[FoRK] blogging from NOLA

Eugen Leitl eugen
Sat Sep 3 15:09:49 PDT 2005


On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 01:10:40PM -0700, Ryan King wrote:

> Indeed. It reminds me of when I was talking to an IT director of  
> Walmart once. He was describing their recently built data center - it  
> is under a mountain in colorado, has food and water for its employees  
> to live on for months, produces all its own electricity.... in short,  
> Walmart's data center would survive a direct nuclear attack.
> 
> Kinda scary.

Not at all, just basic textbook planning. You also need mirror places,
with failover. Then you can actually nuke the place to glass, and
still failover with nary a hiccup visible.

Check out "Blueprints for High Availability", 2nd ed. by Evan Marcus
and Hal Stern.

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