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Authy’s Fault-Tolerant Infrastructure

Mileometer-780x350Last week, Lean Stack did a published a great interview where we talked in-depth how we built our infrastructure. Our primary goal when designing our infrastructure was uptime. Other big considerations were security and speed.

Five Nines

Uptime is usually expressed as a percentage of availability of your application per year. Our uptime goal was 99.999% availability each year. This roughly means we could have a max downtime of 31.5 seconds for the full year. Obviously, accomplishing this meant we had to automate failover completely. That’s exactly what we did and so far we’ve been able to meet this uptime.

You can read more about it here.

About the author Simon Thorpe

Simon works in the product group at Authy and has over 15 years of experience in the security and identity management space. Working at companies like Oracle, Microsoft and Okta, he has spent a lot of time understanding and architecting solutions to secure all sorts of information. At Authy he works closely with the whole team to deliver a world class solution for developers to build security into their applications.

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