Why Resiliency in Cloud Computing Matters for Chip Design

Synopsys Editorial Staff

Dec 25, 2022 / 3 min read

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Resiliency in cloud computing is your organization’s ability to handle failure while remaining functional. The goal is not to avoid failure but to accept it as inevitable and construct your cloud services to respond to it. You must return to a fully functioning state as soon as possible because resiliency is vital for business continuity. Here we’ll break down some advice on implementing more resilient cloud systems.

Importance of Cloud Resiliency for Business Continuity

Cloud resilience is part of business continuity since it ensures the lights stay on and the business keeps flowing no matter what.

Having a resilient cloud strategy requires alignment with business objectives and a deep understanding of its unique risks. You need to plan not just for known vulnerabilities but also for unknown threats.

The resilience of the cloud is dynamic. Your technology teams should perform full and partial failovers on the networking, storage, and underlying systems to simulate what would happen during an actual disruption. Various scenarios, likely and unlikely to affect your business, should be tested, such as power outages, hardware failures, ransomware, flooding, and regional outages.

Which measures do you take to ensure data remains secure and your systems remain resilient in each situation? It takes dedication, planning, intense documentation, and awareness of all possible failure scenarios.

Advice on Implementing Resiliency in Cloud Computing

You need to take specific measures when building resilience in a cloud environment. First, a comprehensive strategy is recommended, which accounts for provisioning and managing a cloud environment and drives innovation through cloud technologies.


Downtime Assessment

Determine the impact of downtime on your organization’s various workloads. Next, consider what impact downtime has on business continuity. Whenever applications that interact with customers go down, this directly impacts the bottom line and damages your brand’s reputation. As a result, organizations must work to ensure that these applications are always available.

Furthermore, legacy infrastructure often has issues like single points of failure. To minimize downtime, you should account for these issues. It is also crucial to ensure that all legacy systems are patched with the most recent updates.



An excellent way to mitigate the adverse effects of downtime is to anticipate them in advance and plan for them. Put in place a disaster recovery plan to ensure business continuity. 

You can take a proactive approach to security by conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Rather than reacting to an attack after it occurs, these strategies help prevent security breaches from happening in the first place.

The configuration, storage, and other operational resilience parameters must be managed closely with the cloud provider to ensure maximum uptime. In addition, a robust identity access management policy is needed in addition to applying the right patches and service packs.


Cloud Provider Selection

Each provider has its strengths and weaknesses regarding resiliency in cloud computing. The provider should be aligned closely with your organization’s workload and applications. If necessary, you can also choose a hybrid cloud solution that can handle disparate workloads. A good implementation partner will help you make the right cloud vendor choice and ensure consistent, expedited support based on deep industry connections.

For business continuity, it is essential to have the proper IT infrastructure that ensures everything runs smoothly and helps the business bounce back quickly. Building greater business resilience requires identifying, anticipating, and addressing the causes of downtime.

Cloud Resiliency for Chip Design

Designing and building chips is the ultimate infrastructure goal for chip makers. Cloud infrastructure is resilient, elastic, secure, and mature enough to handle even the most sensitive electronic design automation (EDA) workloads.

Resilience in cloud computing is essential for EDA workloads. To ensure minimal disruption during failures, a hybrid cloud infrastructure might be the best choice. With a hybrid cloud infrastructure, you can maintain continuity and flexibility in the event of platform failures.

Resiliency allows you to eliminate single points of failure. It can be implemented either in standby mode, where functionality remains available during a power outage or in active mode, where you distribute requests among multiple redundant cloud resources.

Synopsys, EDA, and the Cloud

Synopsys is the industry’s largest provider of electronic design automation (EDA) technology used in the design and verification of semiconductor devices, or chips. With Synopsys Cloud, we’re taking EDA to new heights, combining the availability of advanced compute and storage infrastructure with unlimited access to EDA software licenses on-demand so you can focus on what you do best – designing chips, faster. Delivering cloud-native EDA tools and pre-optimized hardware platforms, an extremely flexible business model, and a modern customer experience, Synopsys has reimagined the future of chip design on the cloud, without disrupting proven workflows.


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