Why are systems not resilient and who should cop the blame?

by Tony Lock

A recent report by Freeform Dynamics shows that IT systems fail. What‟s more, a quick glance at figure 1 shows that they fail far more frequently than one might expect in today‟s “high availability” environments.

Such lack of resilience might be surprising if one just went by the content of press releases from many of the leading IT vendors, especially those in the virtualisation markets.

So what‟s going wrong and who needs to step up and take responsibility? Are IT Pros and business analysts getting something wrong or are the IT vendors selling lots of pups?………..

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