Our home telephone is totally dependent upon the electrical power grid, and a lead acid battery of unknown age is all that stands between us and total loss of external connectivity. Fiber to the home, which we’ve now had in 2 different houses, represents an opportunity for high speed, flexibility, and economics, providing a single [...]
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by Jay Heiser | November 2, 2012 | 2 Comments
by Jay Heiser | October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Preparing for Sandy’s imminent arrival, I didn’t fill up any bathtubs with water, but I did charge up all the phones, tablets, and MiFis in the house. Frankenstorm didn’t end up having a huge impact on my part of the country, and we never suffered a prolonged power outage. My son, holed up in his [...]
by Jay Heiser | September 13, 2010 | Comments Off
The Titanic was widely claimed to be unsinkable. Unfortunately, belief in its invulnerability discouraged greater attention to disaster response mechanisms. Is the availability of increasingly sophisticated cloud fault tolerance mechanisms leading us to make a similar mistake?