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  1. Mark Smithers (@marksmithers)
    February 3, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    At my previous institution we ran the LMS in the cloud (not D2L). A very large institution we used the LMS vendor’s managed hosting services. We paid extra for DR to have the entire system mirrored in a data centre on the other side of the planet to enable us to recover within half a day and continue to work. It was an expensive option and the LMS vendor told us that we were one of only 10 universities worldwide to take up the option (out of 1000s).

    Incidentally you are thinking of availability rather than back up in your last sentence. Normally several servers are available (I think we used to have six) but if the Data Center goes down then all six go down. Having said that, this doesn’t seem to be the case here according to the quote that you give D2L. It seems more like poor testing of the infrastructure prior to deployment.

    • Tony Bates
      February 4, 2013 - 3:29 pm

      Hi, Mark, many thanks for your comment – a helpful explanation.


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