Today’s enterprises rely more heavily on IT for core business practices and functions. In some businesses high availability has become a critical requirement, as a system downtime usually translates into significant productivity and revenue loses for these enterprises.
Enterprises implement high availability to meet the following requirements:
- Ensure that mission-critical application are available – The purpose of an enterprise network is to facilitate operation of network applications. When those applications are not available, the enterprise ceases to function properly. Making a system or network highly available helps ensure that the enterprise’s mission-critical application are functional and available.
- Improve employee and customer satisfaction and loyalty – System downtime can cause frustration among both employees and customers attempting to access applications. Ensuring a highly available system helps to improve and maintain satisfaction and loyalty.
- Reduce reactive IT support costs, resulting in increased IT productivity – Designing a system to incorporate high-availability technologies allows IT to minimize the time spent fire-fighting and makes time available for proactive services.
- Reduce financial loss – An unavailable system or network, and therefore an unavailable application, can translate directly into lost revenue for an enterprise. Downtime can mean unbillable customer access time, lost sales, and contract penalties.
If highly available storage, systems and networks are a requirement of your business Cordicate IT can help. We can help your organization define the appropriate availability needs for your environment at the right budget and have the solution implemented on time.