* Posts by vforvictory

2 posts • joined 20 Aug 2018

Techie's test lab lands him in hot water with top tech news site

vforvictory

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You mean owning up on the front page is not good enough?

vforvictory

Nah.

Back then it was not as trivial as it is today - it was somewhat expensive to do properly with some pricey F5 GTM devices.

Two well setup servers behind a load balancer would give you 99.99% without breaking a sweat so it's understandable why they only had two servers back then.

At this particular hosting company we had staff operating 24x7 who would run over with a crash cart the second anything played up and we had a room full of spares.

So really unless you are doing something requiring a lot of reliability, why bother with geo-redundancy, it's more ballache than it's worth in many cases.

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