* Posts by Trevor_Pott

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Google Talk is dead, long live, er, Google Talk: Chat will survive app zap, flaps G+ chap

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Re: "Google wasn't quite sure how to best coax people onto Hangouts"

"Reliably syncing messages" worked just fine, back in the pre-Hangouts days. by this I mean turn-of-the-millenium-ish, when the whole service was just XMPP. The introduction of Hangouts (and the XMPP bridge that was required to weld the two services together) was what made the whole thing a rotten pile of unworking crap.

That said, your point about the text "buttons" is well taken. Personally, I don't consider text "clutter". The icons can go. Why do we need them? Just have little text links to functionality.

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"Google wasn't quite sure how to best coax people onto Hangouts"

A client that doesn't make me want to hunt the fuckers who wrote it for sport would be a great start. The gtalk client was damned near perfect. Trillian is even better. Multiuser support is a must.

"Coax people onto Hangouts"? Make it worth using, Google. Then be shocked and amazed when people use it. Here's the secret formula:

1) Make an uncluttered, intuitive, easy to use UI that the majority of people don't have to "learn" and actually like.

2) GOOGLE, STOP MOVING MY FUCKING BUTTONS

If someone suggests anything other than those two steps as a path to success for your products, shoot them.

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Obama turns back on spooks: 'I'm on the side of strong encryption'

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Re: on the warpath

Reviews. I've been doing reviews of storage, hyperconverged systems, more storage, more hyperconverged systems and some storage. OH GOD OH GOD THE STORAGE. I have a giant pile of stuff that's "mostly" written, but it keeps getting backburnered by the really nicely high-paying commercial content work I get for...a bunch of storage companies.

Seriously, I used to do a bunch of Windows stuff. And phones. And...well a lot of things. How did I become Storage Guy? Virtualisation and storage and VDI, oh my!

Stuff should start showing up soon. I've finally caught up after one of my writers left (very long story), resulting in my having to redo two months' work while still doing two people's worth of regular work during Jan and Feb. By tonight I should be caught up. After that, I put all this testing into article form.

Storage!

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I think you have that wrong. Obama isn't "still on his warpath"...he never has been on one. What the previous poster was trying to get across was that Obama has been towing the party line the whole time. Playing politics, doing what is right for "the Democrats" as a larger entity, and not pushing through what he, Barack Obama, felt was right, good and just.

And now, the midterms are over and there is no more campaigning he has to do. He is free and clear, and sick of people from both parties stabbing him in the back whenever it's convenient.

I think it's far more fair to say that Obama is finally on the warpath. After 6 years with his thumb up his ass doing nothing, he's finally out there getting shit done, with no fucks given about the need for the Republicans to "get a win" or whether or not it makes some backbencher Democrat look good. He's got two years to craft his legacy, and damned be the poor fucker that gets in his way.

And good on 'im. For all his flaws - and they are many - he won't be an eleventy squillionth as bad for the US as his predecessor was. And sadly, that's the best the US can hope for these days.

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Nutanix to release 'community version' of its secret software sauce

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Re: Desperate Move

Hi, ahb, which department do you work in at VMware?

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Fight back against illegal GCHQ spying with PAPERWORK!

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@LucreLout

Did it hurt when you jammed your head up your own ass, or were your born in that position?

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'Come on, everyone – block US govt staff ogling web smut at work'

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Re: Why just porn?

"But, and you can call me a puritan if it makes you feel better, if he's spending even half an hour a day on ChicksWithDicks, I really don't want him doing it there."

But why should your personal hangups be the basis for restricting the freedoms of others? There's nothing wrong with pornography. Or sex. Or genetalia. Or chicks with dicks. Or dicks in chicks. Of chick dicking dick chicks with added porn and some additional porn.

You're a sack of chemicals and then you die. So is everyone else. We're all just looking for the chemical reactions and interactions that make life a little less shit. So why - oh why - should the fact that you have insecurity issues/social inhibitions/whatever the hell the problem is determine what means the rest of us can employ to get some happy chemicals into our brains?

