* Posts by Cloud, what..... Sorry... Um... - you just made that up.

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VMware on AWS: Low-risk option or security blanket for those who don't like change?

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Re: Who are the customers for cloud?

The developers don’t have rights to vcenter. They do however have rights to the cloud portal kindly granted by their credit card.

I do see your point though.

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I think generally the business is screaming for change and driving the IT department who would happily keep it on prem. When the new CTO CEO comes along obviously there will be a cloud first policy, due to too many conferences.

But if you are going to move your VMs to the cloud, why pay twice as much to run it on a vmware platform.

Just do a V2V migration and learn the new AWS/AzURe/cloud of choice interface.

You know SAP's doing a great job when a third of German users say they 'have no confidence in it'

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Re: Being an actual SAP user is a bit of a nightmare...

You need to try Microsoft Dynamics............. ;)

A Pivotal moment for VMware: Software biz gobbled up along with Carbon Black for $5bn

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Does anyone remember the 90s

I think it was computer associates who went around buying up all the odd software offerings on the cheap, changing the bitmap on the install screen and then claiming it was a much better product as it was integrated.

Pat Gelsinger vows to upgrade VMware's once 'bad' open-source rep to the 'very' best by 2021

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How can it be unconstrained by network speeds? Any write still has to go to at least 2 nodes over the network and receive an acknowledgment.

'Not productive for our business'... Michael Dell urges end to US-China tariff tit-for-tat spat

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Re: Trade wars leads to real wars. Our planet is at stake for both.

1976 is over 40 years ago.

HPE downs Nimble-ful of HCI, lobs third hyperconverged system into its portfolio

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Well management....

Brit broadband giants slammed as folk whinge about crap connections, underwhelming speeds

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Re: Switch

Did you believe the sales guy?

Screwed SAP salesman scores $660,000 jury award

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This has to be the funniest post I have ever read on the REG!

Devs: This is another fine Mesh you've got us into, Microsoft

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Re: Not Highly Available?

Surely its a PaaS service you dont get availability zones as they are for IaaS where you worry about the infrastucrure.

You want PaaS you get an SLA, thats the way it works.

Amazon’s Snowball snowballs as Google's clone gets real and IBM's comes to Europe

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Does it go both ways?

How do you get the data back again if you want to go onprem?

Does the snowball go both ways?

Wave Tata, Capita: You've lost mega-contract to rival outsourcer

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Re: maths

Its easy. A is always less as the service level is less. So when you outsource its always cheaper but you are getting a worse service.

Woah, backup a mo. You mean Veeam now has 4,000 NetApp resellers flinging its software?

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RPTO

RPTO = ?

My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user

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Mushroom

Re: Thriller

Um ....

He has turned the whole company round from selling software to consuming software in the cloud.

Time will tell if this is better for the consumer or not.

Mushroom cloud was the only cloud icon I could find!

Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

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Megaphone

Fake news

Could we have a new icon ? perhaps an image of Donald Trump to indicate Fake news.

Azure Stack's debut ends the easy ride for AWS, VMware and hyperconverged boxen

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Re: Game Changer

I don't believe there is any system centre tech in this stack. There is in "Azure Pack" but this is "Stack" and is built from the ground up on the code they are running in Azure. None of that awful purchased and jammed together system centre nonsesnse.

Cisco brags of industry-best hyperconverged performance

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I kind of agree and I think HCI is a stupid marketing fad to sell SDS.

I do agree with you that some of the HCI vendors have good API integration for a proper private cloud strategy, but really that comes down to automation and we could have done that years ago with scripts if we had the appetite. There are going to be customers that go HCI for the private cloud but I believe they are niche and won't drive much HCI demand when you consider the price premium for HCI.

If you want proper automation, self service provisioning, charge back etc, do it propelly and use the public cloud because private cloud offering are imature.

HCI will start to take more of the traditional market but I think a lot of that is down to marketing Hype a not any really technical reasons.

