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  • Is high availability a feature of cloud hosting?

    While researching the features of cloud hosting last week, I noticed that Wikipedia makes no mention of high availability.
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    Yes by default
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    Yes through app architecture
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    Michael Follett

  • #2
    It depends,

    Do you mean high availability of the VM (like VMWare fault tolerance), or of the Infrastructure (self healing headunits etc)?
    [Any views expressed on this forum are my own, and may not represent the views of any organisation that I own or am connected with.]

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mfollett View Post
      Is high availability a feature of cloud hosting?
      All too often; no.

      Originally posted by mfollett View Post
      Should high availability be a feature of cloud hosting?
      Yes, in some form.
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      • #4
        I vote yes - otherwise it's just a VPS.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by JamieBeeston View Post
          It depends,

          Do you mean high availability of the VM (like VMWare fault tolerance), or of the Infrastructure (self healing headunits etc)?
          I would say from the end user's point of view it does not matter as downtime has the same effect, I would say overall.
          Michael Follett

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mfollett View Post
            I would say from the end user's point of view it does not matter as downtime has the same effect, I would say overall.
            Well, actually no, as the former prevents downtime, the latter prevents prolonged downtime.


            In theory at least.
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            • #7
              My favourite definition is Gartner's:

              Gartner defines cloud computing as a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service using Internet technologies.
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              • #8
                If it's online, it should all be 'high-availability' or you've picked the wrong provider !
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mfollett View Post
                  While researching the features of cloud hosting last week, I noticed that Wikipedia makes no mention of high availability.
                  I'm not sure if I should be shocked that an undefined term isn't well defined. You could always edit Wikipedia yourself to mention high availability if it makes you feel better.
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                  • #10
                    Yes always or it can be a pain

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                    • #11
                      I wouldn't say it has to be built in high-availability. For example you can get an instance on AWS and it can die with everything on it. AWS is the largest "cloud" in the world, but every instance doesn't have built in HA. However you can add more and more resources, scale up and down, and by using mutiple availability zones and even regions you can introduce HA.

                      I'd say the main idea of "cloud" when it was introduced was the ability for elastic scalable computing power & bandwidth. HA has always been the glamour factor for enterprise cloud hosting.
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                      • #12
                        VM cloudwear should be high availability and usually the price reflects the level of availability you should be receiving. The majority of VM cloud runs on mirrored SAN drives so that the data can be re-written on another drive should any hardware fail - providing extra redundancy and piece of mind
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