It doesn't harm you, or anyone else. But apparently the knowledge that someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable is enough to give you the right to control that person. Nice. The logic behind that one will be wonderful.

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Google cuts Microsoft and pals some slack in zero-day vuln crusade – an extra 14 days tops

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Re: More Eyes on Code

"Which language was 'like' Visual Basic?"

Base primates smearing poop on the walls comes to mind...

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Exablox is pretty sweet - but not great for restore applications

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Actually, Exablox started as a backup company, punting their wares to those looking to do large scale backups. I'm positive they could address your issue of a mere 22TB.

The whole concept of Exablox for primary storage is what's new (ish). Now, there is nothing in the design that should preclude it, but I have to admit to having my doubts about how it would hold up amongst various workloads. Which, I suppose, is where I should go read StorageReview's review. Which I probably will. After I get over being miffed that none of these things have showed up in my lab for review...

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Flash die supply dry? Not us. We've got a deal with Micron - Seagate

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Good for whom?

Good for Seagate, but none of this addresses the basic issue that we are rapidly running out of planetary fab capacity. RAM prices aren't exactly dropping, and flash is being bought in many cases faster than it can be built. The channel will bear the brunt of this, as they struggle to find affordable quality flash and RAM to meet their needs. More fabs, damn it!

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Vint Cerf: Everything we do will be ERASED! You can't even find last 2 times I said this

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Re: Turtles all the way down?

"It can't be Jake, there's no mention of doing it whilst horseback riding through his vineyards."

Clearly while on route to his handcrafted mahogany helicopter which he will use for his quarterly trip into the city to gather the few supplies he doesn't make himself artisinally on his massive plot of prime land.

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Microsoft: Look at our cloudy privacy award. Isn't it so ... meaningful?

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Fucking panopticon apologists

@Chris Miller

Sync.com is a dropbox alternative that does exactly what I described. It's commercial. So right there you're flat out wrong. And I am working with a number of Canadian cloud providers to get to zero knowledge encryption for general workloads, and more!

Sorry mate, just becuase you prefer to live in a world where the presumption of innocence has been abandonned doesn't mean the rest of us are stupid enough to pay money to usher in such a society. Just remember to always speak what you're told to speak, Mr. Miller. Lest you run face first into the new laws that equate political dissidence with "antisocial behavior", and "antisocial behavior" with "nonviolent extremism", and "nonviolent extremism" with terrorism.

In the world you choose to pay for, be very careful what you say, and to whom. Be careful what you think, and where you write those thoughts down. Do you even know if they're illegal? Honestly? You know every single criminal law in every single jurisdiction that might have say or sway over your cloudy life?

Are you certain of that?

Me, I'll stick to commercial zero knowledge encryption offerings, thanks. And the presumption of innocence they entail.

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Re: “If there is unauthorised access ... we’ll let you know about this,”

Why is unauthorized access even possible? Everything should be encrypted in flight and at rest in a manner such that neither Microsoft nor it's US government TLA partners can get access to it, even if they wanted to. Sorry, but if the US government can access my data, your cloud isn't secure, and fuck you very much I'll not use it.

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Reg hacks (and rest of 'Frisco) in LinkedIn measles contagion scare

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Re: If I get sick...

"You "may" be right about "some" religious conservatives regarding HPV but that has mostly gone by the wayside. "

Bullshit. These freaks are causing all sorts of problems in Alberta over this vaccine. Bastards.

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What goes up but must come down? NetApp's customer invoices

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Not if NetApp wants to actually survive.

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NetApp should buy Maxta and throw resources at it. They can build a kernel module for VMware and use the Openstack/KVM side to try to make a play for hyperscale storage (which, quite frankly, Maxta's doign a reasonable job with.) Sure, Maxta isn't a huge player right now - they're no SimpliVity or Nutanix - but they make decent software and they're small enough to be dirt cheap.

NetApp has the engineering resources to take Maxta and run with it, and - to be perfectly blunt - they need a solution to the hyperconvergence market, as this is where the growth is. Arrays will be around for a long time, but they'll be like mainframes. Increasingly niche and ultra-high end. The mainstream is going hyperconvergence...and NetApp just doesn't live there.

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Gleeful Apple and Microsoft bathe in bathfuls of debt

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Re: Paying Back Bond Interest Is Cheaper Than The USA's Foreign-Made Profits Tax

"What you are referring to is a tax that the corporations are legally and morally obliged to pay. "

No they're not. They only have to pay if they repatriate that money. If they spend it overseas somewhere and the money never comes back to the US, they don't have to pay.

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Over 50? Out of work? Watch out because IT is about to EAT ITSELF

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The unspoken element

The missing bit here is that while there are some exit routes for infrastructure people, the total cumulative number of jobs available will still be insufficient to meet demand. Operations is going the way of warehouse workers. And even those are getting replaced by robots. Hell, now we have hotels whose goal is 90% robots.

Operations jobs, and jobs directly adjacent to operations are going to be few and far between. They will pay way less as competition heats up and only the best of the best will be able to hold the positions. The rest? They need to do something orthogonal to their previous experience. And there they're fighting with the milled masses. Last I heard, they had some trouble on the job front too.

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Storage infrastructure wakeup call

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Opendaylight

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You do realise that "CEPH, Gluster, Swift, etc" are, for all intents and purposes "edge cases". A few hyperscale adoptions that boost the number of nodes deployed, but the number of total organizations adopting them are pretty damend small.

Furthermore, in the real world, "CEPH, Gluster, Swift, etc" do basically fall under "Openstack" for most companies. They don't think about the individual storage technologies in play, and they certainly don't think about those storage technologies outside of Openstack itself. (With the possible exception of CEPH, and even then only in some very rare cases.)

Like it or not, "CEPH, Gluster, Swift, etc" are not out there "solving modern storage challenges." They are - maybe - the technologies of tomorrow. But the ecosystem has to evolve a whole lot before any of those technologies become something mainstream businesses can consider...and they'll require a major commercial partner that largely directs and controls them (a-la RedHat.)

I am afraid that Openstack remains "early adopters only" for now, and all of it's attendant technologies sit there too. That's changing, but not enough to be of material significance for this refresh cycle.

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You know, when you click the link it says pretty clearly "By Freeform Dynamics, sponsored by X-IO Technologies". And, to be perfectly honest, there's nothing in Tony's article there that is untowards. Furthermore, I am pretty familiar with the Freeform guys, and they don't screw around. They would have collected the data and done proper analysis on it.

"Sponsored by X-IO"? Sure. I buy that's the case. But that won't make what's in the report invalid. Maybe that's the problem, eh? It's hitting a little too close to home?

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Microsoft makes 'business case' for marriage equality

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Re: MS going for the niche markets!

Did I hurt your feels? Good. In case you hadn't noticed, that was my intention. I'm not here to make you happy and feel accepted. You have pretty plainly stated that you believe people shouldn't be treated equally, even when treating them equally doesn't inconvenience or affect you in any way.

I don't speak for gay people. I don't speak for not gay people. I speak for myself. And me, myself and I believe that you're a horrible, horrible person and that you should be treated as less than the rest of us. Unequally. Not allowed the same rights.

You know those rights to respect, dignity, benefit of the doubt and so forth? Yeah, fuck you, you don't get them. It's not like you believing what you believe inconveniences me or really affects me...I just enjoy dishing you out a little commenttard taste of your own medicine.

What's more, I know it bothers you. If it didn't, you would stop responding to the comments and just walk away. You would do something productive with your life rather than getting all angsty and in the general direction of the keyboard. But it irks you. And you can't control yourself. You need to respond.

And thus I say: me gusta. Maybe, just maybe, you might have an inkling of what it's like to experience a thousandth the sort of ostracisation, completely pointless hatred and utter jackassery that people you like spew.

