Global Reliability for Sites Too Big to Fail

Imagine that you run a tech startup that offers a clever, cloud-based software service. You’ve worked hard to build and promote it, and one day a small miracle happens—your product is featured on Mashable. Before you know it, you’re getting tens of thousands of hits an hour, and your homegrown server crashes under the load . Your service goes dark while you scramble to bring it back up. Suddenly what should have been your best day ever has just become your worst nightmare.

In this scenario, having a high availability solution could spare you the major headache. In this ebook, we’ll explore some of the reasons to plan for high availability and outline a number of best practices to follow when engineering your hosting solution.