Microsoft is cooking virtual storage in Azure

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Not sure you have the the correct link

The sofNAS link doesnt seem to mention running devices across on-premise and Azure?

So. A new tech upstart wants 'feedback'. Um, maybe it actually does

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Nutanix.

Have they ever made a profit? I'm guessing its an IPO get rich quick scheme

Hyperconvergence 101: More than a neatly packaged box of tricks

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What a load of old tosh

Hyper-converged is just software defined storage wrapped up in a layer of BS by software vendors trying to steel some of the storage $ from the traditional hardware vendors.

It is not in my experience cheaper than a traditional SAN, some of the offerings are easier to manage than some of the traditional SAN vendors, some are not.

It is not necessarily quicker, it may remove certain bottlenecks but it adds others.

But it certainly full of hype.

VMware's weakness? It didn't beat every target for every product in Q3

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Please explain

If VSAN only has 5,500 customers how did it produce $100m revenue in the previous quaters earnings?

Video surveillance recorders riddled with zero-days

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Re: Are there any robust systems out there?

Best I have found is y-cam.com

There homemonitor range is excellent.

VMworld 2016: What happens in Vegas ... could be just a desert trip

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Careful TP

Remember your review of the flash console.

Can we just have the C# back please.

Crocodile well-done-dee: Downed Down Under chap roasted by exploding iPhone

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Nothing the battey would not have been pierced.

Its not really a news article, surely every knows that if you damage a L-ion battery it is likely to catch fire.

Sometimes I think phones on a plane are not a great idea.

VMware flushes Windows vSphere client and Adobe Flash

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Re: This is where I lost respect for Trev

I just assumed they had supplied you with hookers and blow ;) its the only way you could like that flash client.

I still remmber reading your original article and getting wound up.

The only reason they ever changed from the c client was because they changed from a company that developed software to one that aquired software and it was too much like hard work to keep c client inplace.

As you say T its about the buyers not the users.

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This is where I lost respect for Trev

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/30/vmware_new_interface_hands_on/

VMware has done a spectacular job of delivering the first enterprise-class Flash application I have had the pleasure to use. The web client in vSphere 5 was an interesting toy that we collectively poked at, shrugged, and went back to the familiar C# client. This time the training wheels are off, and VMware doesn't disappoint.

It bloody well does disappoint!

HPE spins out enterprise services business into CSC

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synergies

How do you get synergies from splitting up an organisation. Surely they now need two HR / Finance / IT / Marketing (insert overhead here) departments.

We had 7 years of consolidation and now 7 years of unraveling the mess. Its a transformation if Biblical proportions.

Filer funfest: HDS buffs up its VSP product on four fronts at once

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Servers Really?

Should this not be listed under storage?

VMware VSAN: When good enough more than passes muster

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3000 customers in two years is good is it?

As you say some of them will be ELA customers who buy a bundle and don't use half the products.

Given the number of vsphere customers (500,000) around the world I would say that less than 1% is a terrible take up.

But given that you could buy a proper SAN for same price it's not surprising.

NSX Daddy Martin Casado leaves VMware to become a VC

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Sinking Ship -rat......

I'm pretty sure he has seen the writing on the wall for VMware.

Growing faster than ESX did - my ar$e. I rekon they only have about 6000 customers worldwide, but since it costs $100000 per site then a 600m turnover would be about right.

Great product I'm sure but at that price they arnt going to sell much.

VMware backs out of Virtustream business

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Re: Confused messy overpriced vBlah

I felt the Prittsticked comment was fairly accurate given they all seem to be aquired products that don't fit well with VCenter and hence the drive towards that dreadfull web interface to vCenter.

I do agree that MS System Centre doesn't shine either!

Microsoft kicks VMware right in its weakest, cloudiest spot

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Re: Can you elaborate at bit more on this?

It reboots some virtual machines some of the time.

Private clouds kinda suck, you know?

