When applications and web sites fail, there are circumstance you simply couldn’t foresee, but other times, if you had done the little things, maybe you could minimized the damage of an outage, and in those cases, it really could be your fault.
No matter how much you prepare for an inevitable outage, bad stuff can still happen to good companies. The trick is to learn from every situation and be even better prepared the next time.
When the US experienced two major power outages this week, caused by a software glitch, and a piece of monitoring equipment, it drove home just how important it is to keep your systems up and running.
Even before the hurricane struck last weekend, the cell phone companies were planning ahead to mitigate damage from the storm. You could learn from their strategy.
Monitoring professionals could learn from big cell network providers who prepared ahead of time before Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast this past weekend.