instead of relying on physical hardware, they locate servers in clusters and implement redundancy to eliminate single points of failure.
When a server fails, it can immediately be replicated to another server in the cluster. This way, a new server can take over the workload designated to the failed one and continue running without any impact on performance.
Reliable failover (switching from the primary component to a backup system, with minimal impact on performance) and dependable failure detection are key to achieving this goal. These features ensure that your business can continue to operate in the event of a server failure, even with minimal data loss and loss of productivity.
Automated backup is essential to ensuring the safety of critical data. This helps minimize the chances of data corruption, file loss and more.
Maintaining high availability can also lead to better customer relationships and brand reputation. This can help your organization build a long-term business relationship with customers who are willing to pay more for a higher level of service.
The availability of your systems is the key to delivering the best possible user experience. This requires a robust architecture that will allow you to quickly respond to the needs of users. It can be a challenge to design a highly available infrastructure, but it’s worth the effort.