Gay people marrying doesn't affect you. companies choosing to put their efforts behind moving the political needle to see it happen doesn't affect you. But still you get your testes all in a knot about it and feel upset enough to wah wah wah all over the comments section.

Welp, now you know the kind of reception you'll get. Not camaraderie. Not acceptance or respect. You'll get treated like the intellectual leper you are.

Hurrah!

As for why do I poke people like you? Because history has shown that if nobody opposes bigots, they eventually obtain power. And what bigots do with power is pretty fucking awful. So you must be opposed. In comment threads, at the polls, everywhere. You must not be allowed to feel welcome anywhere.

And yes, I realize that makes me "intolerant of intolerant people in the name of tolerance". I'm chill with that. Cheers.

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Re: MS going for the niche markets!

"Question : Why do the above commentards feel the need to mention their heterosexuality ?"

Mostly to preempt homophobes like yourself who will inevitably claim that everyone who seeks equality does so because of latent homosexual tendencies, or what-have-you. Because bigoted fuckbags like yourself are traditionally incapable of comprehending that people would defend the rights of groups to which they don't belong.

As for my "tantrums", I'm glad you are accustomed to them. They will continue ad aeternum whenever there is someone who is sufficiently bigoted in the comments. I don't need to - or want to - be excused by the likes of you. I want you to know that you will be opposed.

Here's hoping you have a terrible, horrible and truly awful day!

Cheers.

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Re: Poly?

A) What does polygamy have to do with Muslims? And why would it only disenfranchise Muslims?

B) Do you mean polygamy or polyamory?

C) Do you have a problem with polyandry or just polygyny?

D) What about individuals in open relationships? Or Swingers? Should they be persecuted? Or is it all good so long as they don't cohabit/attempt to get "married"?

E) From whence do you derive your definition of what marriage "should" be?

F) Why is that definition not simply "one or more people choosing to spend as much of the rest of their lives together as possible in the hopes that sharing eachother's lives makes them collectively more happy than they would have otherwise been?"

G) Why should the definition of marriage be anything else?

I could go on, but I think there's more than enough room in those questions for you to be a remorselessly raging bigoted peckerhead in your responses.

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Re: MS going for the niche markets!

I'm 100%, proud-to-be-boob-loving hetero, and Microsoft went up several points in my esteem for helping to fight on this battle front for equality. Even if it was for their own commercial benefit, they did the right thing.

So maybe it's not just "gay people" who want equality.

Maybe, just maybe, all heteros don't all live in mortal terror of a penis entering our ass, and thus don't need to denigrate an entire identifiable group of people because of our own irrational fears. Ooooooooh. The gay people are coming for you! Invent an anal bum cover! Ooooooooooh!

Putz.

Good on Microsoft for standing up for human rights. And to all you homophobic douchecanoes out there - and I say this in the most disrespectful way humanly possible -...eat a dick. Cheers.

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Re: @ Trevor_Pott

@JahBless: I do have hearing that allows me to hear just slightly outside the range for "normal" people. I can pick up things the average person can't, especially as my hearing doesn't seem to have degraded much with time. But I loathe audiophiles.

The whole "you just can't hear the X, so you don't understand" is highly unlikely, given the tests that were done on my hearing. The difference is one of not caring. Also: I maintain my ability to Hear Things Real Good by not putting 400 watts of WTF on each ear, cranking the fucker to 11 and blowing my own clothes off.

If missing the 1111th note in the extra long trill due to a gamma ray impact in your cable is going to completely destroy your ability to appreciate audio, go to a psychiatrist right fucking now.

There is zero sympathy to be had from me for these "people". They are overcompensating for some missing part of their humanity by attempting to spend their way to the pinnacle of theoretical penis swinging contest that has no practical application. Buying the next gold plated cable will not salve the psychological damage that made them desire that cable in the first place, and it will not advance their position within the ranks of the social groups that ostracized them and helped trigger the most recent round of wasting their paycheques.

