Automatic Failover, Because Accidents Happen

Alex Vayl
January 14, 2015

A server has a kernel panic. A datacenter tech trips over your ethernet cable. And the ever-popular: a construction company accidentally cuts through some fiber and takes out your upstream’s connectivity.

In today’s Internet, it is becoming increasingly common — almost a prerequisite — to have some type of failover strategy.

Good news! If you’re an NS1 customer, and are looking to create a secondary site, you have the power to configure automatic failover in just a few minutes with our flexible DNS tools.

Simply follow our step-by-step guide to get things set up. We even integrate with popular third party monitoring services like Pingdom or AWS CloudWatch. Or keep it in the family, and use NS1's powerful built-in monitoring solution. The choice is yours.

“Our WebProtectMe service provides safe browsing to thousands of kids across the world from geographically diverse data centers. NSONE ensures we have low latency and high availability so homework gets done and Star Wars Rebels videos get watched. NSONE connects our customers to the closest data center and ensures if one facility goes down our customers never notice…they just get magically routed to the next closest data center.”

- Jason Williams, COO/CTO, DigiTar

Our job at NS1 is making sure traffic gets to your servers quickly and intelligently, and our modern DNS platform is specifically built to provide all the tools you need to do so. We’ll keep adding new features to help you route traffic across your network in a way that’s easy and makes the most sense for your application.

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