Microsoft Windows Server applications are at the very core of business operations in a wide range of industries, powering everything from messaging and collaboration to manufacturing, customer operations, financial transactions, and healthcare records.
In many cases, these applications are essential to the functioning of the business or organization they support. Any application downtime or data loss can be extremely costly to the business – and potentially hazardous for customers, employees or stakeholders. From the critical email server to the essential manufacturing monitoring system, Windows applications serve a variety of mission-critical functions that can tolerate little or no downtime.
Unfortunately, many businesses struggle to guarantee application and data
availability for Windows applications. They may protect the application from one type of outage (like a disk failure) while ignoring other risks. Or they can end up deploying multiple point solutions to handle different aspects of availability, increasing overall cost and complexity.
This white paper discusses five steps for protecting Windows Server applications
from downtime, offering established best practices to reduce potential single points of failure and ensure rapid recovery or continued operations in the event of failure.