Is the cloud more reliable?
The web is often abuzz with hand-wringing over every public internet outage, dropped packet or unannounced system upgrade/rollback. For sure, systems like e-mail, documents and collaboration are mission critical to organizations and need to have high availability.
On the other hand, most internal, on-premise systems have unplanned and planned downtime. Whether it’s the corporate Exchange server, a login server, or the actual network gear, brief issues and outages are not uncommon.
Cloud-based computing providers offer high availability to all of their customers and invest millions to build secure and reliable infrastructures. This usually includes server clusters and other forms of redundant hardware to ensure the cloud-based solution is always available. Most cloud providers operate at the scale of millions of users and must maintain 24×7 availability with geographically dispersed, SAS-70 II Tier-4 compliant data-centers, full redundancy and 99.99% (or better) network availability.
Measure Twice, Migrate Once
Moving a mission critical system to the cloud is no easy feat. Migrating hundreds of gigabytes of data to the cloud can be a herculean task. Securing and integrating on- and off-premise systems requires careful planning, assessment and automation. Retraining users and administrators on new systems and new data flows demands careful consideration.
Are you CloudReady?
Exoprise CloudReady is your automated on-ramp to cost-effectively adopting cloud-based solutions and it starts with an a thorough analysis of your existing systems and comparison to the various solutions that cloud providers offer.
CloudReady collects uptime and loading characteristics from your existing servers to help you compare availability differences between on-premise and cloud-based systems.
With CloudReady you get:
- The real facts about your own system availability and uptime
- The real facts about the uptime of cloud-based providers
- Reliability break-downs by OS, Server, Hardware
- Peer-group reliability comparisons
- Scalable, cloud-based and on-premise experience monitoring