Agreed, just do the metrics of what it costs to run your workload on Amazon, when the Amazon price becomes cheaper then look for another job... This is the way it will go as IT infrastructure is a utility, nothing more. Now if you are doing specialized IT (HPC, healthcare, R&D) that can't be easily moved to the "cloud" it will be staved off a few more years, but in the end I would expect 90%+ of all computing to be done at large data centers that sell cycles... After all it is the bean counters who tend to run everything and unless there is competitive advantage to doing it yourself then why would you want to?
Can you send some of these well experienced 20 year olds over to me? I don't know if I would be willing to bet the security and integrity of my company's data on somebody who ran the servers for LAN parties in the dorms.... There is a big difference between someone who can install and run these apps and someone who can do so in a safe, secure, repeatable manner. If you don't care about things like PCI, HIPPA or SOX then no problem, the minute you are held accountable for what is happening in the IT environment I suspect the calculus changes dramatically. Cowboys and script kiddies need not apply...
Just run a Linux Distro on it like DD-WRT http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/IPv6
The firmware it comes with is crappy anyway...
I mean they are robots, guarding nuclear weapons....
Electric companies already do this, its called Time of Use
Since there were like 5 articles linked perhaps being more explicit next time will help those of us who are less wizened than yourself.
Hmmm did RTFA, and didn't see any kind of update about this.. nice try though..
Well for one thing, once it has been "applefied" it will be safe and warm and fuzzy, not scary like those crazy open source things or locked down in a corporate way like those evil microsoft things.. Taste the soylent green
A moat of course. A water barrier is quite effective keeping out the vandals and goths, not to mention pesky viking raiders.
Aspera actually works quite well for transferring large data-sets such as these, it can fully saturate a 100Mb internet connection without a problem, it is only limited by connectivity and disk speed, and not troubled by things such as latency as opposed to TCP based transfer tools.