Apparently there is no redundancy.
I’m not thinking about this because I care about the commuters who were stranded, but rather because of how it relates to network and server redundancy and availability. My group delivers state wide networking, firewalling, ERP and eLearning applications to a couple hundred thousand students and tens of thousands of employees.
- Availability is expensive
- We hear about it when our systems suck
- We have no data that can tell us how much an outage costs. We are an .edu. Our students don’t switch vendors if they can’t access our systems for a few hours.
In that environment, how do you make a cost vs. availability decision?