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- From: Sean Donelan
- Date: Thu Feb 15 21:23:59 2001
It seems like a lot of folks have run into software upgrade
problems all together. @Home, Telocity, Abovenet, Exodus and
probably more recently had some type of snafu which their customer
service people said was related to upgrades in progress.
Are we at that point in the upgrade cycle where everyone
needs to make changes at the same time? It doesn't seem to
be a common vendor problem, as far as I can tell it was
a different issue in each case. But after a relatively
slow period in December (holidays) and January; I noticed
an uptick in people sending me mail about issues during
the first couple of weeks of February.
I'm theorizing there is some natural calendar function which
results in people doing upgrades about the same time at
the beginning of February. The same thing seemed to happen
with California power plants. After being down only 3,000MW;
in February California is down 10,000MW of plant capacity due
to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.