RE: eBay's hot potato toss with tail between legs

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:53:08 -0400

> Given that one of the features of the high-end sun hardware
> they have (and an available option on Oracle) is true server
> clustering/redundancy, why didn't they just buy an identical
> machine and have it running as a hot spare? God knows they have the $$.

Common problem. I've seen this a number of times: peope buy a single
big, fat, fast box, rather than going for redundancy. Heck, I've
even seen sites that want to do 20,000,000 hits a day of dynamic
content with 3 boxes.