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Corey Quinn is founder of the Duckbill Group and basically singlehandedly invented the term Cloud Economics. Also, a quite funny fellow.
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Untwist your panties everyone.
And you Simon? Seriously? You can do better.
Their consumer gear continues to accept all drives. It is their enterprise gear that requires specific drives with optimized firmware.
Do you really suggest that in the storage industry, which is the most fucked up competitive industry in IT since forever, nobody came up with the idea to use unmodified off the shelf components and make it work successfully? That somehow this bunch of cutthroats collectively agreed to keep this secret from the public?
Why don't you all join Qanon, they make more sense.
And that's exactly how it is and how it should be.
ElReg has devolved into a neverending search for outrage. The same people foaming at the mouth now will be the first one to whip a vendor for not "having better quality standards" and "better testing and validation of components".
But Nicira did not become NSX, at least not for a long time. It collected dust because, like at NetApp, the not-invented-here people prevailed and decided they knew everything about networking. I mean, what’s so difficult about it, right? Result was NSX-V with the probably worst routing this side of Linksys. Only when it became apparent that they couldn’t win against an arrogant and asleep at the wheel Cisco it was all hands on deck and dust off ole Nicira and brand it as NSX-T.
Which kinda works but is as good as you’d expect 10 year old tech to be.
Pretty much the same story as with VSAN. You’d think they would have send a few pizzas and six packs to the storage gurus at EMC for a braindump and maybe mentoring or whatnot. But hey, how complicated can this storage thing be, right? The result was VSAN which after a decade is still a PoS that’s only being saved by general availability of NAND.
And don’t get me started on vRealize Automation ...
The first thing that struck me was the terrible graphics. Are we talking about the same game? Squadrons appears five years older than Battlefront II! And let's not get into the abysmal load times and bugs (I have a Samsung EVO Pro NVMe m.2, so it's not my disk!).
The real life difference seems to be substantial:
Here is the Gizmodo article comparing the old with the new XPS13
German Government ...
* recognizes social and economic upheaval of closing massive coal mining industry
* has a good think what to do about it
* creates plan to attract to attract high tech renewable energy jobs by
** building electric charging infrastructure
** increasing demand for electric vehicles by pumping subsidies into market (lower prices, higher demand)
** creating incentives for renewable tech companies to relocate and/or invest
And then suddenly, to everyones suprise, it works! And all the "conservative" and "market driven" commenters go off the deep end.
This, my friends, is called Industrial Policy and the Germans are eating your lunch and drinking your milkshake. Enjoy Brexit.
It looks actually quite cute and useful.
"Schneider and Cisco showed a 12U micro data center in Andover, installed in a Schneider CX casing, with shock-mountings, sound insulation and a wood fascia, making it suitable for use in carpeted office environments, blending with office furniture."
DON'T TELL ME YOU DON'T ONE UNDER YOUR DESK! Because I do.
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What a complete bullshit story.
Where in the world does a signed purchase order and invoice change its value? FOREX fluctuations are completely irrelevant to you buying from Cisco or Arista or Juniper, that's something your procurement guys and the CFO worry about.
You sign PO, that price gets invoiced according to T&C after merchandise ships, then you pay with 30 days or whatever your payment terms are. Alternatively, you have some sort of financing in place to spread the payments over time.
And LOL A BEEEEEELLION DOLLARS
NVMe has no SAS stack and hence no RAID. You have a bunch of individual devices which are very very fast. Usual limitation is 10 per servers due to lack of PCIe lanes.
I need to take a closer look at this box and see how they upped the number of available lanes for a 2 socket system, if they didn’t it will be a world of pain.
This box needs a fast SDS layer to control all those individual devices, VSAN and Nutanix for example.
Fair enough. The issue is with who carries the burden of support and code maintenance. Is it *you* writing and maintaining drivers for Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, Vmware, KVM, etc. (in all their glorious versions and patch levels) permutated with all possible array models and versions, or is it those vendors writing and maintaining their code to adhere to this standard. The difference is monumental.
And yes, it’s true, TCP is everywhere. But NVMe’s biggest advantage is getting rid of the SAS stack. Why would I introduce the even crappier TCP stack unless it’s just for tier 2 and 3 but why use NVMe at all then?
Right. I am totally going to install a KERNEL EXTENSION from some small outfit. Into all my tier 0 and tier 1 app servers, change management will wave this trough no problemo.
