The Upside of Network Downtime

Data centers are becoming more efficient. Companies are utilizing hardware, virtualization and cloud services to increase their data storage capacity while reducing their data centers’ footprints. Using these modern methods and storage architectures should mitigate the risk of downtime, yet a recent study by the Uptime Institute shows that 31 percent of IT management, critical facilities management and senior executives surveyed experienced “an IT downtime incident or severe service degradation in the past year.” Sometimes incidents are not preventable, no matter how hard you try; however, what’s interesting is that those surveyed who reported failures, 80 percent stated that …

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