mushroom cloud computing

Posted on March 29, 2009 by

Wow, this cloud computing is really going to solve all the It problems. This great magic black box has more power than Virtualization, it’s stronger than any soap/caml/etc. middleware, able to leap thin clients in a single bound, outbattles SAN anything, laughs at client-server computing, scoffs at the mere mention of object-orientation. It’s daBomb. As […]

clouds in my coffee

Posted on October 12, 2008 by

Well, it’s happened. The marketing folx have run out of catchy acronyms and names. The just couldn’t come up with something clever to describe the ‘next new thing’ and just started using the name of the scribbled out representation they’ve used for years to represent something new, the proverbial black box, step2, etc. And so […]

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XSAN2.1 + 10.5.4 == SLOW

Posted on September 3, 2008 by

As detailed in my previous entry from May, Academic Technology at UK preformed a very agreessive large-scale infrastructure update this summer. Or at least we tried…. The ‘Cylinder of Destiny’ worked just fine, took plenty of hard work to arrive at the correct client settings, get all the clients bound to AD, etc. But after […]

Leopard & AD @UK

Posted on May 11, 2008 by

During the summer of 08, we’re replacing most of the OSX servers and upgrading the rest to 10.5. As part of the overall set of summer updates, we are also going to utilize AD for authentication where ever possible. Currently we run two 10.4 servers bound to AD (only, no local OD or MT) which […]