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Database Availability And Recovery Solutions

Written by  Naveen Puttagunta

Businesses today are faced with the critical need to ensure the availability and continuous operation of their databases as part of their business systems – in spite of potential failures ranging from disk crashes and CPU failures to catastrophic losses of their computing facilities or communications networks, as well as planned downtime for maintenance. Many companies also have geographically dispersed data centers and need information to be readily available across those data centers, particularly when a data center has an outage, planned or unplanned. With many companies moving to e-commerce, it is even more critical to ensure database availability. Web customers expect businesses to be up and running all the time. If they aren’t, another vendor or supplier is only a click away. Most of today’s disaster recovery strategies are not well suited to meet such stringent business requirements of 24x7 availability. Beyond the need of mission criticality and customer expectations,