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Fried server

I have heard the account of how a company that shall be nameless had an aircon failure one weekend which was automatically reported to the people who managed the physical hardware. So two engineers were dispatched in a hurry. On arrival, the security guard told them that they were not allowed in because they were not on his list of people to be admitted at weekends. While they argued virtually the entire server farm fried.

This was the same company who, a couple of years later, did not want us to host a service for them in the cloud "because it was unreliable" - then discovered how much work they would have to do to accommodate our software and databases on their shiny new server farm, and suddenly decided that perhaps we should cloud host for them.

As I say, I can't say who they were and where they were based, but the medical acronym NFN may give a clue.

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