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As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily and — especially — disengage IE

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It’s hard to overstate the problems caused by Microsoft’s second, third and fourth September  cumulative updates for all Windows 10 versions. For example, Win10 version 1903, the latest and greatest, saw cumulative updates on Sept. 10 (KB 4515384), Sept. 23 (KB 4522016), Sept. 26 (KB 4517211) and Oct. 3 (KB 4524147, which some characterize as a super-early October cumulative update).

As Microsoft kept flinging buggy fixes at the zero-day problem known as CVE-2019-1367, customers kept complaining about problems with:

  • Print spooler crashes No, they weren’t fixed with the fourth cumulative update, KB 4524147, in spite of Microsoft’s assertions. In fact, Mayank Parmar at Windows Latest documents complaints about KB 4524147 breaking PCs that were working after the third cumulative update, KB 4517211. So we have separate printer bug reports for the second, third and fourth cumulative updates. A royal printer flush.
  • Start Menu bugs — Click Start on a patched system and you get the message “Critical Error/ Your Start menu isn’t working,” which is my latest candidate for a D’oh! illuminating error message award.
  • Older JScript-based program bugs
  • Can’t type into the Cortana Search box
  • VMWare won’t start, with the warning “VMware Workstation Pro can’t run on Windows”
  • Machines won’t boot after installing the fourth cumulative update (see Lawrence Abrams’ report on BleepingComputer), or can’t install the update at all.

Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged any of those bugs, except for the printer spooler bug in the second September cumulative update. Yes, that’s the bug that is known to persist (reappear?) in the fourth cumulative update.

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Windows 10 update panic: Older VMware Workstation Pro app broken

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KB4517211 update is breaking search and VMWare Workstation in Windows 10

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Microsoft has had an appalling run of problematic Windows 10 updates recently, and the spate of dodgy patches shows no signs of letting up. With the recently released KB4517211 update, users are now reporting problems using Windows 10's search function, as well as finding that the update is preventing VMWare Workstation from launching. See also: Printer-fixing KB4524147 update is breaking the Start menu in Windows 10 Microsoft fixes Windows 10 printer problems with yet another patch Another Windows 10 update is causing problems, this time with printing There are numerous complaints popping up on the Microsoft Answers website, as well… [Continue Reading]
          

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Site Reliability Engineer - Refinitiv - Brookfield, WI

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Comment on APFS Enumeration Performance on Rotational Hard Drives by Sören Nils Kuklau

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<blockquote> I often find myself confounded by the concept of snapshots. Are these full versions of the state? </blockquote> Yes. <blockquote> if the former, how does APFS snapshots not take up extra data with the extra snapshots? </blockquote> It does, but it does so in a differential format. It only takes up space for the block-level differences. Snapshots count towards <a href="https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/10/purgeable-storage-sierra/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/32424&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com">purgeable space</a>, so as they start filling up the volume, macOS will eventually prune them. (Not all apps handle this gracefully or at least have in the past; I’ve had some pretty bad issues between VMware thinking the disk is full and refusing to boot VMs, and macOS saying it isn’t, from its point of view.) <blockquote> I mean, one could always run multiple timestamped full backups each time with other tools, so it must be something else. </blockquote> Right. The “something else” ;-) is the efficient storage format. You effectively get multiple snapshots in time out of them, but only differences are stored. You mentioned Time Machine’s hardlinks. That’s similar, but they operate at the file level. Given two snapshots at 16:00:00 and 17:00:00, and you changing a few bytes in a huge file between those timestamps, Time Machine would have to make a distinct copy of the entire file APFS snapshots would only store those changed blocks (a block is only a few bytes each) That’s why people would be excited for Apple to upgrade Time Machine such that it can take advantage of file system-level snapshots rather than their hardlink approach.
          

