Performance Anxiety: What the Intuit Problem Tells Us About the Future of Cloud Computing
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Stuart Cook
Stuart Cook,
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8/15/2014 | 7:13:02 AM
Lessons learnt
This article is a good example of poor planning, obviously, but also maybe the need to be aware of the structure and layout of systems within an enterprise or data centre.   Performance Management is a very good prophylactic to head off total failures, as cited in the article, but also there is a need to understand where and what resides within a data centre and respectively enterprise.    As per the article, if both eggs are in the same basket, and the basket falls, then both get cracked, but if the infrastructure team were not aware they had placed both eggs in the same basket, then this is going to be a general risk to the business.   As a strong solution, not only should the performance of a data centre be monitored by the capability of a good Application Performance Management solution, but also there is a need to understand and identify the what's located in a data centre, and where those resources are located.  In addition to this, there is also a need to be able to recognise and respond to any changes in the infrastructure, so that pre-emptive action can be taken to try to avoid system wide failures.

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