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Monday, 19 November 2007 21:27

Top-5 Causes of Replication Failure

Written by  Paul D'Arcy

With all the miles I log driving the vast Texas highways, sooner or later I know the odds will catch up with me and my car will end up with a flat tire. It may be an inconvenience, but I don’t worry because I always have a spare that will adequately cover my needs until I can replace the damaged tire. If only it were that easy traveling the information highways in today’s business world, where downtime of a mission-critical application can mean significant productivity and financial loss to a company and even an inability to operate at all. Many companies assume that they are covered with their own “spare” because they maintain replicated copies of critical application and data. For today’s businesses, a replication system – a second copy of corporate data that is stored in a remote datacenter to ensure data continuity and application availability – is a solution