|How Ad-Hoc are your
Business Critical systems?
Whether it be rapid growth,
lack of specialist knowledge, or a tiny budget, the duct tape,
bandages, and string holding your systems together won't hold
forever. And most likely it will fail five minutes before
that next big project needs to be delivered.
Often times space constraints are 'patched' by the introduction
of cheap Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. These are
both inefficient and dangerous. These devices are poorly secured
and can allow easy access to confidential files. They additionally
are rarely backed-up if ever leaving their contents vulnerable
to fire, theft or other disasters.
It is critical to plan expansion, even when time is tight.
A planned expansion can mean the difference between a few
hundred dollars spent versus a few thousand lost in catastrophe
clean up. Efficient expansion does not need to be
a contradiction in terms.