Build a cloud failover policy

Create a failover policy with cloud-specific riders that detail components and tasks

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Judith Myerson

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: March 02, 2012

Within a few years, most organizations and institutions will either have moved a portion of their data to the cloud, will be in the process of transferring it, or will be deep into planning some amount of cloud usage — their two chief concerns will still be reliability and security. On the reliability front, organizations still require a minimum of 99.5 percent uptime. Unfortunately, many organizations still employ a "reactive" response when a failure occurs instead of taking more prudent proactive steps: The creation of a cloud failover policy with cloud-specific riders, each detailing components and tasks. The author provides a roadmap for such a policy and illustrates policy riders and scenarios of what proactive actions can be taken when failures happen.

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ArticleTitle=Build a cloud failover policy