Not exactly serverless computing, more like shared computing/processing/SaaS. We do that today with large, "central" SQL servers that run databases for multiple apps.
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that spinning flywheel...
...which provides power during generator startup is the same system that chernobyl was testing on the night of the accident with similar results it seems!
If they could get the stock price up above $1 then they'd be worth a buy but the stock price has been steadily on the decline for the last 18 months so I can't see them improving anytime soon.
"Instead of dividing people we can bring people together"
I applaud the sentiment but how many rows have started because of what someone said on facebook?
I deleted my facebook account a couple of years back and have no plans to ever create one again.
I thought that they already did this as a matter of standard?
No real surprise that Soldfire are using Dell kit for a reference architecture. Their own storage system is all rebadged Dell and I think it's Dell engineers who do the hardware swaps for them.
I'm surprised that Dell haven't snapped them up yet as the company wouldn't be that expensive and it'll be another storage offering over the god awful equalogic and not quite so bad but still pretty painful compellent.......
The NAO keep on pointing out IT cockup after IT cockup, they need to be careful or they'll find themselves outsourced to a more "MP face saving" organisation......
Re: "We take...
I asked halifax if they'd consider adding some sort of two factor and was told "We take security extremely seriously. We've made a note of your suggestion and thank you for contacting us".
In other words "We take security seriously until we don't and that sounds like effort so bugger off".
And MS Project is just a glorified task manager.
Word is notepad (or maybe notepad++) with bold and italics.
There is certainly some truth it what has been said but it's more about the extra features and functionality that these applications bring to the table, sadly though, a lot of people don't know to use them and do indeed just use MS Project as a task manager and use SAP as Excel.....
They really are. I understand that flaws will be found but patching the hosts requires a reboot. To move all the VM's and apply the patches requires a bunch of co-ordinated work and change requests.
This is on the NOC page:
"We are aware of additional problems at Slough where we have lost power to network devices. "
UPS issues apparently.
Whenever stuff like this hits companies they always use the same tired line "It's only a small number of people affected".
No, it's a CUSTOMER that's affected. The people who pay your bills. Stop treating them like they don't matter and if the number really is that small why are you not pro-actively contacting them?
Violin memory have had their day, their product is a one trick pony that doesn't do anything particularly clever now that other companies like solidfire are around.
Re: Will the spooks be surprised ..
Yup, I made that very point not long ago.
All you need do is spun up a machine at Azure and send people messages through it and thanks to a shared knowledge of code words you can be spied on with no on knowing what you're saying....or forget the computers and have a meet up in the pub.
If this law goes ahead it'll do three things:
1. End a lot of business in the UK as other people do business elsewhere, scared that their data is being leaked.
2. Someone outside the security services will find a way to exploit it
3. Make a lot of extra work for IT people.
This will become the Government's own superfish scandal.
“The events of last week reinforce the principle that customer experience, security and privacy must be our top priorities"
Shouldn't they be anyway? Is this lenovo admitting that security and privacy were not to priorities? At least not until they were caught anyway.
Good riddance. Never have I had so many issues with a piece of networking kit.
Re: On the contrary
Indeed. It was a combination of OPK, Elop, that stupid as all hell burning platforms memo and a lack of risk taking.
A thought just crossed my mind
If Microsoft cannot handle the DNS requests for No-ip can they not scale them out to Azure and if not, is Azure not fit for purpose?
This little cock up should come back and bite them hard.
Still not working for me either.
Worst logo ever........
Seriously, it looks like VMWare are trying to give birth to something......
Oh maybe they are....
Fully agree with point 7. I really can't see the point of FCoE. If you want to chuck data down ethernet cables then you can go iSCSI and 10GBE. If you want FC then you can go pure FC. Having a middle ground with FCoE just seems like a solution to a problem that no one has.
A shade over two years after Elop made huge swathes of ex-Symbian folk redundant following on from the burning platforms memo and decided that the way forward was Microsoft......
WTF as an icon because this is a WTF situation.
The cloud is a wonderful resource but when you use it please do remember that it's someone elses hardware and the chances of that someone else caring as much about your data is pretty much zero. Even private cloud service providers will operate like that, after all, unused capacity is a loss of money to them so please do your due diligence and make sure that when the cloud platform falls over you have your own backup/DR/Replicas ready to go.
