[asterisk-dev] IBM BladeServer / Clustered Linux

Alexander Lopez Alex.Lopez at opsys.com
Mon Feb 13 15:41:23 MST 2006

Snip, Snip...
> Of course hardware will fail. No doubt about that.
> Our systems have no single point of failure option. If 
> Service provider chooses not to deploy a such system, then 
> they may face legal cases should an E911 call fail in critical moment.
> That is what I was referring to in my previous post. Some 
> lawyer out there will find out that service provider did not 
> insure that all E911 calls are sent through no single point 
> of failure network and then use this information in the court of law.
> Some, will say... ISP, Inter-connect, Telco etc. networks 
> could fail as well before it gets to service provider 
> network. Sure, but then the blame is not on service providers 
> any more once that fact is discovered.
> The fact that service provider may be offering the service 
> over "third"
> party
> networks is another issue all together.
> Senad
On our contracts we place provisions for 911 service. We have the client
sign a hold harmless clause that in turn protects us in such a case. We
can protect ourselves contractually, but the morality of loosing a
customer due to death will not be an easy one to deal with. But as the
saying goes, when its your time, its your time.


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