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Blog is moving

We are merging the blog with our new website, so in future all new posts will be going to millennia.it/blog. At some point this site will close down (probably when I need to make my next subscription payment!)

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Charlie: Challenging free speech

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry In response to the tragic shootings at the headquarters of satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, there have been a number of provocative essays on freedom of speech. I have discussed the…

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POODLE attack takes bytes out of your encrypted data – here’s what to do

Another SSL hack follows Heartbleed to keep our systems management people awake at night.

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The Catch-22 of Energy Storage

Originally posted on Brave New Climate:
Pick up a research paper on battery technology, fuel cells, energy storage technologies or any of the advanced materials science used in these fields, and you will likely find somewhere in the introductory paragraphs…

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To Appliance or not to Appliance? Confusion reigns in the software defined datacentre

Everybody seems to think they know the answer, but sometimes I wonder if they even understand the question. Hot on the heels of the launch of VMware’s EVO:RAIL, and somewhat more under the radar, Maxta have announced Maxdeploy, in which … Continue reading

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Nutanix – the Energizer Bunny of IT Infrastructure

“Software Defined” has become the epithet of the Nutanix solution, but you will always need hardware and hardware will always fail. Recently we installed a relatively new NX-3460 for a Proof of Concept (POC) with all four nodes showing as … Continue reading

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Nutanix, Dell, VMware – it’s all go in a converged world

First of all an update to my blog from yesterday: I am very grateful for an almost immediate reach out from Dheeraj Pandey, CEO at Nutanix, and a subsequent 20 minute phone call to discuss the concerns I had raised. … Continue reading

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Nutanix and the deal with the Dell-vil – a personal view

First of all kudos to Nutanix for their internal decision to inform the channel prior to the press release, which meant I could make this article timely rather than days after the event. Few vendors consider their channel is anything … Continue reading

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DISM Windows Server 2008 R2 Change Edition

Originally posted on The Cloud Eh!?:
Hit a little issue in my lab today, It happens that I went ahead and installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard for a bunch of my Lab VM’s. Now the issue is that I…

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Nutanix – defending the hardware appliance in a “software defined” world

Article updated June 10th 2014 – scroll to Update section below for updated comments:   Software defined seems to be the latest buzz phrase doing the rounds recently; software defined storage, networking, datacentres, hitting the marketing feeds and opinion pieces … Continue reading

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