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Users never mess with the system

I’m still in Vegas, and this city is crazy. But it’s funny, us people in IT have a thing or two to learn from these people in gambling business. We have all been hearing from our customers how they want their systems reliable, available, and so. Well, what I’ve been seeing here for the past two days is a highly-available 24/7 service with full redundancy and failover clustering all in place. There are roulette and blackjack tables and slot machines in every free square foot, so it’s pretty darn scalable, too. There is zero downtime, entertainment never stops, and that’s pretty much the reason I write this post now, instead of sleeping. I almost feel the music is louder by the minute, probably proportionally so to how sleepy I am. I’m too old for this sh*t.

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

Although I really planned, and I really wanted to, I don’t think I am going to post anything useful in next few days. I spent last week in Seattle, attending TechReady conference, and now I am taking three days off – in Las Vegas.

As the matter of fact, I’ve just arrived, have a semi-splendid view of The Strip from my hotel room, which has much more drawbacks than benefits, so when I give it a proper thought, with all this noise, music and jet engines blowing my ears away, I’m probably going to stay awake and produce something anyway. But I promise nothing.

Thanks to everybody on recent comments, I am glad that this blog started rolling, and I hope I make it worthwile for you. Dave was actually the only one who attempted the quiz from the last post, and since he was almost correct, I give him full credit in this post, but withhold the bragging rights. So, congratulations, Dave! 🙂

Stay tuned, for the next thing I am going to post might be really interesting for the NAV development community. See ya!