He may not be Casey Kasem or David Letterman, but those two entertainers can hardly help you manage your networks. Our countdown, brought to you by SearchStorage high availability expert Evan Marcus, includes some common sense tips for the everyday storage admin to follow.
Here is tip #18.
#18: Remove SPOF (Single point of failure)
Secure the critical link in operational chain
1. Obvious ones
2. Less obvious SPOFs but just as deadly
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