from the promises-lies-hopes-and-dreams dept.
schnurble writes: "My former boss has written an interesting article on the realities of uptime in the Internet World. It poses the idea that four and five nines of reliability are too expensive to be realistic, especially in the post dot-bomb economy. It's an interesting read, especially if you answer to an 800lb gorilla for outages and uptime issues."
"The Avis WIZARD decides if you get to drive a car. Your head won't touch the
pillow of a Sheraton unless their computer says it's okay."
-- Arthur Miller