Lusty, Your right cloud does have some advantages.. but also a lot disadvantages, if that makes me negative, then I'll take that badge with pride - Us negative nerds as act as a counter-balance too morons like you.
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Your assuming public cloud will overtake onsite infrastructure.. If you have any experience of SME infrastructure or networking, you'd know that this will never happen. Available bandwidth, latency and security concerns basically make this impossible.
123456.. Who is more of an idiot?
The idiot who uses 123456?... or the idiot companies who have not worked out their customers are idiots and allow them to use it?!
Its rather pointless...
Hosted Services are a fact of life, always have been. Whilst we block a lot of them on our Firewalls, my CEO alone suggests a dozen new services each month, so trying monitor and control every service it pointless unless this adopted as best practise through the company.
Please can we borrow him
I'd like to nominate Tom Wheeler as the next head of OFCOM (the UK telecom regulator)
Lets correct 1 fact..
Scale have been established for at least 6 or 7 years, therefore they are not a startup, but an established business! I first had dealing with them in the UK in 2009/10 and they had already been going in the US for several years before that.
Sorry if thats being pedantic.
Re: More than three colour channels?
Have 1 up vote for the useful info, and second theoretical one for the moron who downvoted you!
Have to agree on the UI in most open-source software, though its not the projects own fault, open-source projects rarely have enough resources and contributors to keep the UI with the "times". I've often pestered my employer(s) to contribute back with time or contributions, we are profiting, so its right to give something in return to help the cycle.
compared to the two to three year.. for.. IoT products
Hence why the IoT is another marketing hypergasm, thats going end in a premature nut bust!
3 years ago I replaced all the lightbulbs in my house with LED ones, so that I could save money, they have a life expectancy of 9-10 years and I expect to get full usage out of them!
Re: "Freedom is our goal. Order is our means."
In many respects, the Chinese are more free that we are - As long as you don't undermine the state's authority, you can pretty much do what the f*ck you want.
I hate the fact the internet is censored in China..
Living in the UK we get access to everythi... oh wait, sh*t why is that Torrent site blocked, ah and that website to make home-made "fireworks" not available. WTF?
Neither Developer, nor Operator..his superpower is being mediocre is all fields!
Re: just my 2 cents...
@LosD - Hosting companies should not even be offering this, it encourages a viscious circle - Customers pay to have a script developed/installed for them and fail to keep it maintained, never being updated or patched.
How can this be a good thing? All if does is help maintain the cycle is security issues, obsolete scripts and outdated versions of PHP.
Re: just my 2 cents...
Breaking compatibility will do everybody a favour - it'll help get all the crap and unmaintained scripts out of circulation. I was recently dealing with a vendor who website still ran scripts with .php3..
Re: @K Upvote for you
You can DIY it with enough time - but these products work on the basis of they make it easy and quick, which is essential if you have hundreds of servers and different log formats.
They're systems for parsing logs and other data, it normalises and indexes this so that it can quickly be search and aggregated, with the results visualised or alerts set up for them. For example, it could suck in all the logs from your Firewalls, you can then aggregate this data to see what the top 10 threats are, or search where those threats came from and display them on a map.
Splunk has enjoyed a monopoly on this for the past several years and their pricing model reflects this, charging by the GB of data is processes. For example, if your collecting 10GB of data per-day, cost if about £7500 per annum - Lets face it, who knows how much log data their servers and firewalls are going to generate on a day-2-day basis.
Personally I hope Rocana wins this one, as I think the per-GB model is a relic.. its actually one of the reason ELK is being so successful... Also for anybody looking for another alternative, I highly recommend checking out Logscape, licensing is based upon number of indexers, and since 1 indexer (which costs less that a 10GB Splunk licence) can parse 75-100GB per day, its not bad value for money.
You did WHAT??? ... that was my f*cking inheritance!
Its actually SimpliVity.. only reason I know that is case I spoke to them a few days ago!
