[CentOS] 10 Year old IT Infrastructure

mark m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Oct 12 00:41:17 UTC 2009


Brian Mathis wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Giovanni P. Tirloni <tirloni at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
<snip>
>>> 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 :-)
<snip>
Got it: what you need to do is set up a meeting to prepare a disaster recovery 
plan. Most business have, or are willing to look at them (at least 
post-Katrina). Make sure that they know just how *long* it will take to bring 
new systems online if there's a fire, or flood, or hurricane, or twister....

Then bring up the age of the servers and maintenance. As part of the plan, of 
course, spec out replacement hardware, and any performance increases it would 
bring....

	mark

	mark
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