Bring out Kid Rock as well!
That's peak Silicon Valley right there. That's what makes the show so damn funny!
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That's peak Silicon Valley right there. That's what makes the show so damn funny!
Not strictly the same thing, but I have an old Samsung SM-P600 tablet that I update regularly with LineageOS builds, so I've always got the monthly security update on it.
"You call *this* a glitch?!"
The Pied Piper guys must be shitting themselves!
Agreed. We're not just talking about "someone else's computer" but a fleet of services such as video transcoding. API gateways, IOT gateways etc that are already built and ready to go. Cloud is so much more than IaaS.
I couldn't help but wonder why a "database upgrade" (if indeed it was this) would cause such a profound effect on their website. I mean, even in the world of outsourcing they must have test scripts and maybe even blue/green or A/B environments for test/dev/staging to prod? (I know that might be a stretch).
In my experience, off shore staff do precisely what they're told, when they're told and nothing else. If they're told to click next next finish, they'll do it. Ultimately someone higher up the chain than button bashers should take the blame for a total lack of acceptance testing.
Even though it's been cancelled, you should always look on the bright side of life!
Maybe they just got cocky and complacent and assumed if they built it, people would come. It has happened to tech titans before and will happen again. Like has already been said, public/hybrid cloud these days is so much more than just IaaS. It's complicated services commoditised, such as data warehousing and video transcoding, as an example.
That just isn't a stream VMware wanted to fish in.
Speaking as an AWS and VMware partner, I still don't see an upside for VMware in this arrangement. All it looks like to me is stretching out the revenue stream a little bit longer but with the implicit admission that AWS will start to eat larger VMware environments for breakfast.
I could be wrong, but all of the videos etc I've seen so far only serve to back this up.
But will it behave like Clive Bixby or Bill Bixby?
As well as having hybrid deployments and multi-region designs, you could even go a step further and keep some stuff in AWS and some stuff in say Azure. I know it's more management and more cost, but the skills are largely transferable and the bottom line is, how much cash and reputation are you losing as a business when your cloud based app/whatever is off line?
Whenever I see a Dyson Airblade hand dryer in action, I think of Tommy Cooper!
Not forgetting the other timeless favourite "Thought Leader". Anyone who espouses this form of arrogant bullshit should have their testes welded together.
I don't see how this relates in any way to Brexit as the blogger notes they've gone up stateside too. Ergo, goes up in the US, goes up worldwide.
The phrase always reminds me of a quote from the Great Man :-
Sam: I think we need to explore whether this attempted murder was a hate crime.
Gene: What, as opposed to one of those I-really-really-like-you sort of murders?
Does the "Ret." stand for Retard?
For greenlighting that "reboot" of Ghostbusters. Crap idea then, crap idea now. It seems my voodoo doll has some life left in it yet.
Tosspots. You can't improve on perfection.
I'm really not sure about the name. Sounds like something you rub on for a touch of lumbago!
Now is the time to buy shares in Equinix, I think!
Reskill then. Don't just sit there and let bad things happen. If you don't want to reskill, you shouldn't be in IT.
I'd have thought brown would have been more apt?
It's probably worth making the distinction between O365 and Azure - O365 seems to be on it's arse more often than not, but to the best of my knowledge, Azure has been pretty sound.
I know they're all shoved under the marketing umbrella of "Microsoft Cloud" but they're very different beasts, really.
I've attempted to watch the first couple of episodes of The Grand Tour, and while it looks amazing in 4K, it's painful to watch. Three old men behaving badly and studio audiences laughing like hyenas at their every word.
Frankly you should be paid to watch Amazon Prime Video if this is the best they can do.
Ah, Brazzaville. Conjures up mental images of a theme park dedicated to women with large chesticles - a la Brazzers.com.
I'd be all over that.
"Someone call a Goddamn paramedic!!"
<body smokes with bullet holes in background>
"You cocksucker! I work for Dick Jones! Dick Jones! He's the Number Two Guy at OCP. OCP runs the cops!"
Sorry, couldn't help the gratuitous use of a RoboCop quote.
"Franky not interested. Franky say relax!"
