Failover vs Disaster Recovery: What Should Your Business Have in 2021?
is often confusion between failover vs disaster recovery. Both are
ensuring high availabilityof your services. But in the event of system failure,
the two concepts serve very different purposes.
discussing failover vs. disaster recovery, it’s important to
address the concept ofdowntime. Downtime is the duration of time a particular system
or network is unavailable. Large downtimes canseverelyimpact revenue and customer
satisfaction. Especially if your company provides services that
need high availability.
that in mind, we explore the differences between failover and
disaster recovery. Further, we review how both tools can help your
business reduce downtime in the event of a system
short, failover is your backup connection.It involves
having systems and networks that you caneasilyswitch to if the main system or server fails or
isunexpectedlyterminated. The standby machine(s) can be in the same location as
the primary system. Or, they may be off-site, depending on your
company's data center design.
Failover ensures your services keep running if there
are hardware or infrastructural failures. Effective failover
solutions can prevent your business from losing revenue. They can
also help to cut service disruptions for end
What Is Automatic Failover?
Automatic failover consists ofautomaticallymoving data
or applications to the standby server if the primary system
alternative is a passive system where the process happensmanually. Most failover processes operateautomaticallyto reduce downtime.
What's the Difference Between Failover and Disaster
Like failover, disaster recovery
is a critical component of ensuring high availability and business
Failover is more relevant for every day
small-scale machine or network failures. A failover system can be
in the same location as the previously active system.
Disaster recovery addresses large scale
infrastructural damage. Back up systems for disaster recovery often
have to be set up in a different geographic location from the
What Does My Business Need?
your uptime and ensure your business stays protected we recommend
that all businesses put in place both a disaster recovery plan and
a failover system.
first step, failovers are a good place to start. Failover will
ensure continuity in the event system or machine outages. Failover
solutions also tend to be more flexible, so you can moreeasilyadapt one to fit your company’s needs.
are 100s of products to choose from when setting up your failover
architecture. Novotech offers many
routers and gatewaysto help you get started. Let's work together to build a
seamless, cost-effective failover solution for your