Three Critical Steps to Engineering Highly Available Applications in the Cloud

Learn how fault-tolerant applications deliver more uptime and improve customer satisfaction.

Cloud platforms have made it possible to free applications from the traditional confines of the data center. Application architects no longer need to worry about physical data center capacity, the constraints of the network, the speed of infrastructure deployment, the ability to scale as needed, or restricting an application to a specific set of hardware. With Public Cloud Infrastructure, compute, network, and storage resources are abstracted, virtualized, programmable, and available on-demand. This new reality also delivers a host of benefits ranging from increased flexibility to decreased costs while enabling businesses to create dynamic, enterprise-grade, globally distributed applications and architectures. 

Surveys suggest that most companies are moving application workloads to the cloud to gain a competitive edge. The trend to the cloud is clear: Forrester Research, for example, predicts the global cloud computing market will jump from $40.7 billion in 2012 to more than $241 billion 2020. Migrating applications to the cloud also provides an opportunity for developers to build flexible, scalable apps that can grow without constraints. Architecting apps the right way from the start ensures fault tolerance and the highest levels of availability while capitalizing on the benefits of true cloud computing. 

This white paper breaks out the three critical steps needed to ensure your application is engineered for high availability (HA) in the cloud. 

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