Single Point of Failure (SPOF)
What is a SPOF?
Single point of failure also known as SPOF is part of a system, basically, if this fails it will stop the entire system from working. This is so it doesn’t corrupt the whole system and infect any files within the system. This is very effective for instance if someone is trying to hack into your systems and shut you down.
We have attached an image of how your SPOF should be laid out, this is in case one part of the system fails you have a backup.
Example of SPOF:
Lets put this in lamens terms:
If a taxi drivers wheel comes off his car, and he doesn’t have another wheel this would be a single point of failure. This would stop him from driving right? Well having your system set up like this is like the taxi driver having a spare wheel. He attaches his wheel an then can carry on working. That is basically it. A lot simpler then it seems right?
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Simple Design of your average system:
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A more technical version of your system. Below you can see that there are backup roots for your system incase of failure:
A more advanced version of the technical version: