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* Posts by Andre 3

18 posts • joined 7 Oct 2009

Amazon cloud sinks, smothers Web 2.0 darlings

Andre 3
FAIL

DR

Wonder if any of these so-called 'big names' have heard of DR....?

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$1,000 reward offered for stolen cancer research laptop

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Intel supercharges storage Atoms

Andre 3
FAIL

Prices?

Just make them cheaper, then we'll all buy one. Home NAS for £300? I dont think so. £150 maybe I'll think about it.

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Acer Aspire 1825PT 11.6in touchscreen notebook

Andre 3
WTF?

CD Drive

WTF is up with the Reg Hardware reviewer and banging on about "missing" CD drives? I have one in my laptop and used it last over 6 months ago. Windows 7 can be installed from USB, and almost everything else can be downloaded or sent via email. Please get the reviewers to state WHY they NEED a CD drive?!

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Cisco slips out Atom-powered block and file box

Andre 3
FAIL

Netapp Storevault

Oh Netapp, can you now see why you were so dumb to kill off the Storevault? The competition would be blown away by ONTAP running on one of these little boxes, with dedupe and RAID-DP inside...

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Idle gear: It's too darn hot

Andre 3
Go

VDI on ESX with HP iLO

With VMWare building DPM into its systems VDI on ESX with HP kit, DPM connected to iLO and the whole lot in a automated DRS cluster means we can have servers power up and down according to load, and rebalance the cluster as needed. Users don't see any performance slowdown thanks to PAM cards on the NetApps we use for storage and we save on power overnight and weekends as most of the hosts power down.

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Gizmodophone may have forced Jobs' hand

Andre 3
Go

Cheaper version?

Has anyone thought maybe Apple will release 2 versions - one 'top-spec' model with all the whizz bang features, and one 'budget' model for those on lower budgets, say Africa/Asia/Latin America? I can see many going for the budget model if the price is right...

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'Switch to Century Gothic to save the planet'

Andre 3
FAIL

Neither font nor ink the problem...

Just don't print it, then you save electric AND forests. Everyone wins.

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9TB in 20 minutes? Sign me up!

Andre 3
Terminator

orders of magnitude improvement in other analytic tasks

So they can apply this to the XIV's then?

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Tandberg goes atomic on NAS

Andre 3
Go

When can I have one?

And how much are they? If these can get below the £500 mark then there's a big home user market that would love dedupe for all those copies of photos and music they have around the house.

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Elgato intros networked HD-capable TV tuner

Andre 3
FAIL

Price?

Why buy this when you can get the same (and possibly better) in a HDHomeRun for £120?

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Dell floats new line of lighter, pared-down servers

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Thumb Up

Home use

These would be great for those of us with servers at home - low power use and cheap enough to buy a few. I could think of a number of applications already.

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Sony Ericsson preps BlackBerry-style WinMo phone

Andre 3
FAIL

Nokia...

Can anyone say "E61"?

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Tesco iPhone priced, dated

Andre 3
FAIL

Competition...

..is so over-rated. These are the same prices as everyone else. Nice to see the financial clout of Tesco won over Apple.

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Drobo restrings boxes to double-up product range

Andre 3
Pint

@AC: Ouch

@ AC - you forgot to link to the (much better) FreeNAS - http://www.freenas.org/

It now includes ZFS so you don't need a fancy RAID card to get the full peace of mind and storage pooling you have in the Drobo. Point and click software is also easy to get going and use.

Best of all, its free (as in beer)

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3Leaf makes big SMPs out of x64 clusters

Andre 3
WTF?

Sprawl

So we're going to end up with monster servers virtualised to run single dinky VM's, and dinky servers 3Leaf'd to run single monster servers..

EH?!

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3PAR developing united federation of clusters

Andre 3
Go

@Colin_L

NetApp R4 and RDP is a Raid 4 tech that sticks parity onto dedicated disks - this causes them to run very 'hot' in a busy system and can cause slowdowns. The 3Par system sounds more like a tweak of Raid 6 to work on the 3Par 'chunklet' system (check their site for the exact details or see http://bit.ly/2YzQK5 ). This means that loads are still striped across all disks in the array which boosts performance.

Source(s): 3Par user

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Parallels bares all with server hypervisor

Andre 3
Alert

Management?

We manage over 2000 VM's on 500 servers across multiple DC's... vSphere has a great management tool that makes this work. What do these fools have?

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