Audiophiles need psychiatric help. They are not well. Not only are they not well, they are not well in such a way that vehemently denying their illness is a core part of their illness and they lash out (many times violently) against those who attempt to intervene. They're like mean drunks, except they get drunk off of hearing (or not hearing) things that are completely in their own mind. It's the worst parts of schizophrenia made manifest in gold plated fuckery and manifested in people who are just barely functional enough to make it through a work day before coming home and going hallucinating a whole bunch.

What really twists my tit about them is that part of their illness manifests itself in a burning need to make everyone else around them miserable by attempting to ceaselessly convince those people the hallucinations are real. It's not enough that they go home and very loudly go mad, oh no! They must drag each and every one of us down to hell with them!

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A *DAMAGED* cable can still do 100Mbit. A *DAMAGED* audio cable can almost always do 10Mbit, unless it's severed. You should be able to get any audio you want down either of those. SO i go back to my comment. WTF are you using?

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What the fucking fucking fuck are you using for audio equipment that it doesn't have a goddamned buffer. If there is packet loss of even $spectacularly_huge over a 1Gig (let alone 10Gig!) connection, you shouldn't be noticing any issues with your audio. The thing playing the song on the other end should be able to cope with packet loss, congestion and the fucking woo woo crystals that align themselves to make the audiophiles think gold plated penises are the answer to their feelings of crushing, crushing inadequacy.

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Ex-squeeze me? Baking soda? Boffins claim it safely sucks CO2 out of the air

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Re: Carbonates are how the Earth deals with excess CO2

"Where do you plan to put it all?""

Under a mountain of ice?

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Obama pinches VMware's CIO for same gig at White House

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"Want to know what CIOs have in common? They generally don't know anything about technology. If you doubt me, take a look at vSphere 6. It's an excellent example that VMware doesn't even have a sound understanding of what needs to be done in a data center. "

You're an idiot. On two fronts. The first: vSphere 6 is actually damned fine software. Yes, being forced to use a flash UI sucks ass. No, it's not the end of the world, and yes the software itself is spiffy and awesome.

But the more important proof of your toolhood is that you do not grok the delta between CIO and CTO. The CIO is someone who implements technologies. Or rather, he leads teams of people who implement the technologies he chooses.

Now the CTO, on the other hand, is the guy who designs the technologies sold by a company. If there's someone upon whom you should be casting aspersions for your irrational dislike of vSphere 6, it's not the CxO with the "I" in the middle, but rather the fellow swapping the "x" for a "T".

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Internet lobs $$$s at dev of crucial GPG tool after he runs short of cash

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Re: Scooge McCorps

The point of free software is that others are free to use it.

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Re: How to donate

Agreed. I don't have much, but I have, I'll donate.

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Net neutrality: Someone WILL sue. So will the FCC's rules hold up?

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Inforamtion service versus service provider.

I think this is pretty simple.

If you are an information service then you have some say over the information provided, and you don't get to hide under "safe harbour" provisions. The MAFIAA get to target you directly for every copyright infringement that passes your network, and angry parents get to go after you for every child bullied, every bit of kiddy porn downloaded.

If you are a service provider, you merely provide a service and content is provided by others, meaning you can hide behind "safe harbour" provisions. You simply pass the bits, so the copyright lobby and the angry parents can go after you.

So which is it, telcos? Are you service providers, and information services? Are you dumb pipes, or do you curate the bits? Make your choice wisely.

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vSphere 6.0 is BADASS. Not that I've played with it or anything. Ahem

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Re: VDI for small company

All part of the service!

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Re: You call this an improved client? You are having a laugh, Trev.

VMware's management tools are way - way - better than the competition. Way better.

As for Docker taking over...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/02/docker_part_3_containers_versus_hypervisors/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/04/docker_part_4_prognostication_microsoft_and_the_red_wedding/

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Re: You call this an improved client? You are having a laugh, Trev.

Spoken like someone who hasn't had to actually use the various management tools on offer for a living.

VMware is entirely worth the money. And then some.

