RESEARCH BRIEF: High Availability For Private Clouds

When moving from traditional IT to private cloud, there is generally a tradeoff between elasticity and availability, so only applications that do not demand the highest levels of availability can move to the cloud. Coding high availability (HA) into cloud applications generally has been complex and laborious; ongoing maintenance creates both a cost and liability for the developer. With their always-on enterprise knowhow, Stratus is now bringing the high availability of their enterprise IT solutions to the world of private clouds. Stratus is developing a suite of software solutions that enable rapid deployment of always-on workloads within OpenStack clouds. With a beta program underway, they are already seeing success and are now expanding their initial offering based on program learnings.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Elasticity Is Not Availability
  • The Stratus High Availability Cloud Program
  • Market Impact
  • Conclusion

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Companies Cited

  • Amazon
  • BASF
  • Canonical
  • Dolby
  • Microsoft
  • Netflix
  • Novell
  • Stratus
  • Terremark
  • Verizon
  • VMware