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KB4517211 update is breaking search and VMWare Workstation in Windows 10

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Microsoft has had an appalling run of problematic Windows 10 updates recently, and the spate of dodgy patches shows no signs of letting up. With the recently released KB4517211 update, users are now reporting problems using Windows 10's search function, as well as finding that the update is preventing VMWare Workstation from launching. See also: Printer-fixing KB4524147 update is breaking the Start menu in Windows 10 Microsoft fixes Windows 10 printer problems with yet another patch Another Windows 10 update is causing problems, this time with printing There are numerous complaints popping up on the Microsoft Answers website, as well… [Continue Reading]

          

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[…] Questo articolo è di Hari Sivaraman, Uday Kurkure e Lan Vu del team Performance Engineering di VMware. Confronto delle prestazioni delle applicazioni di apprendimento automatico containerizzato I contenitori Docker [6] stanno rapidamente diventando un ambiente popolare in cui eseguire diverse applicazioni, comprese quelle dell’apprendimento automatico [1, 2, 3]. NVIDIA supporta i contenitori Docker con la propria utility del motore Docker, nvidia-docker [7], specializzata per eseguire applicazioni che utilizzano GPU NVIDIA. Il contenitore nvidia-docker per l’apprendimento automatico include l’applicazione e il framework di apprendimento automatico (ad esempio, TensorFlow [5]) ma, soprattutto, non include il driver GPU o il toolkit CUDA. I contenitori Docker sono indipendenti dall’hardware, quindi, quando un’applicazione utilizza hardware specializzato come una GPU NVIDIA che necessita di moduli kernel e librerie a livello utente, il contenitore non può includere i driver richiesti. Vivono fuori dal container. Una soluzione alternativa è installare il driver all’interno del contenitore e mappare i suoi dispositivi all’avvio. Questa soluzione alternativa non è portatile poiché le versioni all’interno del contenitore devono corrispondere a quelle nel sistema operativo nativo. L’utilità del motore nvidia-docker fornisce un meccanismo alternativo che monta i componenti in modalità utente all’avvio, ma ciò richiede l’installazione del driver e di CUDA nel sistema operativo nativo prima dell’avvio. Entrambi gli approcci presentano degli svantaggi, ma quest’ultimo è chiaramente preferibile. In questo episodio della nostra serie di blog [8, 9, 10] sull’apprendimento automatico in vSphere mediante GPU, presentiamo un confronto delle prestazioni di MNIST [4] in esecuzione un contenitore su CentOS in esecuzione nativamente con MNIST in esecuzione in un contenitore all’interno di una VM CentOS su vSphere. Sulla base dei nostri esperimenti, dimostriamo che l’esecuzione di container in un ambiente virtualizzato, come una VM CentOS su vSphere, non risente delle prestazioni, pur beneficiando delle enormi capacità di gestione offerte dalla piattaforma VMware vSphere. Configurazione e metodologia dell’esperimento Abbiamo usato MNIST [4] per confrontare le prestazioni dei contenitori in esecuzione nativa con i contenitori in esecuzione in una macchina virtuale. La configurazione della VM e del server vSphere che abbiamo usato per il “contenitore virtualizzato” è mostrata nella Tabella 1. La configurazione della macchina fisica utilizzata per eseguire il contenitore in modo nativo è mostrata nella Tabella 2. vSphere 6.0.0, build 3500742 Nvidia vGPU driver 367.53 Sistema operativo guest CentOS Linux versione 7.4.1708 (Core) driver CUDA 8.0 CUDA runtime 7.5 Docker 17.09-ce-rc2 ⇑ Tabella 1. Configurazione della VM utilizzata per eseguire il contenitore nvidia-docker Driver Nvidia 384.98 Sistema operativo CentOS Linux versione 7.4. 1708 (Core) Driver CUDA 8.0 CUDA runtime 7.5 Docker 17.09-ce-rc2 ⇑ Tabella 2. Configurazione della macchina fisica utilizzata per eseguire il contenitore nvidia-docker La configurazione del server che abbiamo usato è mostrata nella Tabella 3 di seguito. Nei nostri esperimenti, abbiamo usato la GPU NVIDIA M60 solo in modalità vGPU. Non abbiamo utilizzato la modalità I / O diretto. Nello scenario in cui abbiamo eseguito il container all’interno della VM, abbiamo prima installato i driver NVIDIA vGPU in vSphere e all’interno della VM, quindi abbiamo installato CUDA (driver 8.0 con runtime versione 7.5), seguito da Docker e nvidia-docker [7]. Nel caso in cui abbiamo eseguito nativamente il container, abbiamo installato il driver NVIDIA in CentOS in esecuzione nativamente, seguito da CUDA (driver 8.0 con runtime versione 7.5), Docker e infine, nvidia-docker [7]. In entrambi gli scenari abbiamo eseguito MNIST e abbiamo misurato il tempo di esecuzione per l’allenamento utilizzando un orologio da parete. ⇑ Figura 1. Configurazione testbed per il confronto delle prestazioni dei contenitori che funzionano in modo nativo rispetto a quelli in esecuzione in un modello VM Modello di processore Dell PowerEdge R730 Tipo di processore Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2680 v3 a 2,50 GHz Numero di core della CPU 24 CPU, ciascuno con socket del processore a 2,5 GHz 2 core per socket 14 Processori logici 48 Hyperthreading Memoria attiva SSD locale da 768 GB (1,5 TB), array di archiviazione, GPU per dischi rigidi locali 2x M60 Tesla ⇑ Tabella 3. Risultati della configurazione del server I tempi di esecuzione misurati dell’orologio da parete per MNIST sono riportati nella tabella 4 per i due scenari che abbiamo testato: esecuzione in un contenitore nvidia-docker in CentOS in esecuzione nativamente. In esecuzione in un contenitore nvidia-docker all’interno di una VM CentOS su vSphere. Dai dati, possiamo vedere chiaramente che non vi è alcuna penalità misurabile delle prestazioni per l’esecuzione di un contenitore all’interno di una macchina virtuale rispetto al suo funzionamento nativo. Tempo di esecuzione della configurazione per MNIST misurato da un contenitore Nvidia-docker dell’orologio da parete in CentOS in esecuzione nativamente 44 minuti 53 secondi Contenitore Nvidia-docker in esecuzione in una macchina virtuale CentOS su vSphere 44 minuti 57 secondi ⇑ Tabella 4. Confronto del tempo di esecuzione per MNIST in esecuzione… Fonte […]
          