And then, instead of a standards based architecture (RoCE) which is actively supported and maintened by all my vendors Oracle, Red Hat, Msft, Vmware, Dell, Pure, and Cisco I would have to rely on these guys to maintain code and drivers in a stable and timely fashion for all mentioned above. Yeah right.
Reason for custom firmware, or rather validated and certified firmware, is interoperability. No-one really cares if your desktop PC goes on the fritz and you lose your photo collection.
If that happens to a corporation someone will be held liable, including public egg on face.
What I find more interesting lately is that apparently Cisco is really testing the crap out of their component suppliers and finding all these bugs. Someone mentioned below that this is an Intel bug, so not only kudos to Cisco for finding it but more importantly, shouldn't Dell and HPE with their much larger server orgs be the one who catch it?
What's the point of this article? Is this some sort of fncked up gotcha journalism? What exactly is being concealed? It was done relatively quietly without big press release or false virtue signaling, then someone thought the wording could be better and changed it.
What exactly are you implying?
Cisco took the high road and did the right thing. Instead of reinforcing good behavior, and I think we can all freely admit this is exactly what should be done to force Google to finally police the cesspit that is YouTube, you guys are egging on the first major company to dare do this. Are you out of your mind?
I am appalled by your behavior. You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr Sharwood. Have you no decency?
MDS Diagnostics is Virtual Instruments, OEMed into Cisco MDS switches. Doesn't require TAP and SAN rover which is a huge deal.
We ran a massive array of VI instrumentation across all our VMAX arrays and it's a storage admins dream. We could pin point individual FC frames and IO, correlate with DB IO, determine application performance on the SAN in real time. Cache hits, cache misses, we could identify misconfigured RAID sets just by looking at FC frame statistics. Ridiculously good stuff.
If I understand correctly it's now available in all 16 and 32G MDS switches.
"NetApp on the other, who finally figured out how to get scale-out clustering and all-flash working"
Oh man, this statement really bends the truth lol
First, it took NetApp only FOURTEEN YEARS to get Spinnaker finally working. Congrats, I guess?
Second, "working". Working it does but scale out it is not. It's a federation, not scale-out.
No dog in this fight but $500m in the bank? Not really. I was looking to buy some stock for long term investment and am following their fundamentals for quite a while.
It’s $500m line of credit to cover negative cashflow and get disbursed quarterly. Unfortunately, their financial health is atrocious and unsutainablr. The company is profitable only if stock payments and liabilities magically disappear, which they won’t and can’t. This is the same problem SnapChat had and has, GAAP accounting always catches up with you. Uber they are not.
I really like how much they disrupt the status quo and speed up innovation even if I disagree with the style due to my advanced age. But at the same time I feel there is an almost cultlike following which ignores reality and facts. This won’t end well.
"We have more than enough CPU to run things inefficiently and not care about it if it means we can cut a network admin."
That's a surefire way to have a massive network outage.
SDN does not make network admins obsolete, it only means that admins require more architectural skills than before when flying by the seat of your pants was kind of ok.
No one is denying that NetApp and others are growing. Also there is definitely decline in VMAX and XtremIO. But ponder this:
VSAN/VxRail teams are cannibalizing Unity by snatching up VNX refreshes. NetApp does not have this problem yet but might once SolidFire HCI starts replacing FAS.
As of time of that IDC report, HPE hadn't pushed SimpliVity into their 3Par, EVA, Nimble, and MSA base yet but I am hearing changes in compensation structure are driving such behavior.
I agree in all points except we will see continued growth in others. I am convinced we will see the same erosion EMC is being in other vendors installed base because of lower revenue HCI solutions replacing legacy SAN/NAS.
This is actually quite impressive, who would have thought?
For what it's worth, the chatter I am hearing (from Pure reps and SEs as well as channel) is that they are -very- successful in healthcare. The Pure SEs are also bragging about a large number of VxRail VDI implementations which they fixed by adding a FlashArray.
I fondly remember deploying ScaleIO on 500 t2.micro EC2 instances and (jokingly) needling my EMC rep why my VMAX AF can’t keep up with the IOPS.
But a bit more seriously, does Dell have ARM servers? One of the great advantages of ScaleIO is/was its capability to run on ARM. This seems to be gone now.
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