because that ticket price is nothing compared to the air line/hotel bill/food, etc.
I have a free ticket for life.
@Emad-R Eh, I got 6 of them with the maximum memory (4GB). Also looking to acquire some beefier ARM platforms that I can run experimental ESXi builds on. - https://shop.solid-run.com/product/SRM8040S00D16GE008S00CH/ has caught my eye, but there are a few other ARM packages that are also reasonably priced and have different capabilities (Jetson etc from Nvidia for CUDA etc). Was really hoping rancher would sort out a ARM install but egh, might end up running that on my Intel NUCs.
A few things...
Google and AWS don't bother running them on Baremetal. While some people do, they tend to be shops that like running lots of linux on bare-metal and for them, it's a OS/Platform choice rather than a Hypervisor vs. non-hypervisor choice. The majority of the containers in people's datacenters and in the cloud are in VMs.
VMware with the project pacific announcement at VMworld called out that they get better performance with their container runtime in a Virtual Machine, than bare metal Linux container hosts. (This makes sense, once you understand that the vSphere scheduler does a better job at packing with NUMA awareness than the Linux kernel. Kit explained this on my podcast last week if anyone cares to listen).
I run them on bare metal on my Pi4 cluster because I'm still waiting on drivers and EFI to be written for it so I can run a proper hypervisor on them.
I made this one minute video a while back to demonstrate SCSI UNMAP/TRIM reclaim. I'm curious how many of you are doing this (doesn't have to be on vSphere/VSAN) and if not what's stopping you from getting back dead/wasted space from deleted files?
That's the norm, yes. Anyone looking for data, that's what they do. That's always the fear in datacenters. A 2.5" drive is "easy" to steal. It is loose, and tiny, fits in a pocket or an arm pit. A server is essentially impossible to steal from any real location.
Running out of a DC with a DL380 doesn't happen. Someone bulk sells the server on eBay does.
Real encryption keeps the keys in a remote KIMP server (what you'll see for any DISA/STIG system etc).
Realistically you use a TPM for detecting supply chain attacks (validating firmware, validating boot loader, EFI VIBs etc) is what ESXi uses it for.
NetApp makes high cost, low performance NAS devices on double parity RAID 4 (basically RAID 6 but using older RAID 4 tech instead of RAID 5 based.) They could be talking about any NetApp product as that's basically what they all do. You just pick one based on size.
This isn't really true.
Netapp E-Series is the same as the old Dell MD36xxx or the LSI enginio code base (IBM also sold a similar low-end modular array). These things were wicked fast/cost-effective at streaming workloads (got used for Lustre clusters a lot as the DAS on the nodes). Dell's abandoned reselling them for Seagate (Dothill) but they still around.
Netapp also bought solidfire (Scale-out iSCSI storage system, originally positioned for service providers now offered as part of "Netapp HCI"). Best in class QoS, and also has vVols support.
The Netapp AFF is the new all-flash units. focused largely on data efficiency.
Veeam has API integration for arrays so that it can offload snapshots to the array. You'd still need something else to target.
@scottalanmiller oh hai
Richard here. Prior Cylance and Webroot. Poacher of Nic from SW.
Automox is a cloud native cyber hygiene platform. You can patch, deploy software, enforce policies, and a whole lot more across Windows, Linux, and Mac including servers. You can pull a report as needed as well. Don't want to get too salesy but happy to talk more.
They'll need the licensing for it.
Streaming from O365 is bundled with a number of the licensing tiers (we have it, I use it to run the full version of Excel on my Mac). You also can run RDSH in trial mode for 90 days if memory serves.
Given it's been 10 years though, and the user (presumably has work to do in excel) having excel run somewhere else might just be a good way to move on to more important things even if it costs $100-200 (Unless Dash's time is free!)