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Microsoft wants to make its cloud the platform 'for every workload on the planet,' and one way it's doing that is helping startups win bigger customers (MSFT)

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  • Microsoft launched a program called Microsoft for Startups in February 2018 to teach startups how to sell to larger customers and give them access to Microsoft's customer base.
  • Microsoft sees helping startups as an investment because they can become partners in the future, and startups are also using Microsoft's cloud, Microsoft Azure.
  • Microsoft is also doing more to attract developers in startups like investing in open source software, something that it was previously reluctant to do.
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When Chad Fowler, general manager of startups at Microsoft, initially joined the company through its acquisition of the Berlin-based productivity app startup Wunderlist, he felt that Microsoft was an "unlikely suitor" because it was a "sales-y company" that "didn't really get startups."

"I would describe myself as one of the least likely eventual Microsoft employees," Fowler told Business Insider. "I grew up in the '90s in technology companies, and I was very much on the open source side of the world. Microsoft's perception and resonance with that community is pretty well known historically."

Fowler meant that back in the 1990s, Microsoft often fought with open source, or software that's free for anyone to download and contribute to. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer even called the popular open source operating system Linux "a cancer." 

Fowler says that he still had these misconceptions, even after he joined Microsoft initially, but since then, Microsoft has made a turnaround. Now, he's leading a program called Microsoft for Startups, which was launched in February 2018. It helps startups sell their products to Microsoft's customers and teaches them how to scale up.

"I think of myself as a startup person first and an open source person second, and here I am doing that stuff in the context of Microsoft where I never thought I would actually be, but the company is different now," Fowler said.

The startup program underscores the radical shift at Microsoft in the five years since Satya Nadella took the CEO reins, leaving behind old hangups and propelling the company to a trillion dollar market valuation. For Microsoft, forging close ties with startups represents an important market opportunity as it tries to make headway against Amazon in the booming cloud computing market.

Charlotte Yarkoni, corporate vice president of commerce and ecosystem in the cloud and AI division at Microsoft, says that while startups have talented engineering teams, they often need help selling, so that's where Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help.

Startups on their own may have a harder time getting in front of enterprise customers in fields such as health care or manufacturing, but Microsoft for Startups gives them access to Microsoft's customer base. It also gives startups credits for Microsoft's cloud, Microsoft Azure, making startups likely to pick Azure as their cloud of choice to run their software. As a result, Microsoft sees helping these startups as an investment. 

