One of our customers (and friends!) sent us this last week – a stark reminder why hardware redundancy is a good idea!

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The controller card in one of his servers literally blew up at 7.15am Tuesday morning. Although they didn't have redundant hardware, they were back online by 9am – pretty good going. Funnily enough they've been considering clustering  for a while now…

(Posted with permission.)