Eliminating AWS Downtime

According to IDC , the average cost of an infrastructure failure is $100,000 — each and every hour. Moreover, the firm found that the average total cost to a Fortune 1000 company of unplanned application downtime per year is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion with the average cost of a critical application failure at $500,000 to $1 million per hour.

With figures like this, it’s understandable why eliminating downtime is a significant driver of DevOps process improvement and new infrastructure adoption. In addition to its financial and customer satisfaction effects, downtime can have serious implications for businesses like healthcare or

emergency communications services where uptime is truly a matter of life or death. For firms like these, DevOps automation can play a significant role in building in redundancies, failover and disaster recovery plans to ensure that no matter what happens the service is available to customers. At Flux7, we help eliminate downtime through our patent-pending Enterprise DevOps Framework which features:

Inspectors

Reduced AWS downtime is achieved in part through inspectors which automate security auditing, monitor, and log infrastructure and applications. Thus, ensuring that infrastructure and services are configured correctly and consistently operating as expected.

Security by Design

Flux7 build infrastructure and services with a security by design approach in which it proactively builds in security measures such Web Application Firewalls, key management, patching, matrixed IAM roles, and more to help ensure an outside attack won’t affect your system’s availability.

In addition, Flux7 helps organizations create a failover environment through the use of multiple Availability Zones. In this way, should something happen to the primary zone, the secondary zone will continue to deliver services to customers, helping customers meet and exceed RPO and RTO requirements.

Automated Infrastructure

Using automation technologies such as AWS CodeDeploy, Jenkins, Kubernetes and more Flux7 automates new code deployments, configuration, infrastructure and security pipelines. In this way, Flux7 helps customers avoid downtime during application deployment and in subsequent service updates, eliminating human error that could lead to downtime. Flux7’s automated pipelines result in fewer errors that could otherwise be introduced by manual processes, resulting in greater stability, dependability and availability. Automated deployments also provide consistency that makes it easier to deploy new environments globally, quickly reaching new markets.

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Resources

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