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Hardware Redundancy

What is Hardware Redundancy?

The term hardware redundancy is a method used in cases where critical hardware components fail. Then another sub-system is available to carry over. Mitigating hardware failures by providing physical hardware side-by-side. Two of everything is the takeaway. If one fails they continue to function because another piece of physical hardware is takes over the load. We use hardware redundancy to reduce manual intervention. In other words the person does not have to physically repair the failure at that moment because we have redundant hardware.

Why does Hardware Redundancy matter in a small business?

It’s important for small businesses to recognize hardware redundancy with pros and cons. Often small businesses and medium-sized businesses need advise on hardware redundancy. Carefully gauge your go-to applications and data that you must have to operate your business.. Will your business benefit from this future long-term investment? What will happen in an event of a disaster or security breach?

There is a certain extent hardware redundancy. We can compare it to natural disasters can happen. Investing in redundant hardware can eliminate the single point of failure. We can even invest in multiple servers in collocated in different regions to minimize failure.

Some examples include: network failures, power supply failures, and storage system failures.

Information Technology Glossary

3G/4G/5GHardware RedundancyPersonal Cloud
Agile DevelopmentHybrid CloudPrivate Cloud
Big DataIaaSPublic Cloud
BYODInternet of Things (IoT)Redundancy
Cloud StorageISP RedundancySaaS
CybersecurityMobile AppsVirtualization
Geographic RedundancyPaaSWeb Apps

Office 365 Advisors Glossary

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BlacklistsFederationOffice Pro Plus
Cloud ComputingForefrontSaaS
Dial-In ConferencingIntranetService Health
DNSLync OnlineSharePoint Online
Exchange OnlineMigrationSLA
ExtranetOffice 365 PortalWhitelists