Excellent article on mistakes made for infrastructure … cloud jail is about right

Article is here at Firstround capital. This goes to a point I’ve made many many times to customers going the cloud route exclusively rather than the internal infrastructure route or hybrid route. Basically it is that the economics simply don’t work. We’ve used a set of models based upon observed customer use cases, and demonstrated … Read moreExcellent article on mistakes made for infrastructure … cloud jail is about right

The joy of IE and URLs, or how to fix ridiculous parsing errors on the part of some "helpers"

Short version. Day job sending some marketing out. URLs are pretty clear cut. Tested well. But some clients seem to have mis-parsed the url. Like with a trailing “)”. For some reason. That I don’t quite grok. I tried a few ways of fixing it. Yes, I know, because I fixed it, I baked it … Read moreThe joy of IE and URLs, or how to fix ridiculous parsing errors on the part of some "helpers"

I don't agree with everything he wrote about systemd, but he isn't wrong on a fair amount of it

Systemd has taken the linux world by storm. Replacing 20-ish year old init style processing for a more legitimate control plane, and replacing it with a centralized resource to handle this control. There are many things to like within it, such as the granularity of control. But there are any number of things that are … Read moreI don't agree with everything he wrote about systemd, but he isn't wrong on a fair amount of it

Aquila launches Aquarius

Story is here, at the always excellent InsideHPC site. Scroll the linked page on Aquarius to see some of their tech and their partners … Congrats guys! Great job!

New #HPC #storage configs for #bigdata , up to 16PB at 160GB/s

This is an update to Scalable Informatics “portable petabyte” offering. Basically, from 1 to 16PB of usable space, distributed and mirrored metadata, high performance (100Gb) network fabric, we’ve got a very dense, very fast system available now, at a very aggressive price point (starting configs around $0.20/GB). Batteries included … long on features, functionality, performance. … Read moreNew #HPC #storage configs for #bigdata , up to 16PB at 160GB/s