Most of us are geared to believe that redundancy is almost always a bad thing. When it comes to your data center, redundancy is most definitely a must have! Here are some reasons why data center redundancy matters so much in today’s technology.
How Does Redundancy Work With Your Data Center
Redundancy is a way to ensure that your data remains viable. Data center redundancy ensures that data is not only predictable but more importantly, reliable every day. Redundancy in IT is a system design in which a component is duplicated so if it fails there will be a backup. In a data center, there may be redundant components, such as servers, or network system components, such as hard disk drives, operating systems and telecommunication links, that are installed to back up primary resources in case they fail. Imagine a disastrous storm takes down your data center and your back-up generator does not work. What then? Redundancy gives you reassurance that your business can continue to properly operate even if a portion of your data is corrupted or damaged.
Why Redundancy So Necessary
When one portion fails and another portion goes down, your company can be down for an extensive amount of time. You don’t just need a back-up plan, you need a back-up to the back-up plan. Make sure that your equipment is redundant and not just located at one data center, so that if one is compromised for any reason, there are still back-ups in place. It is incumbent on your businesses IT professional to ensure that your IT platform can continue to operate through failures.