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Five Tips to Maximize Uptime

Keeping your systems operational is the key to hitting your performance goals. The fact is that outages and system failures happen, and your organization needs to be ready for when they do. Whether it’s due to a hardware malfunction, natural disaster, targeted cyberattack, or even human error, downtime is something businesses need to be prepared to minimize. The cost of downtime can be staggering for organizations when you consider the loss of revenue, decrease in productivity, and even potential regulatory fines. It’s critical that you mitigate your risk and maximize uptime. Here are a few tips on how to improve business continuity and maximize uptime.

Proactive Maintenance

The best way to minimize downtime is to ensure it never happens. With proactive maintenance, network security and systems are maintained on a regular basis to prevent any minor issues from escalating into huge problems. Routine maintenance supplies patches, ensures all software is up to date, and confirms that rules and configurations are applied correctly, keeping technology functioning at its highest capacity. Proactive maintenance performs corrective actions for software or hardware to maximize uptime and eliminate any conditions that could lead to failure and downtime.

24/7 Monitoring

With 24/7, around-the-clock monitoring, businesses can combat issues at any time of the day. By working with a managed services provider that has a security operations center, you benefit from 24/7 oversight from experts that monitor, detect, alert, and mitigate threats to avoid downtime. Cyberattacks can be a huge threat to uptime, and cybercriminals are crafty in when they target. Your internal team isn’t working on holidays, weekends, or the middle of the night, but a brute-force cyberattack or operational failure can happen at any time of the day. With 24/7 monitoring from a security operations center, threats can be identified quickly to help eliminate revenue loss.


When it comes to your IT infrastructure, redundancy across systems is a good thing, especially when it comes to maximizing uptime. Redundancy helps ensure that your most critical systems remain online even in the event of a cyberattack, natural disaster, or hardware malfunction. Employees can work like it is business as usual, and customers might not even know you’re down.


Virtualization is the concept of utilizing physical hardware to create a virtual infrastructure. When you structure your system using virtual machines, it helps improve efficiencies, processing power, and automated operations. Organizations can use high-availability virtual machines to maximize uptime. As each system operates independently, outages and failures are less likely to influence the other systems.

Backup Systems and Data

To best maximize uptime, you’ll want to invest in a managed backup service. In the event of a system outage, a backup is available to enable you to fully restore your systems and data. Working with a managed services provider for your backups and disaster recovery helps ensure your backups are managed properly so you can achieve business continuity.

Work With TPx to Maximize Uptime

TPx is a full-service managed provider ready to help you with network availability, cybersecurity, cloud communications, proactive maintenance, and more. We work to maximize uptime and ensure systems are always on and available. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help with your business continuity needs.

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