hardware failure

hardware failure

A malfunction within the electronic circuits or electromechanical components (disks, tapes) of a computer system. Recovery from a hardware failure requires repair or replacement of the offending part. Contrast with software failure.
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Due to storage hardware failure, Salesforce was brought down for some European users in a long outage Wednesday.
AT least 100 households in Birmingham have been left without landline telephone services fter a hardware failure.
Better backups: A new feature called Windows Restore offers multiple layers of protection from hardware failure.
In the event of a hardware failure or corrupt database, the entire Exchange database can be restored from tape.
Business interruption can originate from a winter storm, the loss of electricity, inaccessibility to a facility for an extended period of time, a hardware failure or software corruption--along with the threats of viruses or hacking and malicious intent from internal or external influences.
The Express5800/320Lb hardware dual-modular architecture ensures continuous system operation in the case of a hardware failure.
A hardware failure generally costs at least 2 hours of productivity, but it's not uncommon to lose 16 or more hours.
It offers coverage of disputes arising from e-commerce and tracks emerging legal issues such as Internet security, data destruction and/or alteration, defamation on the Web, software errors, hardware failure, electronic theft, e-mail trespass, online privacy, government action, shareholder suits, Internet jurisdiction issues, insurance issues and file sharing and copyright disputes.
In the unlikely event of a hardware failure, the system can continue to operate at full performance with no down time.
Such a relationship can speed recovery from hardware failure or loss.
999% availability during the first year of production operation due to a hardware failure, NEC Corporation of America will refund the net purchase price of the Express5800/320Ma ft series server hardware.
Other desirable software features include protecting data tapes from being overwritten, hardware error trapping and reporting, email alerts, operator prompts and messages, tape cascading, hardware failure redirect, tape duplication, and restore logic which attempts to recover from bad tapes.