Late Night with System Center Management

It’s 3:30 a.m. and your trusty mobile phone on your nightstand buzzes a hideous, nasty, telltale racket. You pick up the smartphone and squint in the darkness at the glowing message that informs you that one of the e-mail servers at work is down. As you’re about to dismiss the nasty-gram in your still-half-asleep daze (who would need e-mail at 3:30 in the morning?), you bolt up wide-eyed! You suddenly realize the server that’s down serves critical e-mail services for a team three time zones east of you. And, at 6:30 a.m. their time, a downed server spells near-immediate and definitely impending doom as the workforce at that facility is about to start their shift.

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