If you don’t have a consistent backup plan in place, you might want to think again.
Why? Here’s the plain truth:
- Stuff breaks
- People really are out to get you
- Mother Nature can overwhelm even the prepared
Look, equipment failure happens. At scale, it’s not a question of if something breaks, it’s a question of when something breaks. Cloud storage provider Backblaze regularly publishes drive failure rates for their infrastructure. One model had a 35% failure rate. You will experience drive failure at some point. It simply will happen.
Ransomware is a real threat as well. They are out to get you, and me, and all of us, and they don’t care. How much don’t they care? An article published by CNBC this spring suggested that despite hitting 200,000 machines, a recent ransomware attack brought the attackers a relatively small amount of money. This is in contrast to the millions of dollars in costs the attack ran up for victims.
Additionally, as this year’s hurricane season rolls on, it is clear that Mother Nature can overwhelm even the most prepared. In fact, in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, Manhattan data centers were down for days despite backup generators and a full emergency plan.
All of this is why Nagios has you covered. How? When you buy a license, we grant you not only your productions instance, but also a testing instance (you do test, right?) and a backup fail-over instance.
By ensuring you have a backup fail-over instance for all of your monitoring needs, Nagios helps you work smarter and not harder to keep your infrastructure up and running smoothly no matter what life throws your way.