Learn to ride on the magical elastic compute cloud today

by | May 10, 2016 | Business Continuity

Do you know about the elastic compute cloud?

Hey small business owner, would you like to run your very own dedicated physical servers? Go on; I dare you! What do you know about the elastic compute cloud?

No, wait! Don’t do that, just kidding! These days, the complexities of hosting applications and websites are so demanding that even sophisticated enterprises are careful to have expert advice and cloud-based hosted systems. Cloud-based hosting services add features upon features, and they don’t just do it to follow fashion; they deliver dramatic capabilities that add significant operational capabilities.

Clouds Within Clouds For Flexibility

Elastic compute cloud solutions, as offered by Amazon and now Oracle, give you some of the most innovative technology in cloud hosting solutions. If everything else were equal, your dedicated physical server would always be more limited and less flexible than a cloud-based virtual hosting solution.

The elastic description applies because virtual servers are the same as a dedicated physical server, virtually. They free up resources by only assigning the physical computational assets required for processing. It’s less expensive way to have server capacity on hand when you need it and the flexibility to make it go away when you do not. Cloud-based hosting and cloud-to-cloud backups share the power of the collective, they gain redundancy from the ability to heal when they lose one or two physical servers.

Black swans have become a popular analogy for unexpected events that have severe consequences. Everyone knows that swans are white, right? Well, it turns out that on very rare occasions, swans are black, and it’s a big surprise when it happens! These enigmatic birds represent events that are so rare that they are never adequately accounted for, and they’re devastating when they hit.

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If your business model demands continuous service and data assurance, what do you do if the elastic compute cloud vanishes for days at a time? The answer is the data backup support of a hybrid cloud platform that gives you the best of all worlds. Even with the most innovative cloud-based hosting service, you still need to prevent your business being devastated by a black swan event. Datto’s Inverse Chain Technology and asynchronous mirroring combined with on and off site backups ensure that you will always have time to admire unexpected exotic waterfowl.

Contact us today to learn more about keeping your business safe from the black swan.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.