Ponemon Institute Downtime Report Examines Data Center Outages From Core to Edge

Survey Shows Today's Networks Are More Vulnerable to Downtime
Than Ever

Despite rising criticality, data center stakeholders are failing to implement best practices, and outages are now lasting longer than at any time in the last 10 years. These are among the key findings from the latest Ponemon Institute report on the frequency and duration of downtime in the data center. The report is the fourth of its kind since 2010, but the first one to analyze outages at the edge of the network.

Trends in the duration for partial and total shutdown (measured in minutes)
Comparison of 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2020 results


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Download the full, Vertiv-sponsored report entitled Data Center Downtime at the Core and the Edge: A Survey of Frequency, Duration and Attitudes. See how survey results break down by industry, what actions organizations are taking to prevent future downtime, how North America and Latin America compare, and much more.

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Key Strategies for Preventing Data Center Downtime

Not only are data center outages happening too often, but they are also lasting longer. Restoration following an outage isn’t enough to reverse these costly and disruptive trends. After analyzing the root cause, comprehensive solutions in the following areas should be implemented.


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