On another note 'The UK's 2e2 cloud service collapsed in February with users asked to pay up to $40,000 extra to get their data back.' - anyone have a link for that?
Re: Do what we want, not what we say
I would 'suck it up' if I wasn't paying tax on everything.
Get paid by work - it's taxed.
Put money into my savings account - it's taxed
Buy something at the shop - it's taxed
Order something online - it's taxed
Pay my bills - they are taxed
And my MP? Well, they are in various tax avoidance schemes and have expense funds to handle all that.
Something is very wrong somewhere.
So, According to our lords and masters we should boycott amazon because they use the law and tax loopholes to avoid tax?
Well, you know who else use the same loopholes? MP's.
So lets compare the two.
I can order goods from Amazon which arrive, normally on schedule. If something goes wrong I can speak to someone and they'll replace the goods with no fuss or argument. They also provide things like AWS.
My MP - A tax scrounging, expense stealing parasite that I am banned from speaking to.
Which one would I rather see avoid tax? Neither of them but for service Amazon wins out, therefore this bunch of MP's can go screw themselves rather than the electorate.
As one of the few people here who has installed a solidfire cluster my comment is that it's "not bad". It's an iSCSI only cluster than is all SSD and provides a max of 15,000 IOPS per volume. It has a few limitations at the moment but it's still quite new.
I hope spiceworks does succeed. It's the only place on the internet that I know of where multiple vendors and users can come together to share information. It's a fairly level playing field like that. It deserves to succeed.
Part of me would like to see Elop get it. It would be fun to see him break up the company and sell it to Apple..... ;)
It's a shame that many companies still insist on daily attendance at the office. Even with high speed internet access and remote working there are many managers who think that 'work from home' means 'take a sneaky day off' and there is no tech to improve that trust.
We had a presentation of flashray and I was kinda left with a 'meh' impression and I think that Georgens is wrong with his 'you can't have idle data on flash' because with flash you may pay more per gb but you pay less in power, cooling and rack space.
Re: Apart from the NSA...
640kb was referring to RAM, not storage.
Anyway, provide the storage and the users will eat it :)
The Americans certainly haven't welcomed them and I was told by a meter reader that they have a habit of picking up every spike, especially those from older appliances which generate a voltage spike when turned on which leads to much higher bills.
I was 'surveyed' for one of these meters the other day and I'll be doing what I can to resist having it installed.
good on Ofcom. Next time make the fine higher.
Oh I'm so surprised. TalkTalk deserve this. I had one dealing with them a few years back where they took on my phone line without consent. The sales drone had forged my signature!
A few months back one of the TalkTalk sales drones knocked on my door and promised me that 'it is all different now'. It seems that OFCOM has proven that TalkTalk are as disgusting and shady as ever.
There are actually places that have older style drives to be able to recover data from those tapes sitting out at places like iron mountain at the moment. Of course, one issue here is that to recover data from 10 years ago - or more but it goes a lot further than just the tape drives.
so, once we've found the tape drive that we need we'd then need to find the tape(s) and hope they work.. hang on, how do we restore it? Ok, we need to build a server so we need the correct software - maybe even the patch version. Where do we get that? The supplier doesn't exist any more (or has been bought out). We've got the server backed up on tape but are now in a chicken and egg situation and even if we get the server back we may well need the domain as some backup products (netbackup for example) will use the domain SID to generate an encryption key.
You did keep the passwords for the domain somewhere safe didn't you and not just on the tape????
Long term archive presents a whole series of problems. Tape format and machines to read it are just one of those problems.
It is... extremely badly drafted and almost certainly too absurd to be taken seriously.
Sounds like a lot of legislation that then becomes law.
this is a crazy thing to focus on though, if they haven't defined what pornography is it'll hit girlie mags and the chippendales.
I'll also add that there are other places where sex is banned - certain religious establishments for example and it's worked oh so well for them hasn't it?
Re: Vote with the old wallet, theyll learn (probably)
One reason I'll never buy this game is the requirement to use someone else's server. What happens when EA decide to close the servers down? In five years time you'll own a game you can't play.
