Because we don’t live in a perfect world, the unexpected can happen, and when it affects the data center, it could result in irreversible damage to your business. Power outages can cripple your IT infrastructure and potentially lead to massive revenue losses because of server downtime. That is why redundancy is considered your data centers best friend when the unexpected happens.
Redundancy can be viewed as a backup system for the facility’s infrastructure that prevents it from shutting down when a disaster situation occurs. Redundancy can target multiple data center components such as infrastructure, power, network, or UPS systems. Specific terminology such as N+1 or 2N is used to describe the facility’s redundancy systems. Before we explain the terms, it is essential to understand the importance of data center redundancy.