Network Failover Can Save Your Business

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, they say. You should always have a plan B. Companies spend millions on their data connections, but even the best of them can fail. And what happens when you don’t have adequate backup systems in place? Well, take a look at our survey of outages in 2018 […]

Internet Load Balancing and Failover for Multiple ISP Links

Controlling traffic is a key facet of internet management. Sometimes primary connections will go down. Or too much traffic may cause congested links or overwhelmed devices to become unusable. We wrote about the implementation of load balancing in the cloud in a 2017 blog post. When people think of load balancing, they usually think about traffic that […]

Why You Need Cloud Based Layer 7 Load Balancing Today

Keeping up with the pace of ever the changing world of IT today is a challenge.  It can be like trying to drink from a fire hydrant.  You can drown in the overwhelming constant barrage of information and technological advancement.  For that reason, it is not unusual for today’s IT managers to be unfamiliar with […]

Multihomed ISP Link Availability Challenges

We talk to organizations every day looking to increase the availability of on-premise hosted applications using multihomed ISPs. The most common applications are Exchange and Remote Desktop, both essential components to ensuring workforce productivity for remote or offsite employees.  While managing outbound connectivity through more than one ISP is a breeze today since so many firewall vendors […]

8 uses for Cloud Load Balancing or Failover

As we talk to people during the week, we periodically make suggestions for using Cloud Load Balancing or Failover that are often met with surprise, such as “Oh, I didn’t know it could be used for that”. So we thought it might be helpful to compile a list of 8 potential uses. Of course, it […]

Dual WAN Link Load Balancing – for Inbound Traffic

A common inquiry we receive is whether or not any of our solutions have the capability to automate switching inbound traffic between common office WAN Internet connections, such as DSL, Cable and T1 lines. The quick answer is “absolutely!” Total Uptime Failover solutions are perfect for automatically failing inbound traffic over these types of WAN […]

What are the key differences between DNS FAILOVER and CLOUD FAILOVER so I can better understand which one is right for my application?

The similarities Both solutions require that you tell us what the IP address(es) are for your ‘real servers’. That way we know how to alter DNS or route traffic when one or more servers go up or down.  These IP addresses must be publicly accessible, not private. Also, both solutions use the same type of […]

IT DRP – What is your IT Disaster Recovery Plan for DNS?

When designing an IT DRP (Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan), businesses need to seriously consider the services that they offer internally and externally in order to determine which are the most important to the success of their organization. Rather than taking the approach of “everything must remain online”, which can be extremely costly and oftentimes […]

Failover Design: DNS Failover vs. Cloud Failover

When implementing a failover solution, the most common questions we receive are: How can we architect a failover solution for our application? How quickly can we failover from the primary site to the secondary site? How quickly can it fail back when the primary comes back online? Is there a way to prevent automatic failback […]