Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

Increasing the MTBF

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is a standard measure of system reliability used by IT (Information Technology) teams.

MTBF is a measure of how much time passes between failures on average, another common reported value is the failure rate, which is a mathematical representation of 1/MTBF. So if the MTBF is 100 hours then the failure rate is 1/100 or 0.01, which can also be represented as a percentage (0.01 would be 1%)

All companies use MTBF and/or failure rates as a measure of product performance.

Being able to continually increase the mean time between failure (MTBF) or to reduce the failure rate is therefore a key performance objective (KPI) used by all parts of a business.

Companies are continually looking for innovation that can increase MTBF or reduce failure rates.

Nastel delivers increased MTBF by providing a consistent view of the user experience across the entire application stack allowing for rapid root cause analysis and the elimination of many of the usual war room processes. Using Nastel many customers are able to identify future events pro-actively, allowing problems to be resolved before they actually happen. This actually can be reported as a significantly reduced MTBF.

See a definition of MTTR