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Re: trollage (Re: Akamai server reliability)

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Mon Nov 28 14:34:17 2005

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Bill Woodcock wrote:

>       On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
>     > > I know the idea is to have very cheap boxes in clusters, but I wonder
>     > > how much they're paying in shipping for replacing the cheap hardware.
>     > Never underestimate the amount of airbills that can be paid with KISS
>     > strategy.
> Yep, that's true.  Shipping is cheap, it's customs that's expensive and
> time-consuming, and Akamai tends to avoid the kind of places where you
> have to deal with a lot of customs.

I'd note that the original poster didn't classify 'broken' or 'outage' or
'non-functioning'... just the end result: "replacement".

So, is akamai doing some fancy SMART detection and seeing bad fans and
replacing, seeing a bad cpu fan or disk or memory corruption and
replacing, or are these hard box outages with no recourse but a complete
immediate replacement?

(just curious as they don't let us play with these pieces/parts :) )