Declaring the Death of Windows is always a great way to drum up some clicks. But today, the roundtable discusses whether Windows is just kind of beside the point for a modern Microsoft. The debate whether this means the end of Windows, the end of the beginning of the end of Windows, or just that Windows’ role in Microsoft will fundamentally change.
What is data control? I thought it seemed like a pretty straight forward idea, but reading this piece by Justin Warren changed the way I conceived of it. I assumed that control meant that I could use my data however I wanted. But that is less about control and more about access and movement of data. Control subsumes these functions, but it also includes the ability to restrict that data.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a hyperscale data center that I can just play around with. Well, I guess technically if I had unlimited funding, AWS kind of fits that description. Okay, let me revise, I don’t have a hyperscale data center that I’m willing to pay to play around with indefinitely.
This week in Server News, the Gestalt IT team takes a look at EMC Isilon’s new Nitro all-flash array, considers the future of HPE and scale-out computing, and looks at Tim Miller’s post on DriveScale. We’re also reading Justin Warren’s post on automation and autonomy and considering Kubernetes and Mesos with Eric Wright.
Justin Warren asks a pertinent question: Is your IT automated or autonomous? He starts off this discussion by breaking down the roots of the words in Greek to suss out the subtly in their meaning. In the spirit of the language, I would call it an ontological etymology. Indeed, Justin gets into some fairly deep […]
Justin Warren of eigenmagic comments: I’ve been a longtime user of the Apache webserver. I think I first installed and configured a 1.x release somewhere in the late 90s, which is longer ago than I often realise. The last time I looked at NGINX as an alternative to Apache was, similarly, quite a while ago. At the […]
Justin Warren writing for Forbes comments: The number of competitors didn’t appear to faze Primary Data, ClearSky Data and Reduxio, who all launched at the show. It’s starting to feel like storage startups spontaneously appear whenever the density of nerds reaches some mysterious threshold. Another major category at the show this year was backup or copy […]
Justin Warren of eigenmagic comments: RavelloSystems provides a cloud-based platform for spinning up a test-lab quickly and easily, and it supports VMware’s vSphere/ESXi hypervisor through nested hypervisors (running ESXi on a Google or AWS compute instance). Platform9 is a cloud-based automation and control platform for spinning up and managing an OpenStack environment quickly and easily, and it […]
Justin Warren of eigenmagic comments: This is part of a series of posts sponsored by VMware. Read my disclosure statement here. You’ve got vROps installed after reading my last post on how to do it. Great! Now what? Now we need to configure it to do things. This is both really easy, and also a […]
Justin Wareen of eigenmagic comments: The very first round, generally called a seed round, is designed to get the company off the ground. There’s an idea, maybe a very brief prototype, that’s been developed by the founders of the company using their own money, or maybe money from family and friends (anecdotally called the Family, […]