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The real growth magic comes from startups ... Veeam..
Umm really? Think you need to double check that one ;)
Shame about the company in general.
I used to be a loyal Veeam customer, but their customer service and account management is virtually non-existant these days. I've sent numerous emails for different reasons such billing, support and licensing. And I never recieved responses.
After a few months, I gave up, and since switched one of our sites to vRanger, then going forward we'll be switching to Unitrends.
Whats the problem here..
They are both Animal lovers.. She was "bent over to pet her puppy"
Likewise, he was just petting his Python, whilst admiring her Kitty.
Re: It's all good
You forgot Bruce Willis! ... We all know he's the only man with the skillz to do it.
We should freeze him now. Else come the impact date, he'll just be a talking head in a jar :(
Re: Where's the advantage?
In theory its an excellent idea.
But in practice it will be a niche product at best, too many applications require use of OS-specific APIs, so even if the delivery method is cross-platform, the vast majority of apps will not be.
They would have happily signed control over the UK, but you did not want to stump the cash..
You snooze, you loose.
Its nice (in a borat voice), but 99.9% ...
That allows for 8h+ downtime, which is a whole business day. Some businesses can cope with this. But Office in the staple diet of a lot of IT dependent businesses, having this potential level scale of downtime with no recourse is simply not an option. If we had 100 staff, that could effectively leads to the of 100 days worth of many hours.
But like I said, (que Borat) its nice!
£90m.. its not going cost us anything..
"Its the tax payers money, not ours!", said the Civil Servant.
Re: 4.6 hours for heavy users
@AC Yep absolutely. I feel for you, it shows that the management don't truly understand the implications. IT is getting more business critical (rather than less) so cutting here is only damaging.
It does go to show
Even though Cloud providers sell their products as the future, it appears not enough customers are convinced and people are not jumping to them in the swathes that Cloud evangelists would have people believe.. Thank you el reg, your restoring my faith in humanity!
I would add Cloud has its place and has many benefits. Hopefully this is a sign that the concept of Cloud is finally maturing. But those trying to market and sell it need to be truthful and stop shoveling it into peoples faces as if its a miracle cure for all IT woes and focus on those who will actually benefit from it. .
Re: No surprise here - It is DRM that increases piracy
Interesting article, but my argument is based upon volume, the loss in profit by decreasing cost, is offset by attracting more customers. Which longer term is surely more beneficial for company and consumer. Its better to sell 1,000 copies of a book for £1, than it is to sell 100 for £10. Profit will be slightly less (bandwidth, commissions etc). But you now have 1000 loyal customers, who will return again and again.
Re: 4.6 hours for heavy users
There are whole threads on this subject, you'll hear arguments for and against.
Personally, I looked into EC2, Rackspace and IBM last year when I was planning our company infrastructure refresh. I ran a 2 month test on each, running dozens of virtual machines with our required spec (CPU, RAM and Disk) and simulating our systems. By the end of it, I concluded
1) When fixed resource requirements that must run 24/7, Cloud it is not as cost effective as they make out (In fact, it worked out slightly more expensive than by our own Servers, Storage, VMWare licences and hosting it in a Colo)
2) Support is very ad-hoc and usually requires problems to be emailed in (With the exception of rackspace). Unless your willing to pay thousands extra each month, just for the privilege of being to call a support line.
So between the cost and support, I decided to go with purchasing our own infrastructure. In my eyes, That is not to say Cloud is bad, But I think it is over-hyped and missold. I see Cloud having 2 primary customers -
1) Startups or SME's who have no capital, as they don't need to invest in their own infrastructure
2) Businesses who need varying capacity on adhoc basis, as it means they don't have under utilised kit
Dish out dividends to keep shareholders smiling
Another CEO which has his priorities wrong - Profit comes from the customer, not the shareholders. What he should be doing is dishing out free software to keep customers smiling.
Re: No surprise here - It is DRM that increases piracy
100% agree, especially on the costs.
Yet many e-books still sell for the same amount as the printed copies, which is where the Publishing Houses shot themselves in the foot. As a customer I will quite happily pay £3.50-£4 for a ebook from the Kindle store, but if they charge £8 for the eBook and £8 for the paperback, then can go jump.
By passing on the full savings of ebooks to customers the Publishing Houses are in a win-win situation. Not only will existing readers buy more books, but they will gain new readers as people will be more willing to take a punt of new authors and authors unknown to them! (A lot of readers find a couple of authors and stick to them).
Re: Backup Exec 2012
I'm in a similar situation (But with far less servers).
The thing that really killed it for me was a recent infrastructure refresh meant we needed all new licences, but trying to make head or tales of the costs is impossible. So we're jumping ship and probably heading to Unitrends.
Re: Why not use 720?
Piro, I'd say the same about Inifity, its sound like Buzz Light Years games console - but that is a personal opinion. Now if you can't offer a reasonably intellectual answer, please don't bother posting, or at least do yourself the favor of posting AC to avoid making yourself look like a moron.
The cloud industry is young and usually optimistic
Cloud providers have been peddling their warez as if its some kind of wonder drug, almost reminds me of the quacks you see in cowboy films "selling their amazing elixirs that cures all known ailments". Hopefully a few more adjustments like this will knock some reality into them.
Why not use 720?
