There’s a pretty good chance that you have a number of environments that are tagged as having a five nines requirement for availability That don’t actually need it. We often find ourselves getting confused with availability and the true cost of keeping application environments up on the ever elusive 99.999% uptime. Breaking Down the Nines
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I’m always watching for stats and numbers in the industry. We are continuously presented with the “fastest growing” and “x% better than the competitor” based on a number of sometimes skewed statistics. While I love what information I can gather from statistics for hardware and software, it is almost always based on sales. When I
It used to be said that if you want something done right that you have to do it yourself. True words, but unfortunately that only works if you are ready to maintain the entire scope of build, deploy, monitor and support all by yourself. Earlier this week, GoDaddy.com suffered from an outage which highlighted some
In the final post in the BCP/DR Primer series we are wrapping up with the final task in BCP program; testing the BCP plan. Another piece of debate is the semantics of the word “test”. Many BCP programs will refer to these as “exercises” rather that “tests” but regardless of the label we apply, this
So let’s review how we have come to this point in the process. In Part 1 we discussed the general strategy of the BCP program and the IT participation in the process. In Part 2 we moved into the definition of the BCP Tiers and the factors involved to begin mapping our systems and requirements.
In our last post we laid out the RPO and RTO of a couple of systems to illustrate how we can map our systems into BCP tiers. Now that we have defined our current state of the core IT applications and services we will examine the requirements and limitations and define how we can maintain,