"Startups are important because they do represent a lot of the innovation, whether it's building new workloads or even developing new trends and technologies that are more forefront in terms of business models they're contemplating," Yarkoni told Business Insider.

'Help first, sell last'

It's a win for Microsoft, too. Yarkoni says these startups may end up becoming partners in the future. 

"What we really wanted to do is build more of a startup ecosystem that represented a partner ecosystem for us, a budding partner ecosystem," Yarkoni said.

Microsoft also offers these startups credits for its cloud Microsoft Azure and helps them onboard onto it. If these startups sell their product on Microsoft's cloud, it also benefits Microsoft, and Microsoft gets to see "interesting new solutions" running on its cloud, Yarkoni says.

"We aspire for our cloud to be the platform for every workload on the planet," Yarkoni said. "These newer workloads and the innovations they bring are fantastic for us to have on our cloud."

Still, Fowler says helping startups is his top priority. His mission is to "help first, sell last." 

Read more: A top VMware exec explains how it avoided getting crushed by Microsoft in its early days — and the lesson startups can learn from it

Yarkoni says that startups who are part of the Microsoft program see an immediate increase in their businesses, with an average deal size "north of six figures."

"We continue to hear from startups that the most valuable thing we can do for them is help them win customers," Yarkoni said. 

'These startups today are the big enterprise customers of the future.'

Fowler worked on the Wunderlist team at Microsoft for a while, but he missed the startup world. When he met Yarkoni, she pitched him the idea of leading startup teams and advising founders, which he thought would be "the best of both worlds."

"Startups are small companies usually," Fowler said. "You can think of it as an investment. Not every startup that we work with goes on to become a unicorn and eventually IPO, but we do believe that Microsoft was a startup one day as well. These startups today are the big enterprise customers of the future."

Now, he leads the startup team, helping startups land deals with big companies and guiding them through technological and business expertise that they will need when selling to enterprise customers. The team is staffed with people who have gone through the pains of growing startups, such as having to completely rewrite their technology as the company grows. 

Fowler recalls that at Wunderlist, when a large customer contacted it to buy a large license, the team had no idea how to address things like disaster recovery and data privacy standards. He recalls that when Wunderlist was first building a sales team, the team "had no idea what we were doing."

"We hired the wrong sorts of people," Fowler said. "We were doing the wrong processes, all kinds of classic mistakes. What we do at the Microsoft for Startups program is become that trusted adviser that helps startups through that time."

Yarkoni says Microsoft plans to continue its investment in this program, including in its presence around the world and also in female founders. She says the number of startups coming into the program is growing. 

"Thes startup ecosystem is a great representation of meeting these communities where they are. It's very much the cornerstone of our startup philosophy," Yarkoni said. "Helping Microsoft get more engaged in the community is really something we're quite proud of, and we obviously want to share our journey as we go."

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What Open Source Can Learn from Scientific Computing and Vice Versa

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By Yordan Karadzhov We all come to open source from different places, but my particular journey to becoming a full-time open source contributor—and more recently a project co-maintainer—is a little unusual. I started out working in experimental physics doing scientific computing. As part of my work, I was also a project co-maintainer, and it’s interesting

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Site Reliability Engineer - Refinitiv - Brookfield, WI

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ICT Infrastructure Manager - CNH Industrial - Racine, WI

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vmx.reboot.PowerCycle Makes CPU Vulnerability Remediation Easy

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The biggest issue with remediating CPU vulnerabilities in a virtual environment is that, in most cases, the virtual machines must be power cycled. Not just rebooted but powered off and then back on. To help our customers get this done easily VMware has added the vmx.rebo#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/113161&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comot.PowerCycle advanced parameter to vSphere which automates this process. Why

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

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It’s October so in the US it’s officially National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As the US CERT website states, “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more

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Connect Directly to vCenter Server on VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

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After your VMware Cloud on Dell EMC SDDC rack is deployed, vCenter Server can be initially accessed via a secure tunnel with a public IP address endpoint. vSphere administrators also have the option of connecting directly via the top-of-rack switches once those are configured.

