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Nathaniel CooperNov 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM< 1 min read

How should you prepare for hardware failure?


How should you prep for hardware failure?

Communication is key.  Only you know your teams tolerance to downtime.  I've worked with teams that people get fired after 10 minutes and others where downtime is a welcomed excuse to take the afternoon off.

Do yourself a favor and ask the hard questions to you vendors.

  1. "When something fails, what part(s) will it be?"
  2. "Can I source those parts locally?"

Check Amazon, NewEgg & local suppliers.

A stick of RAM may be easier to source than a power supply, but the power supply may take the whole system down.

The best thing you can do it talk to you vendors and prepare ahead of time.  Trying to deal with it in the moment only adds time and stress.


Nathaniel Cooper

As Chief Operating Officer of ProMAX Systems, Nathaniel Cooper, runs ProMAX Systems day to day operations. Cooper has been working with Storage, Backup and Media Management for video and creative professionals since 2001. Cooper has lead the design and deployment of some of the largest media systems in the world including a range of customers from NFL, MLB & NBA teams, US Military operations, and many of the worlds largest PR agencies and consumer brands. Cooper has spent the last 9 years as part of the ProMAX team and specializes in translating complex technical issues and options into easily understandable concepts.