Disaster Recovery

Designing for Database High Availability and Replication in AWS


Migrating applications to the cloud is challenging, with many aspects that need to be considered. One of those is designing for a High Availability (HA)/Disaster Recovery (DR) solution that meets an application’s Recovery Time Objective (RTO)/Recovery Point Objective (RPO) requirements. There are multiple ways to approach the design, but the cost for DR varies depending […]

Enterprises Can Compete with Startups on Cloud and Innovation


We discuss the AWS outage and how it should not come as such a surprise because cloud provider outages should be expected from time to time. For a lot of companies, the outage was a wake up call not to move away from cloud, but that they need to make the right architectural decisions about the cloud […]

Cloud Management Will Save You


It’s 3 a.m. and your e-commerce site is down. You don’t know about it until you awake at 6 a.m.—OK, 7 a.m. It turns out to be an issue in your cloud service, and you spend a few hours to fix the remote servers. As with power-cycling the Wi-Fi router at home, things return to […]

Don’t Kick the Cloud – Design for Failure!


By now I am sure you have seen dozens of articles, thousands of tweets, and continued commentary on the S3 outage that AWS suffered on February 28th. It led to the disruption of thousands of highly trafficked web sites, while sites such as Netflix stayed up due to their design practices, and their use of […]