System and network outages are a huge problem when it limits or prevents your access to data. Traditional systems have limits and the 24/7 world we live in requires innovative approaches to capitalize on the digital revolution.  DATAVERSITY brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “The Evolution of Smart Availability.

What’s needed is a new approach to dynamically transfer workloads in IT environments based on optimizing the particular job at hand. Achieving this objective requires an innate flexibility, lack of downtime, and cost-effective methodology. In essence, what’s required is smart technology or availability, which builds upon some of the basic principles of high availability to provide the previously mentioned advantages—and more.

High availability is the continuous operation of applications and system components. Traditionally this goal was achieved in a variety of different ways attended by an assortment of drawbacks. Smart availability is the future of high availability. It is ideal for digital transformation because it enables workloads to always run on the best execution environment. It couples this advantage with the continuous operations of high availability, but takes the central idea of high availability, to dedicate resources between systems to prevent downtime, and extends it to moving them for maximizing competitive advantage.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.