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Repointing vCenter Server to another SSO Domain

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Planning, designing, and architecting a vSphere SSO Domain for vCenter Server can occasionally feel complex to many VMware Administrators. Whether building new, changing, or redesigning an SSO Domain, vSphere 6.7 has a great new feature to help lessen this complexity. SSO Domain Repointing was introduced to allow the repointing of a vCenter Server from one

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Troubleshooting vMotion

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In previous blog posts, we looked into the vMotion process (The vMotion Process Under the Hood) and how to utilize high bandwidth networks to lower live-migration times (How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?). This blog post is dedicated to gaining more knowledge on what to do when troubleshooting vMotion if a live-migration is

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«Техносерв Cloud» поддержит «Дом.контроль» в автоматизации сферы ЖКХ

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Deutsche Bank analysts say the arrival of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian 'changed everything' in the fight with Amazon Web Services (GOOG, GOOGL)

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  • Analysts were skeptical for many years of Google Cloud being able to catch up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, but Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian is spearheading several changes.
  • Analysts point out that Google Cloud made several new leadership hires this year, which they see as costly, but worth the investment if it translates to winning bigger customers.
  • Google Cloud is poised to go from an $8 billion cloud business today to nearly $17 billion in revenue in 2021, Deutsche Bank research analyst Lloyd Walmsley wrote in a note for clients.
  • Google Cloud still doesn't have as many deals with large enterprises, but these companies are starting to at least consider Google Cloud, analysts say.
  • Google Cloud also has an advantage because it's known for being friendly with developers, who are becoming more influential in picking what cloud to use, analysts say.
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For years, analysts were skeptical that Google Cloud could ever catch up to its rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft — the first- and second-place cloud providers, respectively. 

Karl Keirstead, managing director at Deutsche Bank, tells Business Insider that he thought Google Cloud would remain a "distant third," But the arrival of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian who came from Oracle, "changed everything," he said.  

For one thing, Kurian has been making several new leadership hires at Google Cloud, which Keirstead calls "one of the most impressive bursts of hiring that we've ever seen from a large tech firm." What's more, even though Google Cloud hasn't scored many "mega-deal wins" yet he says that large companies are increasingly viewing it as a viable option. 

"He's built a fantastic leadership team, essentially pulling talent from other tech organizations that also serve the large enterprise market," Keirstead told Business Insider. 

The reason for the earlier skepticism didn't have much to do with Google Cloud itself.

"Having been built by Google, it's world class," Keirstead said. "Google has never built up an enterprise sales marketing branding and presence that can hold a candle to Microsoft. Whereas Amazon started relatively early and also didn't have as much of an enterprise presence, they just had longer to build it out."

In the bigger picture, Google Cloud is making the right investments in hiring and infrastructure – and it's poised to go from an $8 billion cloud business today to nearly $17 billion in revenue in 2021, Deutsche Bank research analyst Lloyd Walmsley wrote in a note for clients.

"It's money well spent, and I think they will be able to scale to margins that look more to AWS in the next three to five years," Walmsley told Business Insider. "We don't think, looking three years from now, they'll get to AWS on the same scale, but we think they can get to attractive margins on a three to five year basis."

New hires

Under Kurian, Google Cloud plans to triple its salesforce in a move seemingly taken from his former employer Oracle. To help manage all that growth, Google Cloud has made some key hires. 

Keirstead highlights says former SAP exec Robert Enslin, president of global customer operations, is a key hire. Others include VP and Head of Platform Amit Zavery from Oracle, EMEA President Chris Ciauri from Salesforce, Engineering VP Sunil Potti from Nutanix, and Engineering VP Yanbing Li from VMware.

Those hires are a good start, say the Deutsche Bank analysts: It's not cheap to attract hires of that caliber, they say, but it's a worthy investment in helping signal to would-be customers how serious Google Cloud is about winning their business. However, the analysts warn, that doesn't automatically translate into winning those big deals. 

Read more: Here are 12 of the most important executives leading Google Cloud as it takes on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

The 'larger deal wins are likely to come'

Keirstead sees rising interest from Fortune 500 companies, making him "confident that the larger deal wins are likely to come."

