Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Curious about hardware failure rates?

This post on ExtremeTech identifies aggregate failure rates for a crucial piece of high-tech infrastructure, hard drives. Cloud computing data centres would be expected to have continuous hardware refresh/replacement in place to counter the inevitable failure of storage. (link)

Source: ExtemeTech: "Hard drive failure conforms to the bathtub curve — a curve that reliability engineers use that neatly illustrates the three distinct phases of a product’s lifecycle"