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What You Need To Know About The Leap Second Bug

For those of you planning on enjoying the sunset on June 30, 2015an extra second of bliss awaits, compliments of the Earth’s inconsistent wobble. However, if Y2K sent you running for the hills, start packing again.

Analysts predict technological fallout ranging from undeliverable tweets to outright digital armageddon, but for faithful IT folks with more grounded concerns like SLAs and business continuity, keeping critical systems up and running trump all other concerns. Fortunately, resolving potential issues related to the Leap Second Bug is a fairly straightforward matter—as long as you know what to look for and where to find it.

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Realizing we were spending way too much time digging up, cataloguing, and tracking machine configurations, we began writing our own scripts and tools to handle what is normally an enormous chore. Then we took the concept a step further, giving it a beautiful interface and making it simple enough for our bosses to understand. We named it GuardRail after its function — to allow businesses to move fast and stay safe.

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