Well remember ARCserve ABENDing my Novell servers years ago - assumed company had also ABENDed years back. Shocked I say, shocked!
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My understanding that though once owned by IBM, it was sold (years ago) and then leased-back.
Also, it has become (18 months ago) multi-tenented since IBM can not longer fill the campus.
It was hardly ever a credible "Data Centre" - more like a weird, in-the-wilderness location.
".. it appears that Open19 isn't mandating particular servers: if a machine fits into one of the four brick specs, it should get along fine."
After having spent +15 years struggling with manufacturer-specific blade systems from HP, Dell and IBM - what could possibly go wrong?
"It should get along fine" - weeping at their naive optimism .... good luck with that.
The whole scenario depicted sounds peculiarly odd (read fanciful should you choose):
1. Single storage silo disrupting so many services? Surely we have mirrored services across different storage silos to minimise the "blast radius"?
2. Restoring from backup failed? Whats the betting where the backup indexing or metadata was held?
3. "Unique set of circumstances never experienced before in the whole world" aka no-one else stupid enough to architect anything similar.
Don't blame the vendor (who will take your money), look internally ......
Since regional staffing levels will be proportional to customer numbers, I expect this to be the case everywhere outside of mainland China. Even here in Hong Kong there's little to no appetite for AliCloud.
Granted Alicloud is less costly than proper "industrial-strength" cloud providers but their service offerings are weak and number of availability zones are lacking - along with their support staff.
Not a viable cloud provider so buyer beware.
the words "HPE is out-maneuvering .." (in that order) are rarely used nowadays.
IBM is now no longer in the x86 server market and Lenovo still have their heads in desktop/notebook mode without having got to grips with the serious end of the x86 server - yet. So a poor comparison.
Synergy is too little, too late ..... and too expensive.
Goebbels said that "a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth".
Then, look back at the Gore v Bush election when Fox News broadcast (as fact) Bush to be the winner without the full results? After the report was repeated so many times the Gore camp gave up and did not challenge the article.
Great piece of social engineering by the ALT-right.
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