Hardware failure – At 55 percent, system hardware failure is the number one cause of downtime affecting small to mid-sized businesses. One would think that with all the redundancy available in systems today – dual power supplies, dual NICs, SANS – hardware failure wouldn’t account for over half of system downtime.
Human error – People still makes mistakes. We’re human! In fact, we seem to account for about 22 percent of system downtime.
Software failures – Coming in 3rd at 18 percent, software failures take the cake. Just think of the number of patches that are routinely sent out. Unpatched software or poorly tested patches can lead to application corruption that can bring systems down and grind business to a complete halt.
So how do you protect your business from hardware and software failure, human error and even natural disasters? A backup and disaster recovery plan is the answer.