Network Team: “Hey guys, we’re going to start setting up the new load balancer hardware over the next few weeks. This is new hardware so it won’t have any effect on production.”
THREE WEEKS AND EIGHT MAJOR OUTAGES LATER.
Network Team: “So the change we made last night didn’t go all that well either, and we’re planning to do three more nights of this even though we’re coming up on the change freeze dictated by the huge annual company project. The fact that the server major players of that project has been affected by each of the past handful of problems isn’t going to dissuade us.”