For many organizations, automating failover from primary datacenters or sites to secondary locations is a critical component to any disaster recovery or business continuity solution for a variety of reasons. While one reason could be that it reduces manual workload, especially during a crisis when anxiety levels are high, the primary reason is often the fact that automation never forgets, and is faster to respond. By reliably monitoring infrastructure, automated failover mechanisms can detect outages and make essential changes that bring mission-critical applications back online quickly. With profit margins and brand reputations on the line, small businesses and large enterprises alike must recognize the importance of ensuring maximum availability for all critical applications.
At Total Uptime, our expertise is at the network and traffic routing level – the outermost layer where clients or users connect and must be diverted from a primary site to a secondary, tertiary or other location during an outage. There are two critical solutions we offer that can completely automate server/datacenter failover.
Our Cloud DNS service ensures that DNS is not the weak link. Many organizations overlook DNS because of its simplicity. But if DNS were the single reason for application downtime, would you reconsider? Some of the world’s largest organizations have been affected by DNS downtime caused by their ISPs such as AT&T, or domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy. If you rely on providers like these whose core business is not DNS uptime, you’re at risk.
By utilizing Total Uptime’s Cloud DNS service, you can be assured that DNS will not be the weak link. You will also gain security and management capability that you’ve not enjoyed to date. Plus, you can even use DNS Failover to automate the re-routing of traffic from one site to another.
When traffic needs to be seamlessly redirected from a primary datacenter (or site/server) to a secondary or disaster recovery location, how will you make the switch? You could make a DNS change, or even automate it with our DNS Failover solution, but if you need something faster than a DNS change or something that doesn’t require an IP address change for those ultra-critical applications, consider Cloud Load Balancing. In addition to active/active, it supports active/passive or primary/secondary configurations too, and can even automate traffic redirection or wait until you manually fail over.
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