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Achieving Zero Downtime for Apps in a SQL Server Environment White Paper

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Achieving Zero Downtime for Apps in a SQL Server Environment White Paper
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Whether unplanned or planned, downtime disrupts business continuity. The cost of downtime comes in many forms, including:

  • Poor user experience
  • Decreased productivity
  • Wasted time and IT resources
  • Lost revenue

With an increasing number of servers requiring ever longer maintenance windows, planned updates, such as patching software, can take hours. For software-as-aservice (SaaS) providers and businesses delivering online services, unplanned downtime brings even higher costs through broken service level agreements (SLAs) and lost revenue. In some cases, payments for SLA violations caused by system downtime can skyrocket to millions of dollars.

For ecommerce companies, system downtime results not only in lost revenue but also in lost consumer confidence. Downtime often occurs at business peaks, coming just when companies anticipate the highest revenue – such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday – when heavier loads strain systems. At these times, every second of downtime means lost orders, as customers quickly abandon down or slow sites to shop elsewhere.

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ScaleArc

ScaleArc enables consumer-grade apps for today’s digital business – apps that are never down, always fast, and scale anywhere. ScaleArc’s database load balancing software helps organizations of all sizes eliminate application downtime from database outages or maintenance, improve application performance, and scale database capacity – all without writing a single line of code. ScaleArc augments SQL Server, deploying transparently between applications or websites and SQL Server databases. The more sophisticated the SQL Server deployment, the more value you can unlock from the ScaleArc software. Our software works with AlwaysOn to make database failovers transparent to the application. You can also mark servers offline and ScaleArc software will route around them, enabling zero downtime patching. Our connection management and caching improves application performance, and we simplify cloud adoption by managing query load to distributed database servers.

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