Always good to see vendors go for the old 1:1 exchange rate. $399 == £399? I don't think so.
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I've not much time for Bezos but even less for politicians trying to make headlines. For starters, if S3 buckets are the attack vector then firewalls have sod all to do with it, S3 buckets are internet facing by design. Secondly, the instructions are clear on good practice - private by default (which new ones are now anyway) and don't embed secret keys in human readable code.
The other aspect to this story is that from what I can gather, it was an inside job anyway. So regardless of whose computer it was, if you have the keys to the kingdom, you can do what you like.
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.)
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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