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Maximising uptime 'critical in 24/7 world'

Maximising uptime 'critical in 24/7 world'

Rapid changes in the way many companies do business in the last few years have led to greater need for solutions that can ensure businesses can keep solutions such as databases running as reliably as possible.

It was noted by RDB Consulting that over the past few years, developments in networking and connectivity solutions have made globalisation a reality for many firms, changing forever the way they communicate and operate.

As a result, it is more important than ever for businesses to have access to their systems 24/7. It is no longer adequate for businesses to accept downtime overnight, as the chances are access will still be needed somewhere.

"In a world that relies on IT and an 'always-on' environment, the infrastructure itself - and particularly mission-critical areas such as the database - require maximum uptime and reliable, fast-response support," the company stated.

It added databases are central to modern organisations and firms will begin losing revenues as soon as these facilities are unavailable. As a result, services such as database clustering that can automate and manage processes to help businesses avoid problems and recover quickly from any disasters will be essential.

Organisations need to get as close to 100 per cent uptime as possible, it was noted. Solutions that offer 99.9 per cent reliability are no longer good enough for many businesses, as when tallied up over a year, this still results in many hours offline and, in the always-on environment, it can never be guaranteed that this will take place in periods of low demand.

"As globalisation has changed the game for business, maximum uptime of critical IT systems, such as databases, is therefore essential," RDB Consulting concluded. As a result of this, tools such as those offered by Severalnines could play a vital role in keeping enterprises connected by ensuring high database availability.

Because every business is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution that will cover every eventuality. Therefore, why not use our free configurator to find out what we can do to improve your database management?
 

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