High Availability/Disaster Recovery

Our consultants will help you design and implement a High Availability solution that will fit your SAP environment. We can also design a Disaster Recovery plan that fits your needs and your downtime expectations.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery are not necessarily mutually exclusive. In fact, they are both important in delivering constant levels of business productivity. When both concepts are applied in concert, they can help organizations achieve extremely high levels of fault tolerance.

Importance of High Availability

High-availability clusters are groups of computers that support server applications that can be reliably utilized with a minimum amount of down-time. They operate by using high availability software to harness redundant computers in groups or clusters that provide continued service when system components fail. Without clustering, if a server running a particular application crashes, the application will be unavailable until the crashed server is fixed. HA clustering remedies this situation by detecting hardware/software faults, and immediately restarting the application on another system without requiring administrative intervention, a process known as failover.

Importance of Disaster Recovery

Recent research supports the idea that implementing a more holistic pre-disaster planning approach is more cost-effective in the long run. Every $1 spent on hazard mitigation saves society $4 in response and recovery costs.

2015 disaster recovery statistics suggest that downtime lasting for one hour can cost

  • small companies as much as $8,000,
  • mid-size organizations $74,000, and
  • large enterprises $700,000.

As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, and arguably the economy as a whole, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, and their rapid recovery, has increased. For example, of companies that had a major loss of business data, 43% never reopen and 29% close within two years. As a result, preparation for continuation or recovery of systems needs to be taken very seriously. This involves a significant investment of time and money with the aim of ensuring minimal losses in the event of a disruptive event.