5G is in no way a substitute for Fixed line broadband, they just down have the backhaul for that.
55 posts • joined 14 May 2007
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
If you look at what new banks like Monzo are doing with their micro services and UK based IT staff you can see why the legacy banks are in so much trouble. They literally sacked everyone and thought they could outsource everything to India while being on a 1970's mainframe platform. Pure idiocy.
I've been using GIMP recently since the 2.1.0 and its outstanding compared to what it was before with the white background and horrible "floating" toolbars.
The new version really is a revelation, and the developers should be congratulated for their efforts. The startup time had been annoying so I am glad to try out this latest improvement.
The only thing I would change is having plugins based in a simple standard python language, and better online videos on their youtube channel to teach new users. Oh I would also make the colour icons default just to make it look nice out of the box ;)
Welcome to 3 years ago
Been running all the front and back end servers for my organization on Intel SSD's for a couple of years now. Couldn't be happier with the power consumption, speed and reliability improvements.
I would suggest any organization looking at doing it this way, has a good handle on what data they are actually storing and for how long. Its amazing the efficiencies that can be done when you are actually restricted to storage space.
People can moan about renewables but it is our main way of gaining energy independence.
Our offshore wind capacity is one of the best in the world. If it was all exploited then we could power the country 5 times over. Think about Saudi Arabia and their oil reserves. The UK is similar in its wind power resources.
We run 2 x identical Windows 2008 R2 hyper-V storage servers with 600GB Intel SSDs in them in our organization. Basically mirroring each other each night.
The intel SSDs are rock solid, there is no complicated setups and the file sync each night is lightening fast. We also backup the entire VM each weekend.
Fail safe data on a very limited budget :)
SSD live rocks!
Been running an Intel-X25 24/7 as a high traffic, high I/O web server for over 2 years now. Works perfectly no slowdown as far as I can tell. Not even using TRIM on it.
SSDlife software reports 97% health levels and a 33 year projected lifespan.
Who knows how long it will last but its doing fine so far!
"If you are building systems using solid state drives (SSDs), you need rock-solid reliability and performance – and you won't get it from consumer-grade flash."
Not sure thats true. I've been running a web server business on Intel x-25 SSDs for 3 years now 24/7 with no problems at all. Over 100 machines not one failure yet.