What Is a Single Point of Failure (SPOF)?

August 14, 2023

A Single Point of Failure (SPOF) is a non-redundant component within a larger system that, if it breaks down or malfunctions, will cause the entire system to fail. SPOFs exist in various contexts (networks, apps, business practices, etc.) and are typically the result of poor design, inadequate planning for failure, or lack of redundancy.

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