Keirstead says he hasn't heard about many Fortune 500 companies fully embracing Google Cloud, but winning large deals against AWS or Microsoft will take time. Some of Google Cloud's recent major customer wins include HSBC, Mayo Clinic, Macy's, and KeyBank.

Keirstead said that he recently attended a Google Cloud event in New York City with mostly financial services and banks in attendance. He says that while it's true that most of them weren't Google Cloud customers, there's something to be said for the fact that these old-school institutions were at least taking it under serious consideration. 

"They tend to be cautious buyers that move relatively slowly," Keirstead said. "This will be one of the last big markets that Google Cloud will end up going after. We took some comfort in the fact that some very large banks were there, evaluating Google Cloud."

Another aspect Google Cloud will have to fix is cultural. While Google has traditionally focused on the technology above all else, Walmsley said, it will have to learn how to take customers' concerns more seriously and act on them. 

"That's something culturally that may still encumber them," Walmsley said. 

'Currying favor' with developers

Under the legacy IT model, it was the CIO or CTO who made major technology decisions, like picking which cloud to use. However, as evidenced by Microsoft's purchase of GitHub, cloud providers are becoming aware that it's increasingly developers who drive IT spending.

He says in this sense, Google has an advantage because it's active in open source, the community of developers who write software that's free for anyone to use and download. Google engineers often contribute code to popular projects — the popular cloud project Kubernetes was even created at Google

In comparison, while Amazon's cloud is known as being developer friendly, it has a reputation for using open source code without giving anything back, Keirstead says. He says that, anecdotally, smaller startups are increasingly looking at building on Google Cloud rather than AWS, which he takes as a reflection of Google's strength in open source.

"Currying favor with and providing good functional software to the developer community is fairly essential and becoming a big strategy for the cloud providers," Keirstead said.

With developers on Google Cloud's side, Keirstead says what's left is to grow its sales.

"If they can scale up the leadership team and close the sales gap with Microsoft and Amazon, I think that's all they need to have a legitimate market share in that space," Keirstead said.

SEE ALSO: A former Google Cloud engineering leader is joining Microsoft-owned GitHub to lead its data group

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Member of Technical Staff - Monitor Group - VMware - Bellevue, WA

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Virtual Machine Monitor - Verification Engineer - VMware - Bellevue, WA

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Virtual Machine Monitor - Verification Engineer - VMware - Palo Alto, CA

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Knowledge of OS kernel internals, including memory management, resource management, and interrupt architecture. E.g. relevant embedded programming experience.
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VMware assumed with a Buy rating at Jefferies

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VMware assumed with a Buy rating at Jefferies
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VMware completes tender offer for Carbon Black common stock

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VMware completes tender offer for Carbon Black common stock
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New Release, LPAR2RRD 6.10 ,Free VMware Monitoring

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LPAR2RRD is free monitoring tool for virtual and physical environments. Many administrators using LPAR2RRD for monitoring VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, Citrix and Red Hat Virtualization. It’s totally free and it’s under strong development by active...

The post New Release, LPAR2RRD 6.10 ,Free VMware Monitoring appeared first on Davoud Teimouri - Virtualization and Data Center.


          

Don’t Miss These Key Sessions for VMware Cloud on AWS

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We’ve pulled together a list of key sessions for the upcoming VMworld 2019, to help you schedule your agenda. Learn more about the VMware Cloud on AWS service, chat with experts, and get your questions answered.   Hola!!! After all the exciting news and announcements at VMworld US 2019, we are now coming to Barcelona

The post Don’t Miss These Key Sessions for VMware Cloud on AWS appeared first on VMworld Blog.


          

Get the Facts about VMware Cloud Foundation – Part 2

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Market leaders are using Cloud Foundation to transition to hybrid cloud, leveraging an integrated cloud infrastructure that provides a consistent operational model. IT staffers understand the importance of following VMware’s lead to a simple, secure, and agile path to a hybrid cloud. Although IT decision-makers are familiar with the benefits of Cloud Foundation, they still

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Customer Responsibility within VMware Cloud on AWS (Storage)

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One of the primary appeals of the VMware Cloud on AWS service is the ability to focus on value-generating work, leaving the mundane day-to-day to VMware. Delivering on this promise requires a thoughtful segmentation of duties. This pattern is repeated throughout the stack to include one of the more dominant disciplines within the datacenter, storage.