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Really good article

Nice to see something that isnt just kissing upto vendors.

I agree that most of the products on the market that promise private cloud are pretty awful and Azure Stack seems to have lots of potential, well anything that could kill off scvmm in the long run is good!

EMC Federation to reveal new hyper-hyper converged appliances

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When you get right down to it hyper-convergence is just software defined storage. So you might well call it "just storage".

Industry vet Khosla kicks Dell-EMC in the innovation crotch

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Innovation is purchased

Load of old Tosh. The small new companies innovate and the older larger ones buy them.

Think :

Equallogic

Complellent

Lefthand

3Par

Those larger publicly traded companies almost never innovate as that would mean RandD dollars rather than share holder cash.

They then

So why exactly are IT investors so utterly clueless?

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I think it was Clarkson who labeled it the stupidity tax...

Behold, the fantasy of infinite cloud compute elasticity

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Just an idea

Maybe it could be like the hotels in Spain where during the winter all the Spanish pensioners get a free holiday to the now empty hotels.

Perhaps the goverment could pay for the baby boom generation to have free services in the cloud after midnight? ;)

Make room, Cisco's punters flocking to ACI ... yep, all 150 of them

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No suprise here then

Very few people fooled by the marketing software defined nonsense then...

If you absolutely must do a ‘private cloud’ thing, here's how

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Most down to Earth Cloud article

I have read, since well... ever.

No hype just real life.

The container-cloud myth: We're not in Legoland anymore

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Good Stuff

A cloud articule that wasnt all cool aid!

Volkswagen Passat GT 2.0-litre TDI SCR 190 PS 6spd DSG

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Me: I'd buy a hypervisor from vmware but wouldn't buy monitoring software from them as thats not their core skill.

Customer: What do you mean?

Me: Well you wouldn't for-instance buy a satnav from a car manufacturer would you? They are always rubbish. They love to charge you loads of extra money for something of little extra value.

VMware's new VDI play is self-destructing virtual desktops

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So thats VMware ACE

As was then

Beers all round as Vulture 2 lands in Blighty

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Re: I need to speak to your engineers

Excellent I stand corrected!

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I need to speak to your engineers

I can see old style NiMih batteries in that rocket which could be replaced by lipo batteries, saving you about 20% in battery weight. Which may be a lot when battries are probably the heaviest thing in your rocket.

not being a rocket scientest I'm assuming that weight reduction is key here ?

Redmond flicks switch on Dropbox for VMs

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Yeah I don't think so

Hold on... hold on...

I just tried this bit of software "Inmage" and in its current incarnation it only backups up / replicates to vmware systems. - I know .......?

So with azure you can control replication from one on premise physical or virtual environment to another on premise VMware virtual environment.

It is no dropbox, you can't backup physical servers to AZURE yet. All very misleading.

The magic storage formula for successful VDI? Just add SSDs

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Re: I guess

@Maventi

Thank you I agree 100% and sometimes think I'm going a little mad as I'm constantly battered by suppliers telling me how great it is.

I don't consider server based computing as VDI, its a seperate solution that has been around for 15 years and in contrast to VDI is fairly mature.

Concerning VMware’s vCloud Air: It's all about choice

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Re: Bring your wallet

Its a good product from VMware at an unreasnable price. This is often the case these days.

P.S. Have you tried VCAC Trev? Its part of their vcloud suite for private cloud. Its not exactly click and go.

Suppose they gave a VMworld and vSphere didn't show up?

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Re: VMware execs acknowledged the current version is sub-par

Its so you can control vcenter from a linux platform, don't be so windows focused.

Oh hold on it requires adobe flash......

VMware's high-wire balancing act: EVO might drag us ALL down

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Whats the price

I imagine it will include the vcloud suite? At £10k per cpu so really anybody below a thousand users wont be intrested/ cant afford it.

True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Re: ISIS

Upvote for mentioning Tropic Thunder - a superb film.

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