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By rahulnet ·

Has anyone worked on evaluating the IT single-point-of-failure. I am looking for a matrix to document the SPOFs for the organization.

Thanks in advance.

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by stuart In reply to IT SPOF

As a Disaster Recovery consultant, I spend most of my time looking for SPOFs. I have not seen or developed a matrix for this as every organization is different. There are some things to look closely at. I typically find most SPOFs in one or more of the 3 following categories:

1. Network components (core switches, routers, etc)
2. Critical data storage devices.
3. Critical applications with no fail-over capability.

After you are finished looking at those, start investigating unusual system configurations, one-of-a kind specialized systems, and key personnel.

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