As we learned in the Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Criticality of Workloads in the Cloud, understanding Cloud’s criticality is, well, critical. In this blog, I’ll walk through what makes up criticality in the Cloud and why it is essential for your business.
Workloads refer to an application or service deployed on the Cloud which consumed resources such as computing power. Criticality refers to the availability and recovery promised and executed by a cloud service provider.
To put it simply, the more “nines,” the less downtime when it comes to availability. Pretty simple equation, right? Well, different types of systems require different types of availability. For example, email or invoice generation systems require around 99.95% availability, while a CRM thrives on 99.99% availability. Even the difference of 0.05% makes a massive difference too. Cloud workloads with a 99.95% availability can have a downtime of 4.38 hours per year, while 99.99% availability is just 52.56 minutes.
There are three things to consider with security in relation to criticality. Those three are confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
When it comes to balancing these three, you should leverage a partner to ensure you’re getting the most from your cloud provider. CCG helps organizations become more insights-driven, solve complex challenges, and accelerate growth through the Cloud, data, and analytics solutions.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have data experts across the organization to ensure optimal performance and uptime, with up to 4 9’s guarantees and delivered. Learn more about ways to optimize your cloud instance by visiting CCG’s Managed Cloud Services page.
Written by CCG, an organization in Tampa, Florida, that helps companies become more insights-driven, solve complex challenges and accelerate growth through industry-specific data and analytics solutions.
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