Re: @Mike 137 - "because of an error in the error code handling routine ..."
They had error handling routine!?
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"A year will have gone by, and you [the customer] build all your tooling around their ecosystem, which is very proprietary. And then to try and get out of that later ... there's no open standards to move to another cloud provider."
- Why on Earth would you build all your tooling around their ecosystem? Because it is easier, right, There are tools, which are Open-source and work with every Cloud provider. Prometheus/Grafana stack, CockroachDB, Yugabyte, PostgreSQL, etc, etc. But it is a lot easier to let somebody else to do the testing and the integration. Well, now you have to pay them. The biggest problem for most executives is that they do not listen to the right engineers who tell them not to go for the "easy wins"
"And you also have all the high egress fees to get your data out as well, which is going to cost you money. So then you end up signing a spending commitment with them because you're locked in."
- When it comes to egress, may be one has to understand the problem first before start complaining. When you run you own data-center you buy your own equipment, not only the UPS, rack and servers, but also routers and switches. When you go to the Cloud you pay for VM instances, K8s, storage and other services, but you never pay for the ingress or the internal traffic. So, if the egress fees are so outrageous, how about paying for every byte you use, anywhere, and pay a lot less for egress.
FedEx are the pros? I am not so sure about it. If they are so much better than Amazon then why are they trying to emulate it - well, at least the dilvery part. Do you know that FedEx has intruduced the same gig-driver program as Amazon (called D3 at least in Canada). ... And when it comes to technology, there is no compare. FedEx is generations behind.
Ah, but the pointy haired bosses do not care about how much it costs the company. The only thing that matters to them is that they can pass the blame. The Cloud is someboy else's computer, right!? So, it is not our fault, we chose the best. It is Amazon's (Azure's, etc.) ...
Nothing new under the sun.
I also work for a big US corporation (200K + worldwide). We are firmly in bed with McAfee. My laptop has become unusable. The CPU load is 60-70% when idle. But our Infosec, in their infinite wisdom, keep on piling security "malware" on our PCs/Laptops. The number of different McAfee services keeps on growing but there is also Tanium and CyberArc and ...
Several days ago I had to go to the office and when passing the Help desk area I saw piles of used laptops and most of them had a sticker - "very, very slow".
And how would an offline backup help you? Ransomware does not manifest itself right away. Usually it takes days, weeks, even months to spread. Most probably one would end up with multiple backups of already infected systems. The only difference is that your online backup system may end up borked while the offline one will happily provide you with an infected copy from couple of days ago. You would not want to restore a copy from an year ago, right? The data will be irrelevant.
I wish I knew a better way, but I do not. The only thing I know is the way we do things in IT does not work anymore, but we keep on doing the same old thing hoping for a better outcome.
What was that definition for insanity :)
"500,000 computing-related jobs" could be anything, from the precious few true hardware and software engineers to multitudes of hel(l/p) desk agents, project managers and data entry clerks.
Read my lips - there is not shortage of skilled IT labor! There is abundance of incompetent IT managers who are squandering the resources they have!
So true. I guess you have met the development managers in our department. "Admins? I do not need no stinking admins or DBAs! Just gust give us the Cloud and our teams will do miracles" - That is what our development managers have been singing for the last couple of years.
This is a real one from 2018. I very good friend of mine works as a software development manager. Couple of months ago she was in a meeting about implementing OCR with AI in order to read reports being printed by their systems on daily basis. The success rate of the pilot was below 40%, which according to the upper management was due to the printers producing copies not good enough for the OCR and the AI being not advanced enough. As the reports in question were being generated by systems connected to the network, my friend suggested that her group could simply interface those systems with their main DB thus removing any need for printouts, manual feeds and OCR with AI. Her managers became very frustrated, told her that she does not understand, they have always done it this way, and that she must support the Corporate decision.