Accidents

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Description

An accident is an undesirable and unexpected event that causes material (damage to patrimony) and financial damages and occurs so unintentionally. They may be caused by humans, animals and natural causes.

Risk Factors

• Accidents can be caused by the nature as hurricanes and earthquake, animals and insects and humans and it can be from stopping a service for a few seconds to shutting down a data center for hours, causing losses of millions of dollars.

Examples

Physical

A physical example includes unwanted collisions and falls, as the fall of a laptop from the table or fire in the datacenter caused by a short circuit.

Non-Physical

Non-physical examples can be when somebody trip over the power cable of a server.

Related Accident

RackSpace Data Center Goes Dark After Accident

References

Wikipedia