2:37 AM –The Chief Technology Officer along with other executives have their pagers, cells, and home telephones light up. On the other end of the line is the data center manager. The manager begins to explain, frantically, that the business is offline and there is no ETA on a fix.
Sounds like the making of a good novel, right? Just imagine data integrity, OS’s unable to boot, hundreds if not thousands of Virtual Servers and Desktops impacted by a physical layer outage. Not just a single point of failure – but all redundancy rendered useless due to the failure mode. Data Integrity, servers offline, business unit crippled—to have any one of these issues would yield a bad day; however, having all of them at the same time is indeed a nightmare. As I am sure most of you have heard at one time or another Murphy’s law– What can go wrong, will go wrong—so ask yourself if you need a higher level of support?
Read on, I think you will like this one.