I am trying to provision a bunch of new properties with Akamai and the China CDN. It’s always slow going getting approval from the government when we provision, but it works out well. Kind of annoyed I bought a Akamai SSL certificate (up to ten domains) and now they need professional services when I want to use a domain off it. Its like nothing is ever simple with them, too bad they own the market, if I don’t like it I can’t go elsewhere
Need to nail down some better maintenance windows and communications about releases and timing, this should help the sanity of all the IT folks, not just my area (Techops). I wish I had a good change management system that was simple and good for maintenance. Every solution I look for for simple notifications and change management and notification is complex, expensive, and overkill for my needs.
QA is using a terminal server to do testing, which avoids them having to do hostfile hacks. It should help the testing accuracy, and we can much better control how they do their testing. Simple fix for an annoying problem!