Re: Load shedding?
Yup, pretty much.
20 posts • joined 16 Oct 2015
These days, "doing well" means not failing. As you say, the storage industry is mature and being commoditized. Investment is long gone. There are no storage startups being funded unless it's software only/cloud.
Way to miss the point.
The whole issue with IR35 is that HMRC wants to tax contractors as employees of company they are providing the service to while not allowing them the benefits that fulltime employees of said company receive.
Therefore making provision for sick pay etc has to come from income that has already been taxed for that purpose.
As it's a jet engine, the air must be subsonic to go through the compressor. Jet engines with supersonic airspeeds are SCRAMJETs and is still a very experimental technology.
So yes, it's getting slowed down a lot however this is relatively well understood.
I assume the impressive cooling is required for engine efficiency, including not melting immediately
After 20 years at storage vendors where you were competing with other storage vendors the competition is now cloud. Previously you just had to be better than the incumbent storage providers, EMC, HP, Dell NetApp, IBM etc. That's usually quite achievable for a startup with a half decent product - Pure has done this exceedingly well.
Now you are competing with AWS, Azure, Google etc and the move from CapEx to OpEx. Pure's announcement about targeting Dell/EMC refreshes is a tougher proposition than it was even a couple of years ago. Several of the existing storage vendors have better cloud offerings than Pure does so for companies moving that way. they are less likely to ditch the incumbent for another non-cloud vendor.
If the growth slows without a plan for being profitable, the share price is going to take a battering.
<edit> I just checked the after hours trading. The share price has taken a battering.
Dyson have been doing a lot of work on electric motors for the last few years, particularly permanent magnet motors. A lot of this should be directly applicable to EVs - witness Tesla's recent move to permanent magnet motors for the model 3. If you have already solved many of the difficult problems - control, efficiency - starting the motor in the right direction etc. then scale the torque up and revs down and you have a very efficient EV motor.
It's not the calculating the hash that's the hard work, it's scanning the hash table looking for matches for every incoming write. Say you have 1TB of data and 50% of the 4K blocks are unique. If you are using a 256bit hash (SHA-256) that's 8GB of space for the hash table and you have to search for a match for every incoming block. Hence the need for clever ways to minimize the above. Some implementations are much more efficient than others.
That's an overly simplistic example but points out where the issue lies
BA (well, IAG) is trying to sell itself to Qatar who want control. Therefore they are trying to bump up short term profits at the expense of everything else - reliability, quality, service, reputation etc - through the traditional methods of cutting costs like a bastard. It may well terminally damage BA's reputation but it will make the board members & shareholders rich in the short term which is the primary goal.
Far more recent than that!
Amazon might try some alternate reality and claim it's not a 'regional failure' but if you had any system that relied on S3 then you were SOL. AWS/Azure/Google are all very interesting and useful tech but reliable and cheap aren't words that can be used to describe them.
For all major markets, Netflix put their own hardware in to ISPs to deliver content. Basically a rack full of compute and disks. They push content updates once a day. For smaller countries, AWS makes a lot of sense, especially when you first offer a service. I assume there's a crossover point when it's worth swapping from AWS to your own kit.
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