This took us out for a period yesterday..
We've resilient leased lines with BT and Virgin (routed through Timico), this initially affected our internet traffic about 1pm, for a brief period, then struck with vengeance about 2:30pm. Fortunately we've not epxerienced any problems today.
Re: So a hash matches, then what?
More Quango's, NGO's and charities that suck up money, with huge chunks of it going on bureaucracy and administration..
"So which Cable & Wireless was it that sold their cable bit to NTL .."
Fail for not reading paulf's comments above posted 20 minutes earlier lol!
I see Oracles ploy..
Give it away free, customer don't even know its there and don't use it.
1 year later, they invoice the customers Finance team which is located in another country, doesn't have a clue about it, just sees "Oracle" and assumes its a utilised service and proceeds to make payment.
Re: we'd pay $100
For $100 I would only expect community support.
$100k fine.. thats a bargain
Even if they only managed to recruit a few people, thats still a darn site cheaper that the usual recruitment agency fees.
Then chuck in the free publicity.. IBM's marketing, HR and Finance teams must have laughed all the way to the bank.
I like this guy...
How can I put him forward as the next Information Commissioner?
There is no such thing as good or bad music, its purely a matter of personal taste!
Re: what he fails to mention
Agreed,,, I'd also add like all this type of systems, they're too expensive for the functionality they deliver.
Recently we had a need for a FS (not block) level system that could offer a local cache, but store to S3 and then archive to Glacier or Nearline, the price of these systems was jaw dropping.
In the end I just brought another SAN with a couple of dozen NLSAS drives for local storage, then purchased Cloudberry to run on top of it.. works pretty well, cost me a fraction of the money!
Wouldnt touch it with a fart..
let alone a barge pole.
I brought vRanger about 3 years ago, then quickly got told there would be no major updates for a few months as Dell would be merging AppSure and vRanger! 6 months later I switched to Unitrends, and never looked back.
The fact this integration has taken 3 years says it all, Dell are crap at software...
Don't even get me started on Foglight, cause thats even worse.
Just because you've seen some source code..
Doesn't mean you can trust the compiled code, as it would be incredibly easy to sneak an exploit or backdoor in at compile time. The only way to avoid this is to also have complete control over the whole build process.
So as usual, another government wasting time and money!
Suggestion for next time
Build a DIY lightning rod then earth it to the MD's chair...
Re: Another one bites the dust
Amen... they practically destroyed Quest, 4 years on things like vRanger and Foglight need taking out the back and shot. Personally I like their hardware, but Dell just don't get software.
"Duck Tape and zip ties are of course essential too!"
Though I see you forgot to mention the other essentials, balaclava and a gag.
It would be fairer
To compare it to a Fiesta ST and Clio RS rather than a Focus ST etc.
On a cost front I paid < £20k for my Focus ST3 with most of the trimmings (trick is to find a garage who had one the exact spec your looking for either on display or a demonstrator, and you will instantly save 20%).
Re: Dear Linux user..
"Did I mention it was free."
That is what your mum said... were you listening in again?
Re: Perhaps MicroSoft are looking at this the wrong way 'round...
I was one of the Windows 8 doom sayers, and I'm a Linux Sys Admin in my everyday role.. so I've got enough anti-microsoft street-cred..
But I just don't see it with Windows 10, the privacy issues is a cluster fuck.. but as a OS, I would say Windows 10 supersedes Windows 7 in every way.
meh - Minimum broadband speeds of 5 to 10Mbps,
Make it 100Mb to 500Mb and you've got a deal!
I block ads absolutely everywhere these days, I'm shamed to admit, but I even do it here on my favourite site.
Its just to much.
Rather than trying to squeeze revenue from your visitors, reduce the number of ads and hike your advertising fee.
Re: Not quite the same
"However when you factor in the cost of our time, the HP solution starts to look not so cheap"
So your earning capacity is > £200 per hour?..
