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Fault Tolerance vs. High Availability

Fault Tolerance and High Availability are both critical concepts in system design, especially in the context of distributed systems, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure. They are strategies used to ensure reliable and continuous operation of a system, but they address different aspects and have distinct operational focuses.

Fault Tolerance


  • Fault Tolerance refers to a system's ability to continue operating without interruption when one or more of its components fail. Fault-tolerant systems are designed to handle hardware, software, and network failures seamlessly




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