Stopping High Availability Sprawl
Almost every organization has a group of applications that must always be available. The cost of downtime is so significant that IT will want to expend large chunks of the IT budget to make sure they are available. Because of the link between these investments and revenue, or loss of revenue, the organization usually approves these expenses. The problem, other than the cost, is each application or operating system platform has its own high availability (HA) solution, which leads to a sprawl that further complicates an already complicated process and slows digital transformation.