Organizations use various applications to facilitate different business functions in finance, sales, and other departments. These applications rely on systems such as servers to function. Depending on the functions they perform, an application can be mission-critical or business-critical.
An application, system, or workload is said to be mission-critical when its continuous availability is crucial to business operations. Its failure will likely lead to financial loss. It is said to be business-critical when it is important to business operations but in case of its failure, the business can still operate at a basic level.
If you run critical applications on desktops, physical servers, or on the cloud, this article is for you. We aim to emphasize the importance of identifying high availability applications and deploying the correct technology to set up, manage, and secure them thus preventing the cost of application downtime.
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