The post Customer Responsibility within VMware Cloud on AWS (Storage) appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


          

AWS CloudFormation Integration with VMware vRealize Automation Cloud

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Author: Carlos Boyd, VMware Solution Architect Advanced Customer Engagement Project Team: Amanda Blevins, Mandy Botsko-Wilson, Darryl Cauldwell, Paul Chang, Kim Delgado, Dustin Ellis, Jason Karnes, Phoebe Kim, Andy Knight, Riaz Mohamed, Chris Mutchler, Nikolay Nikolov, Michael Patton, Raghu Pemmaraju   Introduction   Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the management of infrastructure (virtual machines, networks, security,

The post AWS CloudFormation Integration with VMware vRealize Automation Cloud appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.


          

Диаграмма по логике миграции на VMware vCloud Director 10.0.

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Некоторое время назад мы писали о новых возможностях продукта VMware vCloud Director 10.0, которые раскрыл Daniel Paluszek. На днях он сделал еще очень полезную диаграмму, которая раскрывают логику миграции на vCD 10 с предыдущих версий.

Daniel использовал утилиту MindNode для составления данной диаграммы апгрейда на vCD 10. Как видно на картинках, там описаны разные варианты исходной системы, например, вы решите пойти по пути обновления только Linux / External PostgreSQL (PgSQL) с раздельной инсталляцией vCD или сделаете интегрированные виртуальные модули vCloud Director.

Диаграмма доступна как с фоном, так и с прозрачностью PNG-формата:

Для Linux-систем Daniel отмечает следующие моменты:

  1. vCD 10.0 поддерживает только PostgreSQL, у него нет больше поддержки Microsoft SQL Server. Oracle уже прекратил поддерживаться ранее, поэтому все пути миграции ведут на PgSQL в данных диаграммах.
  2. Использование виртуального модуля vCD позволяет обеспечить высокую доступность PgSQL, но в случае сбоя нужно будет вручную переключаться на реплику.
  3. Использование внешнего экземпляра PostgreSQL полностью поддерживается. Но нужно внимательно следить за конфигурацией соединения к БД.
  4. VMware будет продолжать поставлять как установщик, так и виртуальный модуль vCD. Поэтому можно использовать оба варианта, в зависимости от нужд вашей команды.

Более подробно о данных диаграммах можно почитать у Daniel Paluszek.





          

VMware Odyssey™ at vForum 2019 Singapore

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This year, from the success of vWarrior last year, VMware Singapore is hosting VMware Odyssey™ at #vFORUMSG Singapore. VMware Odyssey (rebrand) was held at VMworld 2019 this year and will be in VMworld Barcelona as well.

If you haven't registered for vForum 2019 Singapore, which will be on 14th Nov, Friday, head over here.

This is a competition among teams to showcase your technical capabilities in our Hands-on Lab environment across the VMware portfolio of solutions and win exciting prizes!

There will be 4 rounds of Odyssey (Group stage, Voyagers of Venus (VoV), Semi-Finals and Finals). Voyagers of Venus (VoV) will be the bonus round and all teams that are participating (who have a female in their team) will be able to participate in that round. 

The difference is that we are only allowing the females of the team to enter the tournament area, cause we want to showcase their capabilities. 

The top 3 teams from the VoV round will help their team receive time reduction from their group stage which might help advance them to the semi-finals.

Do you have what it takes? If so, what are you waiting for?


          

VMware successfully completes tender for Carbon Black

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(Telecompaper) VMware said it successfully completed its tender for Carbon Black shares at USD 26 per unit. The tender offer expired on 7 October...
          

Congratulate the Newest VMTN Community Warrior!

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  Congratulations to our most recent VMTN Community Warrior, vmiss!   Submit a nomination for the next VMTN Community Warrior. This program will continue to recognize users who commit time and energy to engaging with peers in the VMTN community. Learn more.   Congratulations to VMTN’s newest Community Warrior, Melissa, for being an active and helpful member

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Comment on Demo: 7 Steps for Self-Service App Deployment with VMware Application Director by novinmag

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