cost of misconfigurations

Darius Jahandarie djahandarie at
Thu Aug 2 00:13:38 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Diogo Montagner
<diogo.montagner at> wrote:
> A misconfiguration will, at least, impact on two points: network
> outage and re-work. For the network outage, you have to use the SLAs
> to calculate the cost (how much you lost from the customers' revenue)
> due to that outage. On the other hand, there is the time efforts spent
> to fix the misconfiguration. Under the fix, it could be removing the
> misconfig and applying a new one correct. Or just fixing the misconfig
> targeting the correct config. This re-work will translate in time, and
> time can be translated in money spent.

Isn't the largest cost omitted (or at least glossed over) here?
Namely, lost customers due to the outage. That's why people have SLAs
and rework the network at all -- to avoid that cost.

Darius Jahandarie

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