Introduction

Always on, always ready is not just a business goal but a competitive requirement for any company that wants to compete in the cloud space. Highly available technologies—deployed in the right architectures—allow for nonstop delivery of value to your customers.”

—Jeff Brzycki, Chief Information Officer, Autodesk, March 2017

Five 9s

Downtime (system unavailability) directly translates to loss of profit, productivity, your ability to deliver to your customers, and customer goodwill—plain and simple. If your current or planned applications are vulnerable to downtime problems—or if you are unsure of the potential downtime issues—then this book is for you. Is your business at or nearing a requirement to be “highly available” or “continually ...

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