Even minor drops in availability with retail applications can cause a substantial amount of loss of revenue and loss of business in the retail industry, so ensuring high availability and disaster recovery for retail applications is essential.

In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Ian Allton, Solutions Architect at SIOS Technology, to discuss the key challenges for high availability in the retail industry and how SIOS Technology’s solutions are helping the retail industry with high availability and disaster recovery.

Key highlights from this video interview are:

  • Any loss of application in the retail industry is going to cause substantial costs and potentially loss of business. Since retail tends to be a fiercely competitive market, space resources can be difficult to obtain. Allton discusses the unique challenges of the retail industry and why high availability is so critical.
  • SIOS Technology provides solutions for Windows and Linux environments in physical, virtual, or cloud environments. Allton explains how their SIOS application recovery kit out-of-the-box solutions protect major applications.
  • Allton goes into detail about how downtime of critical systems in the retail industry means no revenue is being generated and why this industry makes it a good candidate for high availability software. He discusses the benefits of the SIOS solution such as it being easy to install, setup, and operate.
  • Many in the retail industry are moving to cloud providers, but they do not always realize that although cloud providers offer an excellent redundancy at the hardware level, they do not always offer a high availability solution at the application level and many believe that high availability software is too complex and difficult to manage. Allton discusses these misconceptions and how SIOS solutions are helping simplify high availability.
  • Retail companies should consider high availability and disaster recovery to avoid loss of revenue and business if their applications fail. Allton shares the three key capabilities to look for in an HA/DR solution: business continuity, operational flexibility, and automation.
  • Allton goes into detail about three of their retail customers and their unique HA needs and how SIOS Technology’s solutions are helping them.

Connect with Ian Allton (LinkedIn)
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The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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