Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Sun Jan 21 23:39:32 UTC 2007

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Rod Beck wrote:
> Well, gentlemen, you have to ask for the fiber maps and have them 
> placed in the contract as an exhibit.
> Most of the large commercial banks are doing it. It's doable, but it 
> does require effort.

Uhm, did you bother to read the NDAI report?  The Federal Reserve learned
several lessons.  Fiber maps are not sufficient.  If you are relying 
just on fiber maps, you are going to learn the same lesson again and 

The FAA, Federal Reserve, SFTI and SMART are probably at the top as
far as trying to engineer their networks and maintain diversity 
assurances.  But even the Federal Reserve found the cost more than
it could afford. What commercial banks are doing is impressive,
but only in a "commercially reasonable" way. Some residual risk and 
outages are always going to exist.

No matter what the salesman tells you, Murphy still lives.

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