[VoiceOps] Carrier Grade Junk

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Fri Oct 16 11:08:39 EDT 2009

"Carrier-grade" has long been a piece of vapid, meaningless marketing  
crapola.  It is a denominator that everyone has to stamp onto their  
products now - even products that have nothing to do with carrier  
environments - and thus its significance has been vapourised away.

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On Oct 16, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Lunch Hound <lunchhound9999 at gmail.com>  

> Ever noticed how the phrase "carrier grade" gets tossed around by  
> vendors?  They ship so many lethal bugs that all it means now is  
> that they're going to try to charge "carrier prices" for their crap.
> Really, sit down and read the full set of release notes of the  
> current version of any of your "CG" products.  Read them in their  
> entirely, and get a sense of how they describe the flow over the  
> product through time.
> For a real jolt, play the fortune-cookie game with them.  You know  
> how you can append the phrase "in bed" to any fortune cookie fortune  
> to make it even funnier?  Try adding the phrase "in production" to  
> the end of every defect notice.   "Blah-blah-blah sipd stops - in  
> production".  "Blah-blah-blah core java process stops - in  
> production".  "Blah-blah-blah invalidates registrations - in  
> production". "Blah-blah-blah reboots after 99 days - in production".
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