They'll use a fleet of refurbished ED-209s, obviously.
161 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008
Fujitsu pitched stalker-y AI that can read your social media posts as solution to Irish border, apparently
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.)
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.
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: 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...
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?
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.