One of my favorite characters in the movie Deadpool 2 was Domino. In one scene, she came in for an interview and was asked about her superhero qualifications. She said, “I’m lucky. Everything just usually works out for me.” Turns out she really was lucky, but what about you? Are you lucky?
We all own things that can break: cars, electronics, appliances. Over time, they might stop working altogether or just not work as well as they once did. Do you roll the dice and trust your luck with those items?
When the consequences are small, for things like your dishwasher or your TV, you probably do. You buy a brand that you trust and take a chance that you won’t have a major problem. And if your luck runs out, you'll be OK for a few days while you come up with a solution. But what about products where the consequences are significant and immediate, such as with your car or your home’s furnace? Do you trust your luck then?
I love the expression “make your own luck,” and the best way to do that is to be proactive. Properly servicing your car or your furnace ensures that it keeps working well and can significantly reduce the chance of an untimely issue. You aren’t simply lucky that the furnace kept blowing warm air on the coldest night of the year or that the brakes stopped your car fast enough to avoid an accident—you made your own luck.
Your storage system is a lot more like your furnace than your dishwasher. It’s critical to your business, and you need to make your own luck. That means buying a brand that you trust and being proactive with the care of your system. A high-quality storage system that’s well maintained and in tip-top shape is unlikely to have problems when you need it most. That’s where the NetApp® Active IQ® digital advisor comes in.
Rip Wilson is a principal product marketing manager at NetApp with over 20 years of experience developing compelling messaging and content that communicates our unique business value. Rip holds a degree in business management from Georgia Tech. He is based in Colorado and enjoys golf, tennis, and poker.