Monday, February 2, 2009

Failure stories

Crash: Data Center Horror Stories – this article describes a data center failure due to bad power cabling (but quite a hidden one). The most important lessons learned are: to not use a single point of failure and use specialized (data center specific) and highly reliable equipment.

Data Center Failure As A Learning Experience - this article emphasizes the role of planning and design in data center construction to “fail small”, since “fail never” may not be achievable. The article also notices that most failures are concentrated in shortly after being put in service and when approaching the end of life.

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