* Posts by Wazzupp

4 posts • joined 4 Aug 2014

Formulus Black – the artist formerly known as Symbolic IO – trumpets its new breed of dedupe

Wazzupp

Re: Yet another RAM compression technology

Im not really sure it's fair to compare this technology to the stuff we would see in the MS-DOS days with ramdisks. I actually think those might have worked really well if a hypervisor were in front of the OS managing it(like these guys appear to do)

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

Wazzupp

Re: another buy out of my bread and butter

Solaris and Redhat are very different in that Solaris worked on proprietary hardware for alot of it's life....that caused it's downfall IMHO. Redhat has always been "open"

IBM swings shrink ray from workforce to mainframes

Wazzupp

Re: I'd like to have an honest non-marketing answer to the question...

Never underestimate the value of reliable infrastructure!!! I work for a company that manages several environments. I work on a team managing x86/Linux, there is alot more work involved in maintaining that environment's resiliency than a similar # of workloads on a mainframe.

Over the years additional resilience capabilites have become available for cheaper/non proprietary hardware, ofcourse you can run Docker on them too, you just have to spend more time planning for the underlying infrastructure anytime a change has to be made

'Big data' predicts stock movements, boffins claim

Wazzupp

This might have been relevant when the paper was published... back in August 2013. I don't get why this would be news now. Also, the article avoids one crucial manner this technique can be potentially applied: Hedge betting against S&P members.

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