Order Out of Chaos

[ 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

“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…”