There are a few benefits to consolidating all your servers in a couple locations rather than having them spread out all over the world in each major center. Administration is centralised and only a couple people have to spend their days babysitting them. Patching is centralised. And... that's about it. A short list of consolidation suckage:
- Loss of power kills all centers
- Loss of communications kills all centers
- Inability to work with the base hardware
- Admin ego
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I took two tickets in May from a guy I'll call Eddie. One ticket complained that $OurBigApp didn't work with the newest version of a particular browser. The other complained that $OurBigApp didn't work in the newest version of a particular operating system.
We have the SPG (Supported Platforms Guide). It's explicit; if an operating system ain't listed, it ain't supported. If a particular version of an application ain't listed, it ain't supported. If it's beta, it definitely ain't supported.
Internet Explorer 7 and Vista are both beta.
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