Planned vs. Unplanned Downtime: What’s the Difference?
Downtime is bad for business. It is disruptive, costly, and unacceptable in today’s super-competitive business landscape. Whether scheduled maintenance or unexpected outage, being unable to access your systems during working hours can lead to productivity losses, missed opportunities, data loss, damage to your brand, and hefty Service Level Agreement (SLA) payouts. Still, you can curtail […]
What’s The Difference Between Data Center Redundancy 2N vs. N+1
Since the dawn of the modern computer age, data centers have been the foundation for building our computing facilities and networking equipment. Data centers are responsible for storing, collecting, processing, and distributing data. They represent any company’s backbone that relies on applications, networking services, or data to deliver products and services to its customers. Because […]
Instructive Lesson From The Amazon S3 Outage
On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, an Amazon employee made a typo during a routine billing system repair and, rather than taking only a few servers offline, instead took down a significant (but still unspecified) number of the nearly 150,000 unique websites and apps hosted or supported by the Amazon cloud computing S3 service. Affected sites […]