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Re: It's become too expensive

Okay, here I need proof that VSAN is slower on the same hardware than storage spaces. The past 6 months of testing tell me a dramatically different story than you just did.

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Re: VDI for small company

Hi Porco Rosso, the first question we have to answer is "what do you mean by VDI?" If you just want your users to log into something over RDP, grab a desktop and have a Windows computing experience, you don't need to give every user a VM to do that. You can probably get away with one (I would normally argue two, just for paranoia's sake) Windows Server instances done up with Remote Desktop Services.

For small deployments, I use RDS where I can, because the licensing on "real" VDI is fearful. You can use Liquidware Labs's UEM software to do most of the "really neat VDI stuff" that you would want without even having to buy the expensive VDI licenses. This includes migrating resources between VMs and physical systems, including application settings for applications that don't migrate. It's complicated topic, but - as luck would have it - Liquidware recently commissioned me to write a whitepaper on the topic, which you can find here: http://info.liquidwarelabs.com/Whitepaper_UEMFormLandingPage.html

If I were to design your environment blindly (and without more information it's pretty blind!) I'd say "go buy a VMware Essentials or Essentials Plus kit (depending on which features you feel you need), get Windows Datacenter licenses for all the servers you need and use Veeam to back it all up."

VMware Essentials is cheap cheap cheap, like $500 for 3 servers. But you don't get HA or any of the other really nice toys for that. That's okay, but all you really care about is the fact that it gives you access to the backup APIs. The chances that you need HA for 10 users is pretty small. Hardware doesn't fail that often, and - to be perfectly blunt - you'll run a business just fine off of a single physical server (which runs multiple virtual workloads) and using Veeam to back that up to something like an ioSafe (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/02/setting_the_iosafe_214_on_fire/) NAS.

This gives you full disaster proof storage. It gives you expandability (you can add nodes to your cluster as you grow,) and you can fit a lot of workloads on a single modern server. But the server a Windows Datacenter license so you can have as many Windows VMs as you want.

Virtualise two copies of Windows Server for Remote Desktop Services and spin up a third to act as an RDS gateway. This way your users will be load balanced between the two VMs, and you can take one down for maintenance while only affecting half your users. Or, since it's datacenter, spin up 10 server VMs, one for each user! (Don't forget you still need 10 RDS CALs, no matter how you spin this.)

You can then put all your remaining (server) workloads in either Windows or Linux VMs as you see fit. If you plan on going past one server to start, look at hyperconverged solutions in order to be able to get away from SAN or NAS complexity for such a small deployment. Just take the local disks on you nodes and lash them together into a single storage pool. There's a list of the big players in the article. E-mail me if you need introductions to any of them.

Your biggest single expense should be the Windows license. A single server is cheap, and a two disk IOsafe with enough storage to back up your workloads is cheap too. VMware Essentials is cheap, and you don't need essentials plus with one server in play. Veeam for a single server should be free.

*Poof*. SMB setup for 10 users on a single server with recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives that should be compatible with your typical 10-man shop. If that doesn't seem like it would work for you, please give me more info, and I can suggest alternatives.

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Re: Shiny object.....squirrel!

"I'd rather see them reduce the overhead and improve their cpu scheduling so I can drive higher utilization levels in a more balanced fashion"

What workloads are you running - and with what configs - that you can't flatten a VMware node if you want? I'm intensely curious, as I spend all day long comparing metal to virtualised systems and there's not a hell of a lot of overhead with VMware for most workloads.

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Re: woe betide the un-v'ed

Um....do any of these meet your needs?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/12/vmware_enterprise_review/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/16/virtualisation_licences/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/16/virtual_management/

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Re: Update Manager

Yeah, in the GUI section. VUM has "it's own client", which is basically a version of the C# client with the plugin installed. No real change there. It's a bandaid, not a fix.

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Nutanix is out in front - but can it stay ahead of the burgeoning pack?

