Facility wide DR/Continuity

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Wed Jun 3 10:38:08 CDT 2009


Roland Dobbins wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 

There's always one good reason: money. Some things just don't
active/active nicely on a budget. Then you're trying to explain why you
want to spend money on a SAN when they really want to spend the money on
new "green" refrigerators. (That's not a joke, it really happened.)

~Seth




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