Back in 2011, Amazon plunged into darkness, which saw the web services offline for 4 days!
Just before Amazon went offline, Alan and his team of IT specialists were seen entering the server room with Styrofoam cups of warm coffee, along with Alan’s dog, ‘Zippy’, a little brown sausage dog.
Shortly after, all hell breaks loose. Now, no one really knows what went on that day, but Zippy came out with his tail between his legs.
No doubt this had a massive knock on effect to their customers.
When this kind of thing happens, what can you do?
Downtime is inevitable.
All you can do is shut the door and hope your customers can weather the storm with you.
4 days is a long time. Could your business cope with that amount of downtime?
Outages, downtime and performance problems can be seriously reduced if you just follow some simple steps.
99.9% uptime still equates to around 8 hours a year downtime.
So how can it be reduced?
Human error has a lot of answer for. Your IT strategy should always include change management; understanding the implications of change on a live network is critical.
We see a lot of performance problems which are just configuration errors and, yes, sometimes an inexperienced in house engineer pulls the wrong network cable.
Don’t let the worry of downtime get you down. By using fully skilled Microsoft certified engineers and specialists like Select Technology, You ensure human error is minimised.
And as for Alan and Zippy …. well that would of been a great story wouldn’t it.
Give us a shout today if you’re concerned about downtime and we will help you plan for the future.
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