10,500 Accounts Down - 8 Weeks To Fix

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 09, 2017

At the Barnes Buchanan Conference, Alarms Detections Systems explained that 10,500 of their accounts, consisting of half of their RMR, went down and took 8 weeks to fix.

This chart shows the start of the outage:

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