Yea because cloud providers never fail....
57 posts • joined 17 May 2007
I received no notification from CentralNIC about this until I tried to renew a gb.com domain and it failed..
I'd hate to see the thermal footprint of 1000 cores in a single chassis.
It sounds a bit like HPE's Moonshot platform that already packs 45 x 8 or 16 core Intel XeonD's into a 4.5U chassis.
Re: What's your vector, Victor?
The project is working with Citrix, who acquired Octoblu a few years ago, who's IoT mesh network was called Skynet
Just joining the dots...
Imagine how much data they'll uncover on user behavior when they let this loose on their massive YouTube back catalogue..
At least it'll make YT searches more accurate, and not reliant on the meta-data entered by the uploader (staying positive..)
Re: Sore misgivings
If criminals were that interested in how much electricity you were using it would be much easier just to steal your mail
Not "the highest performance per rack unit in the industry"
I can already beat their 9 million IOPS per U using a 4.3U HPE Moonshot chassis with 45 x cartridges each hosting 4 x 1Tb NMVE SSD drives..and this is using tech all available *today*
Re: No tin hat here
"Yeah because paying by DD makes so much difference HAHAH!"
Makes a difference to me.
It means all my bills are paid ontime and thus no need to bariccade myself inside from the guy armed with bolt croppers coming to disconnect me.
No tin hat here
British Gas offered me a smart meter. Didn't cost anything (directly) so I went for it.
Now don't have an annoying guy with a lanyard appearing at the door each quarter.
Get daily utilisation stats instead of quarterly.
Daughter can visibly see the impact of leaving the front door open (on the gas/heating usage)
I pay my bill on time by DD so have no concern about getting cut off by someone in a control room in Swindon.
If someone fat-fingers a disconnection, I'll call up and report it like any other power outage.
Once domestic appliances can participate in load management, I know I'll be doing my bit to reduce the need for large coal power stations to provide the peak capacity buffers.
Really don't see what all the paranoia is about. Just my 2p...
Just a coincedence then..
that a patent was filed by VMware shortly after Citrix demonstrated swiping a remote session from a tablet to meeting room PC at their annual Synergy conference in May 2015.
Had one of these for several months and very happy with it.
As a consultant and LTD company owner, made perfect sense to buy one through the company to receive both 100% depreciation in year one (thus saving a ton of corporate tax), and the attractive 5% BIK running it as a private car.
Mostly used pottering around town and doing the school run, so can run for several days on a single overnight charge. The occasional longer journey is covered by the petrol engine and topping up the (currently free) ecoTricity motorway chargers.
As other have noted the interior isn't anything to write home about, but the seats are comfy, the ride high is good, tons of headroom and the rear seat legroom is insane. Boot space is great for cases, kids clutter etc.
Re: Buying one for the wrong reason.
You'd probably want to consider Petrol if you don't want to bugger up the PHEV engine ;)
Re: I just hope it can work on non citrix reciever applications...
It doesn't - the mouse support is provided by the Receiver app as such it won't work with any other native apps. The lack of native IOS mouse support is the whole reason Citrix built this mouse and added the driver into Receiver.
Virtual Netscalers are just fine
For the virtual desktop/VDI workloads, virtual NetScalers are just fine and scale very well to thousands of users. Their logic that you need physical devices is wrong and smacks of old-style disties trying to flog more tin.
I'm confused. You start the article talking about a XenApp migration tool. Then go on about migrating users from VDI and how limited the VDI marketplace is.
XenApp and VDI are two difference things. Whilst I agree that VDI has a limited penetration in many large companies, XenApp is a different kettle of fish and is probably used in virtually every FTSE100 in some way or other (remote working, application delivery etc).
It's the XenApp not VDI customers that VMware are trying to poach. VMware used to be a VDI-only player but with their latest Horizon suite they want a slice of the lucrative application delivery/presentation market that Citrix has had to themselves for years.
Please don't make the mistake using XenApp and VDI interchangeably, they most certainly aren't the same.
I've only ever heard one of these once and it's a colleague who has the Only Fools and Horses theme tune play when you call him. Always wondered how he did it!
I'd say something like Podio (now owned by Citrix) is far more Facebook-like than Yammer.
Vendor c*ck wangling fest
Since when did ElReg become a platform for vendors to pimp their offerings and dis the competition?
I'm all for product reviews, but only if performed by independent experts, not sales monkeys from said vendors! (apologies to said sales monkeys...keep up the spin!)
Getting tired of this "mine is bigger than yours" BS on a supposed news site.
Or Croydon even...
It's actually a good investment as there are three big tech conferences in Barcelona this month: VMWorld this week, Citrix Synergy next week, and ITExpo the week after.
Nice move RedHat!
Guess who's handling all the IT integration services for the Oympics....
I knew a guy who used to quote statistics about how urban legends start under the guise of "true facts"
I think it'll be useful
Not sure I agree with the "most of the time in a tunnel will make it useless" stance.
