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Five Steps to Ensure Your Data Center Network Design Supports IT Service Continuity

Published: 02 April 2015

ID: G00274538

Analyst(s): Bob Gill , John Morency , Tim Zimmerman

Summary

Greater application availability, reduced recovery times and better operational consistency at a secondary recovery site are requirements driving the evolution of IT service continuity. We identify five steps to ensure your data center network supports them in a scalable, sustainable manner.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Step 1. Define Availability and Recovery Service-Level Targets
  • Step 2. Implement Appropriate Network Connectivity
  • Step 3. Evaluate the Use of Communications Hubs
  • Step 4. Evaluate the Benefits of WAN Optimization Technology
  • Step 5. Evaluate the Use of "DNS as a Service" and Content Delivery Networks to Ensure Content and Application Availability
    • Using External DNS Service Providers, or "DNS as a Service"
  • Bottom Line

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