What Does Redundancy Mean In The Cloud?

By : Christopher Wray | November 08, 2016 | Blog

What Does Redundancy Mean In The Cloud?

November 08, 2016

By now, you’re probably aware of the many benefits of cloud computing, including lower infrastructure costs, increased security, faster speeds and unlimited scalability – the components you need to keep your business flexible, agile and competitive in a hyper-connected world.


This all sounds great, but what about when a system fails? Our Internet-driven era has taught us that with superior convenience comes greater risk: A crash, a breach or even extended downtime can be devastating to a company that has failed to back up its data.




That’s where redundancy comes in: the act of duplicating copies of your data, systems and equipment so that if your cloud service becomes corrupted or unavailable, you have immediate and secure access to backed-up versions.


Redundancy basics: More than just data back up

In any virtual system, there’s the chance that failures could happen. Over and above this, there’s the need for maintenance, upgrades and scheduled downtime.


A reputable cloud storage provider will always ensure that your data is stored on multiple machines, and in compliance with any regulations that apply to your industry (for example, some businesses may be required to have up to three copies of all data). But there’s more to it than duplicating information.


Redundancy ensures that your business is able to retrieve information at any given time, regardless of any planned or unplanned issues that may arise. At RSAWEB, our platform offers redundancy in all aspects, from power and connectivity to hosts and storage. This high availability means that redundancy extends to all elements of your cloud service and not just data. For example, if one power source fails, you’ll still be able to access your information thanks to our use of multiple power sources.


Setting up your Enterprise Cloud (Virtual Data Centre) service

Once you’re ready to take your business to the cloud, we can help you set it up with ease. We take care of all the infrastructure and you gain access to your own virtual private data centre that’s secure, reliable, blazingly fast and infinitely scalable. There’s also no need to invest in expensive infrastructure, and you can scratch ‘maintenance’ off your to-do list too.


Ready to get started? To schedule a demo contact us on 087 470 0000 or [email protected], or learn more about our cost-effective Enterprise Cloud (VDC) service.


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