How to overcome unexpected downtime [Video]

Unexpected downtime is a business’s worst nightmare. It costs a lot to recover and can damage an organization’s reputation. Thankfully, there are a few easy steps to help you overcome unexpected downtime.

First, you’ll want to run proactive maintenance for your critical systems. Up to 70 percent of data center asset value is in its power systems, and if these fail, other hardware will as well. In fact, Microsoft Azure servers shut down as a result of a cooling system outage caused by a failed power supply unit.

You’ll also want to create a recovery strategy and regularly test it to ensure your emergency solutions are working appropriately. Implementing an uninterruptible power supply will help gracefully shut down systems and minimize downtime.