February 17, 2007

Managing XAAS systems- Disk Failure

Posted in Data Center, management, Product Development at 10:18 am by scottmaxwell

If you have a XAAS datacenter (or any other type!), then this post by Werner Vogels is probably of interest….good data on the failure experience with hard drives. He also points to his S3 storage service…I am starting to hear some feedback from entrepreneurs that suggests that the service has a lot of merit.

Pretty important topic, as the last thing you want to be telling your customers is “sorry, a hard disk failure caused a loss of your data.” The second worst thing is “sorry the system is down do to a hard disk failure, but we hope to have some of your data restored in a few days.”

Clearly not as sexy an issue as UIs and feature/function, but equally (more?) important!