20 posts • joined 14 Jan 2013
more talk, less code
Apparently, RedHat is more and more becoming a PR machine.
Somewhere 3 years ago they already spend 4x more dollars on PR than on R&D. (SEC filling, find it yourself if you must :-) )
coffeemugs, t-shirts, talented PR people.
it works, as we can see. RedHat is becoming a kind of drop-in replacement for Solaris / HP-UX.
here is the catch.
RHEL is a drop-in replacement, yes. but not technology-wise.
RedHat's subscription business model is a drop-in replacement for the old generation of CIO's, who want to have a sales-rep to yell at and to blame when their shop goes titsup.... A billion dollar company, "how could I have known it was not good at <....> ? " is a very good blame-catcher.
It takes a lot more guts to go opensource all the way. running a very expensive proprietary database on a very expensive linux is not much different from what it has replaced........... you won't get fired for that if it goes awry.........
fortunately, the USA economy will collapse next year.
perhaps that will help. (all of europe with a seriously damaged pension perspective or none at all)
introducing democracy in Iraq (or controlling a lot of oil)
is also quite expensive.
10's of beeeelllions spent, and no result whatsoever......
link to user manual is not there, it is
and this might help a little
if you have your own ssl provider, replace the private key with your own and you are good to go.....
like to share is welcome, including spreadsheets :-)
is also a OS, right ?
these guys gave us kvm on top of the os,
and now tell us we can live without kvm on top of the os.
Been there, done that, still doing it. without KVM.
Re: The hypocrisy of tech companies.
read it carefully. she's saying IBM can't allow employees to put customer data on a service not controlled by IBM. simple compliance, and a good rule this time.
Re: Power still kicking? imagine the
number of devices that western digital sold like live book. (44x power chips)
or the powerchips in almost every motormanagement system of many car brands
or sat receivers, wifi routets, and so on.
there's millions of those chips.....
this anti-terrorism is a new form of terrorism. but now from your own government
this is "news" from one year ago, and the conclusion of this article is total nonsense.
the link to the documents is in dutch, unfortunately.
However, I can help, because I can read it.
It says simply that cloud services are yet another form of outsourcing.
The rules still apply. In no way there is any suggestion in that document that the rules are relaxed or changed to make outsourcing to a cloud provider possible.
On the contrary, the document seems to be written to make sure everyone understands that moving applications in to the cloud makes no difference to the rules and regulations in effect.
Which I think makes it pretty much obvious that you cannot move a core banking application into the cloud:
simply because the cloud providers at this moment cannot and are not interested in delivering such a service, that would comply with EU regulations. Mostly because they couldnt make money with it.....
two guys who *are* the problem, are talking about the problem
PRISM, echelon, and the unknown ones we didnt hear about yet.
these are all government built invasions of our privacy, funded by us, to subsidize techfirms to develop chip technology and software that has no other market than governments that build $ 3 bln datacenters.
they are all in it, and we are the sheep, paying for our own demise.
who do we trust Huawei ? or Cisco ?
these same types like that Clapper with his semantic blindspot are blackpainting company's like Huawei.
but 90% of the internet runs through Cisco gear.
Oh right, that's only foreigners private data, not from uebermenschen from the USA. I should have remembered that.
W = V x I
since the V is not known, we do not know the watts, so the article is meaningless.
basic physics, did you guys forget ?
Re: "ganging up a bunch of swallows to carry the thing off".
two things at work here..... nothing to do with cloud.....
I think you are glueing together "cheap/ commodity" and cloud.
it is not.
you can build a (ceph, e.g.) storage cloud in-house or out-house.
so cheap has nothing to do with cloud onsite or offsite.
if it is terabytes that go in there, you cant have it in the offsite cloud. because you cannot change cloudvendor anymore once you reach the 10's of terabytes. which effectively locks you in until network speed goes up a factor 100 the least. please note that there is not a single cloudprovider that enables you to offload your stuff from their "service".
offloading it to offsite cloud will present you with cost far beyond what you will spend onsite.
only problem is that one needs to convince storage administrators that you can build a reliable storage service based on cheap commodity technology and proper storage software like ceph and others. which are free as in speech and beer.
well, without amazon, rackspace, nasa, NSA ......
and a few others vmware is indeed quite big.
but the main x86 virtualisation technology when it comes to serious, commercial cloud / massive datacenters, where businesses small and large are going, is still Xen.
Look for ubuntu to fill a lot of space. they've been chosen by the chinese government...........
Look for citrix/xen to steal from vmware, as a logical next step for those who are afraid of simply going
the full opensource monty do-it-yourself to cut some cost.......
now, where s my boat....?
blame it on the gun, not on the gunner ?
"The explosion of inexpensive and readily-accessible attack tools is enabling almost anybody to carry out DDoS attacks."
I dont think so. It's the hijacking of a million PC's that makes this possible.
the reason for most of us to employ virtualization is multiple workloads with a mix of charcteristics on a single box. Which causes strain on cache efficiency of the cpu, memory - cpu transfer, etc.
tpc does not reflect that situation very much... the ibm benchmark is imho thus interesting, in that it proofs you do not *have* to go for bare metal for proper performance......
however, the list price tag of vmware ( KVM being almost non-existent in enterprise use)
and to a lesser extent Xen-from-citrix, might still be a good reason to not virtualize such a tpc oltp workload...
I wonder (didnt check) what stops vendors from doing the tpc vm benchmark or cook one themselves, that properly reflects mixed workloads in a slightly realistic setting :-)
a beer is in order, I think :-)
happens 3 times a month with IE .....
so why so much excitement over once in a 3 months with java applets, which is risky IF you are cruising on warez and crackz sites ?
Java in the browser is almost never used anymore anyway.....
?? Surely no one turned off the IE browser because MS will fix it once more at 14th january (today) ?
my coat, plz.....
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