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November Volume 1, Issue 2

Business continuity moves to the cloud as applications become resilient

In some corners of the cloud market, business continuity is evolving from a process of failure and recovery to a set of built-in features for resiliency. This is most often seen within new Web-based applications, as cheap and widespread public cloud resources make highly available infrastructures more feasible. But it is not yet certain that such features will find their way into more of the everyday applications that enterprises use. Logistical barriers to cloud-based resilience include regulatory compliance, cost and required changes to how applications are designed. “At the end of the day, everything fails … [and] you need to build for that failure,” said Jeremy Przygode, co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stratalux Inc., an Amazon Web Services (AWS) reseller. Whether enterprises are willing to bake resiliency into apps “depends upon the application, the complexity and how much people want to pay to make it happen,” Przygode said. The Model: Designing for Failure in the Cloud Web companies that have been able to design ...

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