He may not be Casey Kasem or David Letterman, but those two entertainers can hardly help you manage your networks. Our countdown, brought to you by SearchStorage high availability expert Evan Marcus, includes some common sense tips for the everyday storage admin to follow.
Here is tip #19.
#19: Assume nothing
1. High availability is not automatic
2. Open system vendors do not give you this stuff
3. Planning, effort, and expense are required to achieve production quality availability4. Unless you pay extra:
5. Unless you do extra work
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This material is copyright 1997-2002 by Evan Marcus and Hal L. Stern. It may not be used in whole or part for commercial purposes without the express permission of both authors.
This was first published in June 2002