Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 31 Aug 10:
- HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3 Billion | Danger Room | Wired.com – An object lesson in outsourcing and it's negative impacts. Buying back what you should really own must be annoying.
This outsourcing failure is typical of many, and that of Application Service Providers is what fuels my cynicism of cloud computing. Can't help but feel that cloud is just another business experiment that will soon pass.
- Aaron’s Worthless Words » Blog Archive » Catalyst 3750s – Bad Luck with a Cisco Logo – For every good story about Cisco 3700 switches, I think there are two stories of how poor the quality is and how many software or hardware failures they've had. Here's another one.
I’m guessing here, but we have about 50 3750 stacks in the enterprise. Most of them are pairs, you wind up with roughly 120 switches. Since we’ve done about 20 replacements over the last 5 years, that means we have a 17% failure rate. That’s pretty horrible, isn’t it?
- Web-Based Training | Training & Support | F5 Networks –
Web-Based Training (WBT) courses introduce you to basic technology concepts related to F5 technology, recent changes to F5 products and basic configurations for BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).
These no-charge, self-paced courses let you take the course on demand:
Works for me.
- Panduit Proposes OM4 Fiber Optic Cabling to Reach 150 Meters –
the 802.3ba study group’s key focus was to develop a standard to support 40Gig and 100Gig Ethernet data rates. While the initial draft specified only OM3 fiber and a maximum reach of 100 meters, Panduit determined through extensive research that next generation OM4 fiber would be able to reach 150 meters.
Wanna bet it's going to be expensive to get those extra fifty meters ?
- RFC4441 – The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship –
Since the late 1980s, IEEE 802 and IETF have cooperated in the development of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIBs and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) applications. This document describes the policies and procedures that have developed in order to coordinate between the two organizations, as well as some of the relationship history.
- Hoff’s 5 Rules Of Cloud Security… | Rational Survivability –
Get an Amazon Web Services [or Rackspace or Terremark vCloud Express, etc.] account, instantiate a couple of instances as though you were deploying a web-based application with sensitive information that requires resilience, security, survivability and monitoring. If you have never done this and you’re in security spouting off about the insecurities of Cloud, STFU and don’t proceed to step 2 until you do.
Mostly, Hoff is far too aligned with the cloud to be rational. It's his job after all. However, this is a fine bit of observation.