Azure has ASR for migration and DR of on prem workloads, is this the start of AWS's response I wonder?
Smells a bit fishy to me...
I understand why you might say that, but take a look at some of the ReInvent videos from last year and I'm not sure that's true. One customer did a big preso on how they saved costs by ensuring they used an appropriate instance type. In my experience, much like in the days of virtualisation, folks hopelessly overestimate how much compute they thought they needed.
Anyway, the gist of this preso was that they'd rolled out a bunch of larger instances based on the assumption that the steady state compute would be pretty high. They experimented with T2 instances (bursty workloads) and found they were a lot more appropriate. This saved them something like 60%/70% per month on compute, which is generally the lion's share of the bill.
Properly monitoring what you roll out and sizing it appropriately should not be overlooked once you're live. If you remember it's a living thing that still needs care and attention (regardless of what cloud providers say) then that's half the battle.
Given Hodge's chequered past, I don't put any weight in anything she says. Yes we know Government can't run IT projects for toffee, nothing new there. I just don't like the hectoring from a failed public servant.
Are asset strippers of the worst kind.
He should be jailed for his laughably bad grammar alone!
I love the irony that Oracle's conference is called "OpenWorld" when they're one of the most proprietary companies on the planet.
Token Oracle gag - do you have to pay a delegate fee for every seat you *could* have sat in at the keynote?
Judging from most banking IT horror stories, rather than pissing about with smartphone apps, HSBC should be sinking cash into making their back office and transactional systems something a little more modern and less breakable.
Then again, that's not very sexy, is it?
vCA is still pretty much a dead dodo. The world has moved on and (certainly in terms of public cloud), VMware hasn't kept pace. vCA has niche use cases such as DRaaS, but even now there are far more cost effective and elegant solutions such as Azure Site Recovery.
Best VMware stick to what they're good at, and leave "real" cloud to the big three, and I say this as a dyed in the wool VMware guy of many years standing.
Makes me think of the Profanisaurus - "Like a dog eating hot chips"
As I understand it, that's just dropping in XenApp "Express" (AKA Crippled Mode, no doubt) to replace RemoteApp for application delivery. I was referring to Microsoft using XenDesktop for VDI in the cloud.
Simply because Microsoft owns the desktop OS (in all but a name). On this basis, you'd expect Azure to have a much more flexible and cost effective solution simply because they can. AWS will always be subject to more stringent licencing constraints, or so you'd assume.
I wonder if MS will jump into bed with Citrix for desktops too?
The timing of this is slightly fortuitous - I was only talking to a customer about RemoteApp last week. I never really liked it a whole lot, but to have it pulled so quickly really makes you stop and think about how you make decisions when you're using public cloud.
Basically, always have a fire exit to jump somewhere else at short notice.
Or am I missing something? Cheap but expendable. Bit like Katie Price I guess.
"Services at Glasgow City Council were brought to a halt after a powerful blast of gas was released in its data centre"
Beans for lunch?
There literally is no beginning to this woman's talent. Still, just goes to a show that a little chutzpah can go a long way in this fucked up world.
For the usage of a picture of Vinz Clortho. Bravo!
"Would you like some coffee, Mr Tully?"
The German sense of humour is no laughing matter.
Loved your biting wit - best wishes to family and friends at this sad time.
Another fine article Trev, good work. I'm inclined to agree with your viewpoint, and I've felt this way for a while. Other than NSX and VSAN, VMware has pretty much been in a holding pattern for quite a while. For someone who cut their industry teeth on Novell products, I'm starting to get a touch of deja vu.
No company in tech is too big to fail (not even Apple, given enough time) and I wonder if maybe there was a touch of arrogance at the top of the company a few years back that's contributed to the current state. Obviously revenues are still good, but once people think of their tech as "old hat", then it's only downhill from there.
I've pivoted from VMware and Hyper-V to public cloud - whether you like it or not, those are the skills you'll need for the foreseeable future if you want to get the mortgage paid off a bit quicker.
All I'm saying is that because you stand to gain financially (however small) from recommending a service, it makes you biased because you can't be objective.
..said the affiliate with nothing financial to gain...
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