Everybody has been discussing it for a long time, so you have instant brand awareness of it.. What more could you want?
Whats the point?
The established vendors have already moved into this market (or in the process). I have an EMC hybrid array, which cost me less than any of the arrays from the named start-ups, but it also comes with a guarantee the manufacturer will still be around in 3 years and the box still supported.
The only way I would purchase from a start-up is
a) if they offered something cutting edge which I could not get from an established vendor
b) they came in at such a ridiculously low price, that I could afford to buy 2 units
There is the argument that they are simply developing the technology and waiting to be brought out, but as El Reg points out, that ship has sailed.
ASUS have been selling Android notebook / tablet hybrid for almost 2 years - rightly they got a lot of praise for a solid product. But, its hardly been selling in the high millions. Fact is Android does not have the multi-window multi-tasking software that people expect on a Notebook / Desktop.
I can see this lining up to be another fail, and by the end of this year, the majority will be asking "who's f*cking stupid idea was that?", just like we did for Windows 8 last year, and Ultrabook pricing the year before that!
Re: No wonder..
Just to clarify, I personally don't like Apple nor their products - but I admire that they at least go out on a lim to offer something with unique attributes, rather than following the others lemmings ;)
Re: No wonder..
Mage, Welcome to 2013! You'll never believe it, but things have changed since you left in 2002.. amazingly Apple have
Invented the iPhone
Invented the concept of the Ultra low profile notebooks (aka Macbook Air)
Start kitting their Laptops with very high resolution screen
Whilst during in the same period, every other PC manufacturer is punting the same crap as dictated by Intel et al.
Apple innovated and offered something original... Where every PC Manufacturer is punting the same "Intel specified" crap, once you've seen a laptop from HP its 99.99% the same as the one from Dell - Try adding something unique to it (amazing there is a whole B2B industry around Value Added Suppliers.. yet they've not cottoned on that such stuff might just work in B2C).
Hello Sir, what can I get you today..
Will it be Malware? Trojan? or Botnet?
a new iPhone to be announced this September a 5.3" in 16:9 ratio, with a 1280x1920px screen... sporting the same old crappy-locked-in-piece-of-crap-os.
That only happens when an IT department fails to understand business requirements, given those circumstances, the company should address the issues, easily done by hiring competent staff and ensuring they are kept in the loop. Trying to bypass IT only perpetuates the problem, which in the end actually makes matters worse.
Also your spot about the budget, all it takes is for the business case to be laid out and the benefit clearly demonstrated.
Re: They bought a stolen laptop.
And with 200KW, thats enough to power a decent Bose sound system and a few dozen sub-woofers..
The era of the inter-planatery boy racer begins.
Delayed Recover more like.. Estimated time remaining: 6 Days, 4H 50M
"about the millions of workers put OUT OF WORK by such things."
ItsNotMe, The 1970's just called... they want their rhetoric back!
Did you know the industrial revolution and mechanization was a conspiracy to cut costs and put people out of work.. honestly!
$1,500 to $2,500
$1500 is a reasonable price for a 60" TV, and we all know Apple do not do reasonable pricing!
Re: AppAssure user chiming in...
M.B. Can I ask the purpose of pointing AppAssure to a Data Domain? I was told AppAssure already had De-Dupe.
Some co-lo customers like the data centre to be "close to their office"
Lets face it, if its your phone going at 2am in the morning because everything has gone tits-up, its better to be 10 minutes away than 2 hours... those that don't like the Data Centre close are obviously into self harm :D
I'm in the process of planning our backup replacement, so it certainly gives food for thought. Guess the real question is are EMC top dog because they are good? Or just because they are the "Cisco" of the storage world?
Dell are currently are trying to push AppAssure on us, its an interesting product on the surface. But wondering what other peoples experience is?
Going to be waiting a long time
Its at least another 30 years before I retire!
In all seriousness though, I have nothing against the concept of cloud - I just detect the morons who run it and market it. Give it a few year it will mature and the hype will settle, until then I will treat it like the spoilt brat - it can go sit in the corner, until I think its ready, not when they think there are ready!
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013
"Sponsored by Cisco... proudly rimming your eth2"
I would even go further and say there is no justification to upgrade - Hardware just has not really improved for desktops or laptops. If manufacturers want me to part with my cash, they need to get more innovative. I f*cking hate Apple, but at least they try something new and not punting the same sh*t year after year!
jbuk1, jokes on you..
His 100 workstations might not mean much, but there are hundreds of thousands of IT Managers and System Administrators out there with a similar point of view... If that doesn't mean something, then M$ really have lost the plot.
Like to thank... Ka-Shing ...
In other news.. "a newly minted teenager has embarrassed himself by referring to one of his benefactors as a Cash Register.."
I have sympathies for companies like Pure.
They are operating in a sector where its dog-eat-dog, Unfortunately their products sell at a similar price point to more well known brands. Bottom line is customers will be reluctant to commit to purchasing a product when there is no guarantee it will still be available or supported in 12-18 months, instead customers will stick with people like EMC as they are a safer bet.
Re: I didn't know Oracle made storage
They just don't seem to pimp to anybody except existing customers. Never once have I been asked to consider Oracle hardware (I wouldn't), but my point is, they don't seem bothered or otherwise capable of finding new distributions channels.
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