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Short version? Yes. Nutanix can make IPO if they want, and if nobody offers them a big enough bag of cash in the meantime. Those talks are continual, ongoing and multi-party, I am sure.

The thing to bear in mind is that Nutanix is neither stupid nor a one-trick pony. They are perfectly aware that their market is begin commoditised, and they have no intention of getting trapped playing the same game VMware has been playing for years. VMware has been trying to deny the commoditisation of the hypervisor while casting about desperately for something - anything - to lock everyone in to their specific hypervisor.

Nutnaix will admit - privately, if not publicly - that hyperconvergence is already a commodity. Their goal is to ride the wave at the top to see how much hay they can make until everyone else realizes that competitors like Maxta, Scale Yottabye and so forth exist, and then plowing that money into both brand building (name recognition!) and R&D. They have secret squirrel projects of their own to address tomorrow's problems, even as they are building out their sales for to sell the stuff that answers today's problems.

So far, so good. That's what you expect a company that isn't yet a lumbering monopoly in their field to do. Nutanix will shed market share as other competitors gain traction, but the market for hyperconvergence itself is growing at such a rate that they simply don't care. Let 1o other companies duke it out to be the Android of hyeprconvergence. As far they are concerned they're the iPhone of that market, and they'll dine on that for the better part of the next decade.

The losers here are the array vendors. Just look at EMC's numbers to grok that. "New storage" is growing rapidly. "Old storage" not so much. So there's plenty of money for the hyperconverged companies to gobble up. Who ends up with what slice of the pie is, when all is said and done, irrelevant.

It's irrelevant because the hyperconverged wars are over almost as soon as they began. This market has so many players it's been commoditised even before all the entrants are spun up. So the question isn't "who gets what slice of the pie" or even "who gets the high margin bit of the pie", but "who has a solution for to do five years from now where there's no more margin in hyperconvergence to be had at all?"

And to know that, you need to know what they're up to behind the scenes...and most of these folks are increasingly tight lipped about that...

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NASA: Give us JUST 0.5% of the federal budget and we'll take you to MARS and EUROPA

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Re: Ted Cruz

He's a fuck of a lot more crazy than being a climate change denier, although that's pretty fucking crazy. He's pretty anti science up and down the whole of the spectrum, and touts god as the cause and reason for most things. He has demanded evolution not be taught and so on and so forth. He is fucking batshit looney tunes insane with added sky fairy. Lock 'im up, and then melt the key down for use in deep core drilling.

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It's Ted Cruz. I don't know if you're aware, but he's completely fucking batshit insane. Full bore ultra-right wing anti-science whack job with added Jesus.

NASA's fucked.

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Anthem, America's second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach

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Re: cornz 1

Facebook is more valuable than Portugal, isn't it? So I fully expect American megacorporations to have the resources of a nation state and be able to defend themselves. When you're as big as Anthem, you don't get excuses.

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Intel silicon photonics modules can't take the heat of the HPC kitchen

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Imagine: a 64 node cluster running all NVMe or MCS flash drives with 1TB/node with 18 cores (2 sockets) per node and all the bits internal to the node lashed together at 1Tbit interconnect. Then lash the nodes in the cluster together with 100Gbit interconnects.

That's a hell of a minecraft cluster.

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

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You ask for some hardlines and some computer equipment. Someone thinks this is "suspicious". Then you get checked up and raided? Wut?

What happened to "innocent unless proven guilty?" Surely there has to be some pretty legitimate grounds for suspicion before you lie your way into someone's home (rented or not!). Using lies to get in to someone's home to see if they are doing anything that might be illegal enough to investigate sounds a lot like fishing to me. Hmm...

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Extra detailed Big Iron coverage, LIVE TODAY at The Platform

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Really, anything with TPM in it is good. Been one of my favourite tech journos for quite some time. Asks the hard questions; we need more like that.

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How Pivotal cracked the one-billion-dollar code

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A billion dollar "price tag" (corporate valuation) is far different from a billion dollar run rate, which is what Red Hat surpassed.

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