Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 29 Aug 10:
- YouTube – Velocity 2010: Urs Holzle – Web Velocity and Acceleration – using new network protocols to accelerate online performance. Exciting.
- CCIE in 3 months – Is it possible?: Decoding the RIPE BGP experiment – Tassos does some very detailed work on decoding the recent BGP problems on the Internet where vendors don't appear to have compliant BGP implementations.
- Tech Sector Watch: Are Mega Mergers the Inevitable Solution? — Seeking Alpha –
The list of big technology players includes Microsoft (MSFT), IBM, Oracle (ORCL), Cisco (CSCO), Apple (AAPL), HP, Intel (INTC), and Google (GOOG). Some firm on this list most likely will need to be subsumed under the umbrella of one of the others in the group.
Interesting view. Although Cisco seems likely to be consumed or to merge with EMC, it's hard to tell when it's going to happen.
- Lessons from SlideShare: Cloud Computing Fiascos & How to Avoid Them –
In both cases, we learned we weren’t being disciplined enough to handle the power cloud computing put at our fingertips. If we’d been on leased hardware, we would have hit hardware limits (running out of disk space). It would’ve been inconvenient, but it would have forced us to think about what we were doing, and make a conscious decision to spend more money. It’s great to have the super-power of cloud computing, but you need to be responsible if you want to use it!
Hadn't thought about Cloud Computing needing more resources to MANAGE it instead of RUNNING it. Lesson noted.
- Disband the ITU’s IPv6 Group, says expert – Page 1 – Voice, Data, and IP –
Although the book is oriented for the TCP/IP Internet community oriented, it does establish that IPv6 was a geek response to the Internet Architecture Board's adoption at Kobe in 1992 of the joint ITU-TISO OSI Internet protocol known as CLNP. CLNP was strongly supported by all governments and most of the industry at the time.
CLNP was intended to replace IPv4. In some ways, it's technically better, proven and software is available. I suspect that it's too late now, the IPocalyse is coming.
- HP Blogs – You don’t want to micromanage the cloud – The HP Blog Hub –
The other school of thought looks to a design a flexible infrastructure that can support most applications without micromanaging them, we call this the cloud.
That's a very good working definition of 'cloud'.
- The Community Lab Gets its First Catalyst 3560! – Packet Life – I'm happy to announce that the free community lab has just received its first community-funded upgrade!
- Meet the Enterprise IT Superpowers – Gestalt IT –
The corporate IT market is much more dynamic and competitive, with a few very large “superpower” companies discovering their power to drive purchasing decisions. If a supplier can create an integrated “stack” of hardware and software, they can push product purchases that might otherwise be overlooked or postponed.
Basic points but good summary of current playing field.
- How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords –
If you invited me to try and crack your password, you know the one that you use over and over for like every web page you visit, how many guesses would it take before I got it?