[CentOS] 10 Year old IT Infrastructure

Giovanni P. Tirloni tirloni at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 19:14:13 UTC 2009


On Oct 10, 2009, at 3:08 PM, Alan McKay wrote:

>> The better solution would be to make sure you are prepared for when
>> the hardware does fail.  Inform the client that you understand that
>> they don't want to upgrade the servers, and that hardware failure is
>> not a case of "if" but "when".  Lay out a plan to them describing  
>> what
>> would happen when that occurs, and how you will make sure that their
>> downtime is minimal.
>
> For the win!
>
> This is by far the best approach if you want to bring them along.  It
> has to be THEIR decision, so the best way to get them to make that
> decision is to sit back and say "OK, if you don't want to upgrade that
> is fine, but we still have to make sure we are prepared for when that
> hardware fails, so here is what we'll do ..."
>
> That will probably scare the crap out of them enough to change their  
> minds :-)

Can you get something like the average lifespan of the circuits in  
hours ?

There should be something saying that in the best case scenario the  
processor can work X thousand hours and die. Although I don't know  
where that information could be available :-)

-Giovanni






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