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Order Out of Chaos

Aug 29, 2007, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Trudy Walsh)

[ Thanks to Josh for this link. ]

"When Doug Babb first signed on as chief information technology systems architect at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the base was running a dizzying mix of operating systems, servers and applications.

"There was Hewlett-Packard OpenVMS, Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and varying flavors of Unix and Oracle. The whole operation was plagued by frequent downtime. Each hour of system downtime cost about $1 million, and the base had suffered through eight downtime episodes in three months..."

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