Re: Vonage Outage Last Thursday

Vonage, or even the VOIP environment are not unique here; for several

> years some of the largest carriers have experienced outages during > some of their busiest periods due to scheduling non-emergency software > loads and upgrades during peak periods ... what idiocy! > Is common sense a thing of the past for some people, or is the belief > in performing quality work a thing of the past for some people ... or > both?

Personally, I do most of the maintenance work on my servers during "peak hours"

Why? Well, two reasons:

1) My system is redundant enough that users don't notice the outage. 2) If something blows up and I need assistance (usually in the form of a hardware failure in a remote data center), I can get that support during the day. At night it's hit and miss.
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