How to Manage App Uptime Like a Boss
Find out how you can more easily manage your app’s uptime.
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Keeping your apps up and running with a good uptime rate can be a tedious task of monitoring servers, logs, databases, and more. If an incident does occur, you have to go through piece by piece to find out where the problem is – and then work on fixing it. All of this can take precious time away from you and your staff, and increases the amount of time your app is unavailable to users while you find and fix the issue. For example, billions are being spent on election campaigns this year. If something goes down in one of these campaigns, the results can be catastrophic — the results could mean the difference between sitting in the white house and watching from home.
$4.4 billion is expected to be spent on election campaigns this year. That means managing uptime is a matter of watching from the white house or watching from home.
Average cost of downtime. Source: Disaster Recovery Journal.
Save Time With PaaS
A Platform as a Service (PaaS) can help you organize and streamline your app management, making it far easier for you and your staff to meet uptime requirements and demands. A good example of this is the Morpheus service, which makes locating and reporting on issues quick and simple.
The user-friendly Morpheus interface. Source: Morpheus
For example, with Morpheus, you can provision apps and databases in real-time to public, private, and hybrid clouds and spin up databases, apps, environments and more with a few simple clicks. You can use the monitoring service to keep track of overall app uptime and response time, while also tracking the vital statistics for each individual piece of your app. Keep track of your database server, app server, and any other piece of your app 24/7.
With all of this information at your fingertips, you may be able to prevent a number of incidents just by checking into any apps that are responding slower than usual. Being able to fix an issue before there is any outage can certainly ease the burden on you and your staff that downtime brings. Morpheus also provides automatic logging and backups of your systems. Look through easy to use reports on your systems to find out where issues occurred. For backups, you can determine the backup time and frequency to ensure you get the backups you need when you need them. Instead of worrying about whether you have a recent backup, let Morpheus ensure you have one when it is needed most! Downtime is minimized, and you get to keep your piece of mind knowing you can restore from a backup right away. In addition to all of this, Morpheus takes care of infrastructure, setup, scaling and more, and sends you alerts when your attention is needed, thus giving you more freedom to take care of other business. With all of these features, why not give
Keep track of your database server, app server, and any other piece of your app 24/7. With all of this information at your fingertips, you may be able to prevent a number of incidents just by checking into any apps that are responding slower than usual. Being able to fix an issue before there is any outage can certainly ease the burden on you and your staff that downtime brings.
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