Published: 02 October 2008
Analyst(s): Richard Jones
As business operations' dependency on IT infrastructure continues to increase in response to the need for faster and leaner business processes, the need for these systems to be highly and continuously available also increases. Not only do high-availability designs focus on automatically detecting and reacting to failures, but, more importantly, they also focus on mitigating the downtime required for standard maintenance tasks. This Reference Architecture template outlines the approach and architecture to five levels of availability from no-recoverability to continuous availability and disaster recovery.
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