Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 28 Apr 11:
Exposing cloud failures The result of the Amazon EC2 failure this week has exposed a number of technology strategies in cloud infrastructure as being less than perfect. Complex systems have complex failures The most vexing problem of Cloud Computing is that these systems are complex, and the more complex system the more complex the failure. [...]
We covered a lot of topics in this show, mainly hating on firewalls and the lack of security process in most corporate companies. We spent a good twenty minutes hating on CheckPoint firewalls, and then moved on to more interesting topics. A good, “from the field”, real world things that matter show.
In my ongoing project to laugh heartily at marketing people but especially Cisco marketing people, I give you the Cisco Strategic Recruitment Solution.
Check out the picture on this brochure. That’s right. Nothing says “Strategic Recruitment” like the picture of a young woman, in a skimpy top, boobs to the front, and pulling an arrow on a bow.
I’ve talked before about Microsoft Teredo protocol for IPv6 tunneling and called it a bag of crap. Geoff Huston puts some solid information down about Teredo and why it should not be considered. My gut feeling : Teredo = NetBIOS (and we all know how that worked out) but Microsoft continues to develop it’s own proprietary technology and embed it into their products. Geoff Huston has some evidence about how bad it is.
Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 21 Apr 11:
A lot of people regard Virtual Trunking Protocol(VTP) as nothing but trouble. Indeed, it’s hard to find many people who will implement it on their network. I find this baffling – it’s a great tool that dramatically reduces time, errors, and troubleshooting is something that we should all embrace and use wherever we can. Naturally, with great power comes great evil. So, lets be clever instead.
I was doing a Data Centre Design recently and did some numbers around the numbers of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports that need to be deployed. I got a bit of a realisation shock.