These type of boxes are nothing more than crippled mini-itx. With the HP units you get far more expandability, flexibility and even more important, you get reuse. My HP MicroServer went from NAS to ESXi Host.
John McAffee.. The man, the legend..
Come on John don't get all serious on us now.. Your antics are the only thing that have kept me sain over past 3-4 years!
I swear June or July was el-reg's Cloud Sponsorship month... what gives? Saying that, the way this reads, you'd think it was April fools day!
I would never move our Exchange to the Office 365, or any of our business critical applications to
the cloud a hosted-service for 1 simple reason, responsibility - Keeping it up is my girlfriends responsibility, any kind of outage and the business demands instant answers.. Its not because I hate cloud hosted-services, I them a great deal of non-critical services
Also given the way Microsoft's legal battle is going, I'm placing good odds that Office 365 will lose a lot of customers!
Not a single thing in that list which warrants a gagging order, let alone a heavy handed one.. this was the FBI being underhanded and trying to hide their activity from joe-public - So they were obviously worried about backlash if this became public-knowledge.
Then James Comey along with every law enforcement and politician wonder why nobody trusts them or has faith in the secret "oversight", provided courtesy of their fellow cronies.
I hope Nicholas Merrill gets the recognition and compensation he deserves for having this shoved down his throat for over a decade!
Hmm sounds familiar..
By any chance was it a iiyama 21" CRT monitor? and a 24 Port Netgear Pro Safe?
Re: I'm linking rollout to a h/w refresh
Its a nice utopian view, but in business the commercial needs and profit will always come out ahead. This is why so many business fail to refresh and get lumbred with legacy systems.
Re: I'm linking rollout to a h/w refresh
@Steve Roper - Please share your source of this information?
Sounds like codswallop to me, it would be fairly stupid of Microsoft to allow this stuff to be controlled via GPO, then try to override it via some local security check.
Likewise, it would be even more stupid for Microsoft to force this stuff, when they're trying to get everybody on it, and Enterprise would simply not stand for it, and even if they did, huge markets would be prevented from adopting it by almost every global regulatory body (PCI, ISO, SAN, SOX, FISMA, HIPAA).
Also let me ask, do you use a Android-phone or iPhone? Because if you really are this paranoid, please do not use an of the Google or Apple services.
All great argument from both sides...
Not that I read either, its far too intelligent to digest on a Tuesday morning..
Been looking for a Linux Sys Admin myself for around 3 months.. I finally offered the role last week..
My advise if your looking - don't take anything under £40k..
Must admit i've not seen anything micro-transaction based on the PC... also its probably the best games i have seen in a very long time.
My only gripe in the repetitiveness of Afghanistan... also I loved the narrative of previous MGS's.
Re: About Time
@Steve Crook - That is hyperbole. Framework size is everything, especially when it makes up 90%+ of the execution stack and response time. Memory and CPU may be in excess supply, but they still cost money, also the extra resources the OTT framework is utilising could be put to other use.
Also, who said not to use a Framework? Just choose the right one for the job at hand. Often developers resort to a position of comfort such as using Zend and Doctrine for that 3 pages website, rather than practicality and using something like Slim.
As a side note, developers who do choose right tool for the job, find they'll get the implementation done quicker, with less bugs and the project is more easily expanded.
Re: About Time
Christian Berger, 100% agree.
I was a Java developer in 2000-05 and saw this start happening, the simplest applications, about 500kb compiled were using 200Mb worth of external jars, it was crazy. So I moved onto PHP, and in recent years, I've seen the same thing happening here.
Lazy ass developers using the Zend Framework for 2-3 pages websites, or inappropriately using Doctrine to run a query which borks a server with 6GB RAM, but if done in raw SQL code would work on a machine with 256MB.
What those developers don't seem to understand is, there is a time and place for a Framework, but choose the right tool for the job!