Is too much of your vSphere Cloud success riding on the shoulders of one person?
We all love a good movie about the hero who rides into gunfire to save the day…
… but when it comes to managing infrastructure, Heroes are at the core of a companies IT department’s biggest risk.
Mitigating the Risk of a Single Point of Failure “Person”
Let’s get straight to the point on this vSphere DR Strategy topic – allowing a single person (vMan) to become irreplaceable puts the entire virtualization team and vSphere at risk of failure if the hero ever decides to move on (quit and take another job).
Reducing risk is not just about getting rid of old legacy apps and hardware, it’s also about people risk, too.
This is why cross training and team collaboration are critical to a healthy vSphere cloud for long term success.
Its basic infrastructure management 101 to always have more than one person involved in architecture, design, and building of infrastructure to spreads the responsibly and ownership.
Mastermind for Better Solutions
This also cultivates a mastermind group for ideals to solve problems…
… And it keeps heroes from taking over.
Any team or manager that solely relies on a single person will risk failure, even though their environment may be flourishing without any flaws.
I’ve seen this over and over in my management career where only one person is called when there are problems because nobody… Continue reading