Posts Tagged ‘Virtualization’
Today, many vendors use HA and DR almost interchangeably. This is especially evident when they talk of applying the expanding range of virtualisation solutions to improve systems availability.
Tony included a chart of the causes of application failures. It’s no surprise that “user errors” are the most frequently cited cause. Component failures and physical disasters such as brown-outs are near the bottom of the list. Weather or environmental-related disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and fires, and acts of terror or war don’t even make the list. And again, that is not surprising. The article doesn’t talk about the magnitude of the impact of the failure, however. And that is where the analysis needs further explanation. Some disasters can impact the ability of the company to survive. Read the rest of this entry »