Public clouds have outages – that’s a fact. Regardless of whether the cloud is down due to network issues, power outages or even human error, it can take a while for the cloud service provider to troubleshoot and rectify the error. In the meantime, customer applications running in that cloud or cloud region will take a hit.
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In all seriousness, there are two key things you need to strategize for when you are running your applications in the public cloud/s.
1. Ensure continued visibility into IT health - Know that YOU need to maintain control
You probably have business applications spread across multiple locations and one or more clouds. This geographic fragmentation can cause operational fragmentation which leads to an increased risk of IT service downtime. It’s important to maintain real-time visibility so you can make well-informed business decisions. Then you will be sure that your business is meeting service continuity objectives like recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs).
2. Add a resiliency safeguard - Know that YOU need to ensure resiliency
If your cloud provider experiences an outage, your business can be impacted by financial and reputation loss. Depending on your industry and the related business continuity regulations you need to meet, you could also face harsh regulatory fines. You need a resiliency solution for your cloud-based workloads that will alert your business instantaneously when an outage occurs, and easily failover your workloads to another cloud region or geography, back to your on-premises data center, or even another cloud entirely.
Don’t let the cloud get you down. Ensure that your resiliency strategy can cater to a cloud outage, not just an on-premises outage. Veritas has been helping customers strengthen their resiliency postures with Resiliency Platform – regardless of where their applications run – in the cloud or on-premises, or both.