20 posts • joined Wednesday 22nd February 2012 04:58 GMT
as good and bad as it may be the reality is that a single shot from a gun not found on xray but build in flight is all that is needed to repeat 9-11 type war starters. and to say the cost is too high you think a few grand is going to stop someone on a mission.....
Reaaly so I try to sell storage in a market trying to change by doing exactly what everyone else has been doing for years but show how great I am by adding the latest buzz word in called "Cloud" remove some of the control the customer would have and sell it at a price too high for anyone who does not care about all this.
Maybe if they just sold the software cheaply then they would do ok? but even that model is becoming popular. I seriously cannot figure out what their plan is entering the already saturated filer market with no innovation.
So does MS hosting company not get a discount on Windows licenses enabling them to always be cheaper than anyone for Windows VM's?
I always find it amusing that marketing thinks flashy words is key to market penetration when in reality if they had Windows VM's medium for $0.06/hr no one would go anywhere else.
But then there is the monopoly law suit to follow and proof that MS will only ever be an alternative player to avoid killing the other arm of the business.
I understand the importance of it and how great it will be to have ESXi control outside of VMware but for pricing it looks like they have taken the one off cost with VMware and replaced it with a cost per host plus the normal VMware host license costs making it more expensive for all but he smallest deployments that would not look at this anyway.
Looks to be more of a tick the box than actually worth using unless it was to help move to free hypervisors.
Cut costs easy. kill off all accept technical staff to keep things running and then spend all money on content.
If you have all the content people want they will come based on word of mouth not marketing. Nothing like an expensive marketing campaign to get people interested who then visit the website to find no content turning them into a lost opportunity.
I do have to question why every poster is "Anonymous Coward" vendors??
As a customer and a vendor there is good reason why we went with VNX heck even the largest super computer in the world runs on VNX's.
Did we look at HP yea we used to buy and ship to customers allot of HP kit now its nothing why well HP the problem is there has not been substantial improvement in technology for some time. Followed by the fact every time we price in HP vs other vendors in all things HP they come out 3 times more expensive and take allot longer to get anything done.
Re: I smell BS
experience has taught our company this. Some departments have learnt and others continue to repeat. While I think it is a bad attitude from both sides there is allot to be said about letting the IT department know what is in the plans and what is coming up and add their input.
Generally Dev's contracted by IT cost more for the first quote but get the job done and work on good relationships already established. Other departments go out and find someone cheap and then get them involved without really looking into details about the company. Causing project overruns and budget blow-outs often blamed on IT.
Like all areas on business enough value is not put on communication and respect for each ohters view.
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
"most people just upped sticks and started Jenkins"
This is one of the problems should I deploy and support a product that tomorrow someone gets upset and instead of quitting or being fired causing a fork in the code and I am left trying to figure out if I re-deploy or stick with what is left of the old dev team.
I will happily point finger at MS but at least when I need office there is a company with its name behind it supporting it and moving the product forward. (don't get me started on the dropped or renamed functions in excel with every version) but at least I don't have to worry MS are going to EOL office tomorrow and create a fork of it under some new product name.
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
Along with all the other reason posted here as someone that works for a company run by contracts and spends hours writing proposals and supporting others writing even larger ones I can tell you that all the automation and templating/collaboration is irreplaceable in big business.
We have tried and tried to make Open Source office work and as of yet there is just far too many issues integrating it into a corporate.
yes but you don't see nvidia launch on the budget card do you.First you need to launch the premium and work on the process to make it cheaper.
Also fragmentation is a problem for Android due to its nature. windows has hardware fragmentation but uses the same OS to keep things working. Android is open and the HW manufacturer can modify alot of code causing problem for developers. Also HW fragmentation. so there lies the issue no solid ground for Android be it in hardware or software.
Re: "BRIC economies cannot generate money"
If I were to go by the bank balance Apple has then yes completely. And if there is a market in the future how many decades till it reaches the same profit already generated in the past 3 years by Apple.
My guess by that time BRIC will be lusting after something new that costs too much and trying to make cheap version of it. That's how the economies in 3rd world work.
Re: Ummmmm, yeahhhhh.......
and why were they or more importantly did they make money. Yes a little for Amazon at sale but then they were all jail broken so people could do what they liked and then the profit factor hit zero and continued to fall.
Where people only want a cheap product sure they will buy but then the wallet closes and they start pirating and MS have no business model there.
!!! calling for someone with an Android tablet who has not jail broken and pays for every app to make comment!!!
Agree - its not about population at all, I bet the author of the article does not try to sell his products in Tanzania.. its about money and where is 80% of the worlds money in 20% of the people. that is a market rather than struggle with $1 profits market high and push premium product to those who will buy without thinking create a desire for poorer to desire the high end. And never launch a cheap crappy product or the same author who dished you for not doing it will dish you for a rubbish product on launch.
All in all the same reason or this article (generate hype and thus traffic for advertising) is how to make it.
Next will we see an article claiming Ferrari need to start selling in the sub $50,000 market to attain better profits sure in the short term until the name is mud and no longer desired.
Because your have to be an idiot to use timeline to gain an email address to get hold of your supposed best friend. Must be a sad life when the only form of getting hold of your 100K best friends is to search their timeline for their email.....
not sure why people find this so bad. you are using their service and not paying you can complain when you start paying for it.
If FB changed their logo colour is that something you have a say in? As someone who works for a company I know as a consumer you use their service on their terms....
Thumbs up because I like seeing how up in arms people get when something so small in their life changes while simultaneously complaining its not changing enough.
Hey if RSA can be hacked and encryption seeds taken then how much easier a device in your pocket. I agree using a technology for bump payments that is also used to swap info with others bring up a whole new pick pocket trend where all they have to do is walk into you not actually get their sticky fingers into your pocket makes me a little nervous about the tech.
Funny how this explains why our WAN went dead to Alice Springs yesterday but Telstra was unable to tell me why..... Maybe Reg can keep me informed of other issues in my network..
can't tell you haw many times they have tried to ram this down my throat that they can do it better when we are a global company. If its run anything like the ISP side of the business then I'll take no part.
Funny they want to ensure VMware is not the dominant player in Private cloud but then bow out of the game and drop xenserver (not officially but when was the last real feature update).
If you have ESX what is the first choice for cloud management?...
Then there is the problem that VMware is the only one shipping real product with improvements and features being added constantly.
And I was a real xen/openstack fan until I needed features and now.
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