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Otherwise coherent networks become incoherent when capacity is concerned

See the network in Figure 1 below. Source node 1 fails, which from a pure availability perspective disrupts only traffic originating or terminating at node 1 because all other nodes can still communicate. So a coherent network (as is the … Continue reading

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Sorting through the nines to compare reliability or availability in designs

When comparing architectures for availability and reliability, it is often difficult to comprehend the small differences in the estimates. It is tempting to compare in terms of downtime, but doing that is a slippery slope; people like to think of … Continue reading

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