“The Cloud Never Goes Down”
We are a hosting company that started from a failover point of view. This is a weak point of all host providers. Failover solutions like ours is not costly and can be implemented for small and mid-sized customers. Hosting companies don’t have resources for better failure protection and don’t usually want to improve their services. They buy stronger and stronger hardware but that doesn’t solve harder issues like the availability of web sites on the internet.
We, at the NoDowntime.Domains, see large misunderstandings concerning cloud web hosting solutions and their failover characteristics. Promotional messages, by web hosting companies, create a wrong image and understanding of cloud services. They claim cloud hosting is entirely redundant and resilient to outages.
No doubt, there are a lot of benefits with cloud hosting, but it’s very important to understand the supporting infrastructure. Nothing in IT is ever perfect. This includes the cloud. Parts of the cloud web hosting can simply go down and then, just like any other web hosting, cause failures. Any other issue can indirectly create major failures at the end too. For example: the hardware might fail, the data center network can have issues or a provider of a fiber optic internet access between continents might fail (parts of the world don’t see your pages through that route), etc. These are just the simplest reasons why cloud web hosting can go down.
NoDowntime.Domains builds and offers an additional layer of protection; which can go over any regular web hosting or cloud based hosting through reverse proxy technology. We can go a step further inside the failover cloud network environment solutions. Our own custom built multi-cloud architecture is built with the purpose of solving the inadequacies of the standard and known failover server solutions. We are using advanced options to solve Single-Point-of-Failure places inside our reverse proxy which retrieves resources on behalf of the client from one or more servers. Using these custom integrating ideas and the latest available technology makes it possible to get over downtime moments of both regular web hosting or cloud based hosting.
Still think your cloud won’t go down?
You can read a detailed article about it here: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/09/16/your-amazon-cloud-just-went-down-now-what/