Facility wide DR/Continuity

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Wed Jun 3 15:15:49 UTC 2009

On Jun 3, 2009, at 10:05 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> You rarely need to fail over to the passive system.

And management will never, ever let you do a full-up test, nor will  
they allow you to spend the money to build a scaled-up system which  
can handle the full load, because they can't stand the thought of  
hardware sitting there gathering dust.

Concur 100%.

Active/passive is an obsolete 35-year-old mainframe paradigm, and it  
deserves to die the death.  With modern technology, there's just  
really no excuse not to go active/active, IMHO.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

         Unfortunately, inefficiency scales really well.

		   -- Kevin Lawton

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