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Volume 32, Issue 3

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Improving Availability, Data Protection, and System Performance

Written by  Peter Laz, MBCP, MBCI & Dylon Mills

Learn about six best practices that can help your organization ensure higher service availability, protect data better, and improve system performance. Downtime of critical business services, associated data loss, and the need to maintain required performance levels are top concerns for all enterprise information technology (IT) teams. As a result, companies are shifting toward an operational resiliency model to maximize performance and achieve 24/7 availability of business operations and IT environments. The costs and risks associated with downtime and lost data are significant enough for enterprises to justify making significant investments in high availability and the new disaster recovery to help ensure that business-critical applications remain available. Despite the plethora of high availability and disaster recovery technologies that can be found in the typical enterprise data center – clustering, load-balancing, replication, as well as new technologies such as grid computing, parallel clusters, and virtualization-based high availability – downtime, data loss, and degraded performance