When services are running OK (yea, I know..) you actualy spend a fair bit of time in stations waiting for people to alight etc. Certainly enough time to refresh my emails, RSS and twitter feeds, and for those apps that do provide service running info to update their data.
Yea, if you're expecting to have a great interactive browsing session, or listen to Spotify, you'll be dissapointed, but the service isn't aimed at that.
As a Virgin Media customer, I'm quite pleased this'll be included in my "bundle" and will certainly improve my Smartphone experience whilst in and around London.
Internet facing doesnt matter
Whist there are plenty of internet-facing Windows servers out there (ever request a Windows VPS from one of the myriad of VPS hosting companies out there and you'll end up with a Windows server on the internet using RDP as the primary access method) the risk is much bigger than this.
If someone was to comprimise any internal or DMZ hosts (whatever the OS), this vulnerability leaves all your valuable Windows hosts (Exchange, SQL etc) open to also be pwned using the published RDP vulnerability without having to be internet facing.
When you consider your entire internal network as potentially hostile (as one should) then having such a vulnerability that can be remotely executed against a commonly-enable port/service is BAD NEWS.
Is there a right and wrong stereo?
Despite always checking that I have my L and R earbuds in the correct ears, does it really matter?
The only time it be apparent you had them in backwards would be watching movies where on-screen action is synced to the correct audio channel.
For the majority of music listening shirley either way round would work no?
Word and ExcelYea, pointless learning these as it's not like the majority of white collar workers use them for their daily jobs. Oh wait..
Map update rip-off
Having up-to-date maps available won't mean everyone uses them.
I asked our Honda dealer for an update DVD for the 2 year old built-in Navman GPS in my CRV but they wanted £349 for it. I did point out to them I could buy a completely new GPS system for less than that but they just did the "dealer shrugg" and I walked out empty handed.
VDI rarely if ever saves money in the enterprise (SME's are a different matter, but this is in the Enterprise IT section)
I've you've been sold a VDI solution on some cost-saving premise, I'd cancel your PO immediately.
Fully with you on the profiles (although the articles focus was on storage and networking); it's an important aspect that shouldn't be overlooked when doing desktop virtualisation.
Different profile solutions (roaming, hybrid, streaming, mandatory etc) can also have a big impact on the VM storage I/O generated, and doing crazy things like redirecting AppData folders onto the network can kill many an application dead in its tracks performance-wise.
BBC B got me into IT
It was my secondary school having a room-full of BBC B's that got me hooked on computers (and changed my eventual career path)
Not being able to afford a BBC at home, I opted for a C64, but learn both varients of BASIC.
My parents would leave me in the home computers isle in the supermarket whilst they did the weekly shopping, and return an hour later to see what I'd written. "Look mum I've written a database". So frustrating not being able to save it to tape and having to start over the next Saturday!
Having written my GCSE and then A'Level computer studies projects in BASIC on the Archimedes I eventually pursuaded my parents to combine several birthday and xmas presents to buy an A3000 for home.
After a short stint working for Acorn themselves in the 90's, it's nice to see the tech live on in the form of ARM that lies at the heart of practically every smartphone on the planet.
Took a whole minute
She obvsiously didn't mind copping an eyefull if she was looking at it for a whole minute...surely once glance should of been sufficient to confirm the kind of content.
Not true - people from some countries in the European Union (such as Romania) are not entitled to work in the UK without a visa.
Attention to detail, as the chap stated :)
Storage and network
Lots of comments but few people actually discussing the question being asked (a reminder: “How is desktop virtualisation likely to impact my existing network and storage infrastructure)
For larger enterprises, VDI is often the straw that breaks the camels back when it comes to storage infrastructure. Desktop workloads are vastly different to server workloads (e.g. logon storms) and many companies who have utilised existing storage that has quite happily being hosting their virtual servers find it now can no longer cope. This either requires expensive storage upgrades, or addition of some of the new IOPS "sink" technologies like Whiptail or Atlantis ILIO (still both expensive)
Another option is to utilise local storage and leave your expensive SAN/NAS for your virualised servers. Kaviza VDI-in-a-box (now Citrix VDI in a box) is a good candidate for this, as it uses commodity hardware, and just scales out using local storage as you need to add capacity.
Network-wise, the increased demand for storage bandwidth (if you aren't using local) may force you to investigate 10Gig ethernet. VDI is also 100% network dependant, so having reliable WAN and Internet links is paramount. There's no "offline working" scenario with hosted desktops, so multiple-resilient links are a must if you have business criticial offices connecting to centralised VDI infrastrucutre. And they don't come cheap.
Also, if you're delivered a "rich user experience" including videos on your VDI infrastrucutre over the WAN, then you might want to consider WAN acceleration and caching devices such as Riverbed or Citrix branch repeater.
