Eliminating single points of failure is a design approach
When mission-critical power systems absolutely must not fail, they must be designed for redundancy. This means eliminating single points of failure; in other words, any components in the system that would cause the entire system to stop operating if they failed. Examples of such components include breakers, controllers, transformers, and communication lines.
In the data centre business, 48% of all critical failures were caused by equipment failure or inadequate system design. By providing redundancy for critical components, both of these risks can be eliminated. From starter systems to network topologies, this whitepaper provides practical suggestions for ensuring uninterrupted uptime when you really need it – in data centres and elsewhere.