A lesson from network outages: Redundancy matters

Don’t rely on a single provider, because that becomes a single point of failure. Distribute dependencies across ISPs, DNS providers, and hosting companies.

Online outages are serious. Vendors lose money for every minute their users can’t reach their web services, and business productivity tanks when employees can’t access the web applications they rely on to get their jobs done. People can be convinced to forgive the occasional blip, but full-blown outages reinforce the impression that nothing truly critical should be entrusted to the internet. See full story at http://www.infoworld.com/article/3153357/security/a-lesson-from-network-outages-redundancy-matters.html

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