I'm jealous of the fact you have requirements. Every project I work on I ask for these on day one, only to be met with the response "I dunno, what does <x> do?".
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Sounds to me
Like it was the author's fuck up and he's writing it in the third person to pretend it was someone else.
Re: Perhaps it's the obvious
100%, mate. If the experience of my son is anything to go by, few IT apprenticeships are worth their salt, just cheap labour.
In my day, an apprenticeship with a plumber meant shadowing them as they did work, doing bits and bobs and doing more as you got more competent. Doesn't seem like there's much quality checking (if any) around placements as I assume agencies get their finders fee and fuck the kids (not literally, obvs.)
Why would VMware like it?
After all, it's just another off ramp from vSphere to the cloud...
Re: This isn't just a spade...
Can't we just call a spade a spade anymore?
Re: How to solve Brexit.
What the fuck has this got to do with Brexit?
Would a struggling McLaren Honda be more appropriate?
Cloud / Not Cloud
Careful with the terminology here - public cloud and what Fujitsu offer may be somewhat different. In my experience, it's just managed services - i.e. your VMs on their kit and they manage it for you. They don't offer PaaS or SaaS or anything that resembles public cloud, including characteristics such as consumption monitored billing or automation.
If the Aussie barn offers this then great, but don't lump Azure/AWS/GCP et al into the same bracket. They're not the same. And to re-iterate the point, don't keep a local (i.e. single DC) only copy of data that matters, I'd have thought in this day and age it would be obvious.
It's not sales bullshit, it's simple public cloud / managed services design.
Bring out Kid Rock as well!
That's peak Silicon Valley right there. That's what makes the show so damn funny!
Re: Galaxy S7
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.
Dick, I'm Very Disappointed
"You call *this* a glitch?!"
Watch out Richard!
The Pied Piper guys must be shitting themselves!
Re: Re:cloud computing
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.
Re: Could be worse.....
Even though it's been cancelled, you should always look on the bright side of life!
Re: Too little too late
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.
Nothing in it for VMware?
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.
Samsung's Bixby totally isn't a Siri ripoff because look – it'll go in phones, TVs, fridges, air con...
But will it behave like Clive Bixby or Bill Bixby?
A third option
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?
Re: Airblade, airfield, airware
Whenever I see a Dyson Airblade hand dryer in action, I think of Tommy Cooper!
Re: "Cyber Security Leader & Entrepreneur"
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.
Hate Crime, according to Gene Hunt
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?
Serves them right
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!
Re: Goodbye sysadmins
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.
Re: I've done a shorter international flight.......
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.
Re: Wasn't it OCP who brought us ED209?
"Someone call a Goddamn paramedic!!"
<body smokes with bullet holes in background>
"OCP runs the cops!"
"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!"
Start of an ASR competitor?
Azure has ASR for migration and DR of on prem workloads, is this the start of AWS's response I wonder?
Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamp?
Smells a bit fishy to me...
Re: i bet
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?
Too little too late
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"
Re: Difficult to see AWS winning on this one
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.
Difficult to see AWS winning on this one
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.
So just like spot instances then?
Or am I missing something? Cheap but expendable. Bit like Katie Price I guess.