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Annual failure rates - servers

The statistic shows the average annual failure rates of servers around the world. The research found that failure rates begin increasing significantly as servers age. Where a four year-old server has an 11 percent annual failure frequency, the rate of failure in a server's first year sits at 5 percent. Understanding server failure rates is useful as it allows for better risk management and planning for server maintenance and management costs over time. Older systems experience multiple issues. These include more frequent breakdowns, operating system system software and application software passing its ideal life experience, and an increased need for patching while simultaneously losing vendor support. Migrating to newer software also raises further compatibility problems.

Frequency of server failure based on the age of the server

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Release date

February 2014



Survey time period

2008 - 2014

Number of respondents

50 companies

Supplementary notes

Failure rate refers to the frequency of failure per year and per server based on the age of the server

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