So you are without water for quite a time, the fix is quite expensive as it requires an urgent appointment. But even after the repairs and the restoration of service, the cleanup is abhorrent. Perhaps not for those who have housing staff, but for the rest of us, it’s an arduous process sopping up water. Using shop vacs, fans, and anti-mold chemicals to dry the area. Rugs or carpets get thrown out. Wood floors, if the flood was bad enough, need to be refinished. If the flooding was really bad, having reached above your baseboard and into your sheetrock, well then, goodbye sheet rock too. It needs to be cut out, the studs dried and then more contractors to do a nice job of making it appear like your sheetrock wasn’t removed. Oh yeah, and time to repaint the whole area again, because paint dye lots never match!
CEOs and CIOs aren’t usually thinking about the pipes (through which their transactions flow). They are thinking in general terms about how to support their business applications, their migration to new agile methods to get to market quickly. That is of course unless one of the pipes break. Then they quickly hear about it. Because in the end, without the pipes, there is no application flow; transactions won’t get from point A to point B. They end up checking in with the infrastructure groups to remediate questioning: ‘When can business flow once again?’.
Aside from the idea in the above picture which was unveiled at the “IBM Impact Conference” (the name at the time) for the sake of advertising Avada Software’s innovative transaction monitoring product, the fact remains that while application pipes are not the next new flavor of the day as far as visible projects, they can be the worst flavor of the day as far as reality projects. Infrastructure left unattended and unmaintained can cost more $$$$ in a single incident than that of an entire application migration to a cloud.
The middleware technologies, tools, and people who manage them deserve serious respect for their impact on enterprise businesses. As IBM points out, 84% of financial companies in the world, use this backbone. So if you wish to avoid that underwater feeling, please contact Avada Software, we are happy to help.