Redundant IT is a shortened term meaning redundant information technology. It refers to a duplication of equipment, software, hardware, and even files or discs that therefore earn the term redundant. Much like one would find a sentence to be redundant, the IT is found to be redundant because it is there as a duplicate of other IT, which is currently in use.
However, there are uses for redundant IT that make it beneficial to companies world-wide. First of all, there is the fact that these duplicates aren’t unneeded at all, and although aren’t in use as the primary IT components, the technology serves a purpose in the event that the primary cannot be accessed, is damaged, or is not able to be found.
There are several situations when redundant IT comes in handy, and mostly for companies that have a great deal invested in the performance and availability of their networks, servers, and other IT equipment and data. There are needs for networks to be in operation and servers to be going in order to facilitate world-wide expansion or even local expansion across the web.
IT is never 100% secure. There are times when accidents can occur or files can be lost. There are also times when software or hardware is tampered with or infected by rogue viruses and malware, at which point it is beneficial to have the use of redundant IT to back you up. This is pretty much like backing up your entire network, your servers, even your PC’s and other things that make up your internet use and operations online. Without this redundant information technology, you could find yourself in quite a pickle if an accident were to occur or an issue were to erupt in which your primary equipment and files were no longer accessible or usable.
Redundant in information can refer to various other things as well, including the additional binary bits that are transferred with data to ensure successful and secure transfer. It also refers to the quality of the IT system in place, but more so the duplication of IT equipment and components, as well as files that ensure there are never issues that prevent the IT department of a business from operation as smoothly and securely as possible. While there are always hiccups, redundant IT is a good asset for preventing complete loss, and is a good use of older equipment as a backup.