Friday, December 21, 2012

12/21/12 Disaster Recovery

Two days ago, two days before the biggest holiday of the year, a "disaster recovery" project at work hit. "Disaster recovery" data centers are intended to take over when calamaties hit the primary sites -- think Hurricane Sandy. Why did the NYSE shut down for two days!

And suddenly, I get pulled into this project, to be completed before years' end (!) as networking representative. That means designing and recommending routers, firewalls, switches, load balancers, and possibly several other sorts of things as well, all the while feebly protesting that network designs don't happen overnight.

The sudden, drastic, impossible workload during the holidays might seem like a reason to complain bitterly, but in fact, I'm delighted, excited and having a blast with the challenge, whether or not I meet it.

Perhaps because disaster recovery is a very current theme in my life right now....!


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