Business Continuity Solutions Powered by High Availability Hosting
The capacity for downtime due to hardware failure makes high availability hosting solutions an attractive standard feature of FireHost secure cloud servers. Every customer receives this hardware failure protection as standard.
Sophisticated monitoring systems check for hardware faults in the secure infrastructure and automatically recover your secure cloud server virtual instance to properly functioning physical hardware. Your secure cloud server and all services are resumed on the healthy hardware while the faulty hardware is repaired or replaced.
High-availability hosting, a basic and easily obtained, but often overlooked provision of business continuity, will set your business on the path to easy recovery from unforeseen hardware failures.
High Availability for Business Continuity Features:
- Every secure cloud server has hardware failover protection (high availability) enabled, standard
- Out-of-the-box support for all major operating systems, applications and databases
- Enables non-disruptive migration of critical services from faulty hardware to healthy hardware based on predictive alerts
- Support engineers oversee the proactive monitoring system, looking for hardware service disruptions 24/7, 365
- Automatic recovery from unforeseen hardware failures for every secure cloud server
In some instances, HA hosting may not sufficiently accomplish all your disaster prevention and redundancy goals. For example, some businesses need fault tolerant or geographical site protection from disasters. In these cases customer can leverage FireHost DNS active failover across geographically dispersed sites to ensure consistent business continuity of critical services and applications. Once HA has recovered impacted servers onto healthy hardware the DNS for critical services can be redirected.
Public facing web applications may require different resources and maintenance schedules than web apps hosted for internal use only.
If your potential financial loss due to missed sales or SLA credit is less than the risk of a few minutes downtime, the responsive/reactive nature of High-Availability with failover provides adequate protection.
FireHost and Your High Availability Capabilities
High availability is a fully managed service. This means FireHost obtains, installs, licenses, and fully manages all aspects of the service for your business. This will include creating custom policies, patching, upgrading, and otherwise maintaining its operation. FireHost will provide proactive support and of course respond to any direct requests for assistance submitted through the phone, chat or customer portal.