So when are netapp moving away from their snapmanager products and using simpanas? We all know it's coming and it was supposed to be announced in Feb but so far nothing.
Re: SysAdmins versus Ops versus Sec
Why mess around with a spreadsheet? Surely networking monitoring/syslog/SNMP must have the ability to say <8 weeks remaining on this cert and send out an alert/change an icon to yellow/something to draw attention to the issue?
"That flooded networks with packet traffic and burned through 3G mobile data allowances"
So does that make Apple liable for the expense? Could be an interesting court case.
Remind me what do they actually do ?"
And that is the big question. They are kinda search, kinda forums but don't have a focus anywhere. They need to pick a direction and a service then sell that. Right now they are doing several different things and all of them are terrible.
'Meh' Because that's exactly how I feel about yahoo.
having a home test lab is a great idea and a necessary expensive IMO. However, it would help if the vendors made 'it lab' license versions available otherwise you've either got trailware or borrowed licence keys.
Another thing vendors could do to help is to allow IT folk access to some of the simulators they have. Both Netapp and VNX have simulators but you already have to have a support contract which strikes me as slightly crazy.
I liked the 'technically illegal unpaid intern bit'. Why highlight that now and not two years ago when it was actually happening?
It seems that she was ok with the HMV dodgy dealings when she had a job but as soon as she is under threat up goes all the accusations.
I don't think it's all idiots or people being careless, I think a lot of it is down to 'Get It Done' pressure that people are under these days. Management need something done urgently so sysadmins will often find ways around various blocks to get it done with good intentions to fix it later but, of course, later never comes and so this is what you have.
James47 - Hah! I remember that and all the moaning about them on the internal facebook tool (socialcircle or socialjerk or something it was called).
At least I got paid off by Nokia a year ago, rather that than getting shifted sideways into HCL. I feel for those left behind.
Nokia to align IT function with its business focus
which with Nokia seems to be 'outsource it! outsource it!!'
A single router is responsible for that much of a problem? what happened to eliminating single points of failure?
Blackberry, O2, Blackberry again........ not good.
Talking of the HP Microservers this is my set up:
5 N40L's - two with 8GB running FreeNAS for replicated storage, three with 16GB (Yes, it's possible http://n40l.wikia.com/wiki/Memory) running VMWare ESX. All have three NICs and they plug into a managed gig switch.
5 N40L's with the cashback = £500. Lets say £600 including delivery.
RAM - 4 x 4GB = £105.58
RAM - 6 x 8GB = £312
FreeNAS hard drives = 10 x 2TB = £1600 (7.1tb usable per NAS box if you use RAID5).
10 Intel CT Nics = £423.6
Netgear Gigabit managed switch GS748T = £297.58
Total = £3338.76 not including money back from selling the old RAM on ebay.
The article says the total was $7965 which works out to £4901.77 and I'd say that the N40L route is a better route because of the options for different configurations, scenarios, etc.
Re: Virgin Media Drone
Oh I can beat that with a BT internet drone.
I was having issues sending email did a few checks to find that the BT SMTP server wasn't accepting traffic on port 25 like it normally does so I phone up the disservice desk to tell them that the SMTP server is out of action. The drone refuses to listen without going through the script then she decides that she can help me if she can take remote control of the PC.
So, as I had nothing better to do I let her take remote control of my PC.
She clicks on Start -> Run -> CMD -> IPCONFIG
up comes my IP address 172.16.1.X
She says....... 'Oh that's your problem Sir, BT use 192.168.Y.Z IP ranges. You are not connected to the internet'.
Even when I pointed out that I must be connected to the internet thanks to the powers of a NATTed router and how could she be accessing my PC if I wasn't she wasn't having any of it and insisted that I needed to change my IP address to a valid one.........
It's scary how uneducated and easily lead some youth appear to be in this day. We've had so many 'end of the world' predictions that it would be comical if people weren't actually taken in.
those peddling such schemes should be arrested or something. they are evil, manipulative so and so's preying on the weak minded in much the same way as any other confidence trickster.
So if files are not property of the owner does that mean that all US govt files are also not property of the US Govt? If so, doesn't that mean that they should all be freely accessible?