single point of failure


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.

single point of failure

Using one device or communications line to perform a function. In order to ensure continuous operation, two or more devices or lines are used. Any computer or communications system that contains only one component to do a job creates a single point of failure. If that single component fails, there is no alternate one to take its place. See fault tolerant and RAS.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
This no single point of failure design in the RAID storage architecture uses a pair of RAID 5 systems that are each connected to a server that supports host-based mirroring.
This capability of Level 3 also offers no single point of failure in the entire environment when combined with RAID 5 storage.
The customer-driven, distributed approach of WebDefend is to deploy application security without betting 'the farm' on one single point of failure," says Marc Shinbrood, CEO of Breach Security.
Using a DFS, the single point of failure problem can be solved in many different ways.
CVFS and other hybrid network-attached storage models inherit the file server's single point of failure problem because the metadata is usually served by one machine at a time.
Employing a custom protocol implementation, the software eliminates single point of failure by allowing the system to failover from one port on an Ethernet network to a port on another independent Ethernet network with little or no disruption to the user.
The fiber optic-based SecureNet 10 Gigabit Tap is designed to allow inline placement of Intrusion's SecureNet sensor for customers needing high-speed network intrusion and spyware protection with no introduction of a single point of failure.
IPCharge utilizes a premier data center with no single point of failure to ensure reliable performance and is certified with a wide range of authorization networks.
The advantages for users include simple management and unlimited, dynamic growth, no single point of failure, and performance that scales up as storage capacity grows.

Full browser ?