After to read the article from The Wall Street Journal (How To Cut Your Tech Budget 30%) I wished to tag it with my del.icio.us button (Firefox-powered), but strangely something happened... a window-message appeared: "Temporarily Down???"
Come on! The article just said something about "temporal down times" - you can cut some items in your IT budget, but you have to assume some riks - do you need 100% availability for your Internet clients? in this case (del.icio.us) yes! or at least 99.999%. Indeed availability and service level are variables dependent on each business and in the following variables also: critical mass of clients, e-commerce/brick-and-mortar business, kind of application and service (B2C, B2B, C2C)
Do you need another data center mirrored for high availability (load balanced, more than one ISP, etc.)? I think yes some for e-commerce, media content, social sites, etc., but whenever you just eveluated previous variables.
- Ricardo Seguel P.