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Are We SaaS or ASP?

This week on Tech Nightmare, we discuss the impact of being an ASP instead of a SaaS company. Partners Mike Fisher and Drew Morrell discuss a healthcare software company that mistakenly thought it had become... Read More
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You Build It, You Own It

This week on Tech Nightmare, we share a story of of how even a multi-billion dollar company can have very low availability when teams are not accountable for business outcomes. Partners Mike Fisher and Drew... Read More
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A Monitoring Domino Effect

This week’s episode looks at a string of failures that brought down a large transaction company’s SAN causing a big customer outage. Partners Drew Morrell and Greg Fennewald discuss a failure in a SAN Monitor... Read More
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A Monitoring (Near) Disaster

In this episode of Tech Nightmares, ineffective and poorly deployed monitoring nearly brings down a large consumer transaction company’s data center. Partners Drew Morrell and Greg Fennewald discuss this data center near disaster. Read More
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Seeding, Feeding and Weeding Your Teams

Today’s episode is about Seeding, Feeding and Weeding your tech teams. Managing Partner Mike Fisher discusses a Manhattan-based startup that AKF worked with several years ago. Read More
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What Happened To The Water?

This week we discuss a multi-billion dollar commerce site that barely averted disaster at one of its data centers. Partners Drew Morrell and Greg Fennewald discuss what happens when a data center loses it water... Read More
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Scale Out, Not Up

Today’s episode is about scaling out and not up, not only with your software design, but also your hardware purchases. Managing Partner Mike Fisher discusses a story from one of our clients, ZirMed, a revenue... Read More
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