How much you need to invest/upgrade will depend on the size of the organisation and the product sets you choose. It's a minefield, and can easily blow up in your face (hence the icon), so be careful out there.
Whilst I agree that your server should be Gigabit networked, theres no reason why having 100mbit down to the end user device should impact performance. VDI protocols like RDP and ICA/HDX work all the way down to GPRS bandwidths, so 100mbit is more than ample for a virtual desktop.
Perhaps it could run BBC BASIC?
Given it's based on an ARM CPU, the now-open source RISC OS could potentially be a suitable target OS, and that includes the original BBC BASIC
XBox in the cloud
Microsoft have a great protocol technology called RemoteFX they are currently licensing to TV, STB and monitor manufacturers. I think this will be used to offer a cloud-based XBOX Live service.
If MS give you the ability to play XBOX games "in the cloud" the age of the console under your TV is dead - all your TV needs is the RemoteFX decoder chip, an ethernet port and way to connect the controller (Bluetooth/Wireless?)
Games developers will be released from the physical constraints of the console hardware - their games can scale up, and down as needed and consume as much, or as little, CPU and/or memory as "the cloud" can provide.
Uses won't need to fork out for expensive consoles that are obsolete in a few years, break down, get hacked, develop red rings etc. All you'll need is the TV and a fast broadband link.
It's gonna happen, trust me.
/Mine's the one with the wireless controller in the pocket.
If Streetview is "about buildings and streets" why do they have bikes with cameras capturing all the locations that the cars can't reach?
I was at Lands' End in Cornwall last week and up popped the Google bike with camera cycling up and down the footpaths .
The temptation to push him off the cliff just to see if the image of me standing victorious at the cliff top would make it into the Streetview when searching for "bottom of Atlantic near Lands end" :-)
Note quite mATX buy check out http://beagleboard.org/
They provide small motherboards with networking, USB etc based on the ARM PCU.
Alternatively, buy yourself an old Acorn or Iyonix system to play with.
Perfect for RemoteFX
This type of expansion will become increasingly common once Microsoft release RemoteFX for VDI deployments which will allow this bank of GPUs to be shared amongst hundreds of Virtual Desktops.
Other tools available
Both AppSense and RES PowerFuse enhance the functionality provided by AD GPOs. Neither are cheap mind you.
Can't believe people base still base their judgements on "how much has changed" based on a single build version string. Very short sited commentards!
Velcro also popular on the ISS
See this photo:
Also used to hold Laptops to the ceiling/floor
Where have you all been?
Has everyone on this site been living in a cave the last few years and really had no clue on how much the full Office suite really costs?
And as to those who are saying "who the hell will buy Office?" I think you'll find the answer is "majority of large corporates and most of the public sector"
You don't think Microsoft makes a large percentage of it's overall revenue by giving away Office for next to now't now surely?
Citrix provisioning server
I've used Citrix Provisioning Server (part of the XenDesktop suite) to boot servers from a single central image. This gives great agility when provisioning, and re-provisioning servers to particular roles.
It allows the hardware to be seen more as a resource, rather than dedicated "web server" or "file server". It takes IT deps a while to get their heads around this concept that a piece of tin can change its role as fast as it takes to reboot, but once they realise the agility this gives them - especially with rapid upgrades, easy rollback etc they generally quickly come on site.
This provisioning technology of course works best when you've virtualised your servers as it removes the hardware dependacy in the images but can be applied to "legacy tin" to achieve similar benefits.
I found the contact email address with ONE click. On the very front page of the www.hmrc.gov.uk site:
Online protection advice, including reporting phishing scams
Click through and you will see:
If you have received an email from HMRC that you consider to be fraudulent, please forward it to email@example.com. HMRC cannot reply to every email, but action is taken on each report received.
Simples...as our Meercat friend would say!
All my Amazon stuff arrives via "Home Delivery Network" which appears to be a network of home-workers who act as couriers in their local area. My stuff gets dropped off by someone in a old Volvo...but at least it arrives unlike the farce that is Royal Mail.
Hi, I'm the "Neil" quoted in the article.
The "tagline" on the online adverts read:
"Purchase any eligible Windows Vista® Home Premium, Vista Business or Vista Ultimate PC and get a free upgrade to Windows 7"
Note the word "free".
There is a line in the terms and conditions that read:
"Each vendor will charge shipping and handling fees. These charges vary by vendor."
Still, I consider HP's charge of £27 for shipping and handling obscene when I'm capable of downloading the same thing for free.
More email marketing campaigns delayed...am I the only one not crying into their keyboard?
How does Citrix get around this condition with their ICA client for the iPhone? That involves running other code elsewhere "outside of iTunes"
I find it bizarre that everyone is berating Gordon for not being able to express himself without the excessive use of expletives, whilst filling their posts with an incredulous amount said expletives themselves.
Why does everyone need to feel the need to stoop to the same level to prove thier point?
Mine's the one with "chef" on the pocket..