Newsletter 74 – Design For Failure

It may sound like a pessimistic view of computing systems, but the fact is all of the components that make up the modern Internet stack have a certain failure rate. So looking at that realistically, planning for a break-down so you can manage it better, is essential. Failures in traditional datacenters In your own datacenter, …

iHeavy Insights 73 – It’s Easy

In the business of technology consulting, there are times when I’ve heard this statement.  It’s Easy!  Perhaps the single biggest thing I’ve learned through a decade and a half of consulting is, people use this phrase when they are feeling overly confident. What do I mean by that?  Well it turns out in psychology there …