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Comment: Re:Wait...which one do you want? (Score 4, Interesting) 92

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49183051) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year
They want RHEL certifications that deal with the Cloud, specifically. These certs enable better support from RH, streamlined patching, etc. Like Cisco "engineers" have TAC access, and that is a major point to the cert. At my job we submit crash / debug reports to Red Hat support all the time; eventually they come back with some patches or a work-around. HR isn't looking for some basement dweller running Slackware on a 386; these are people who can virtualize existing systems, integrate Cloud redundancies, and work with established API's for meshing. Virtual networking is pretty new too. My company (HP) has a VAST amount of virtualized WINTEL on ESX...literally thousands of servers for hundreds of companies, at multiple data centers. Tying all of this together and keeping it all working is quite complicated LOL.

Comment: Re:weird numbers on certs (Score 1) 92

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49182937) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year
That stat is also counting a vast amount of virtualized servers that used to be stand-alone that technically run BOTH Windows and Linux. They are Windows servers running on top of ESX, Red Hat's name for VMWare's virtual OS. The actual hardware can be Intel, AMD, PowerPC (older Sun boxes)...anything Linux can run on which is why it's made such inroads into the market in a "backdoor" way. Your old hardware is failing, virtualize it. Now your running Linux too! Unless you use HyperVisor...but M$ doesn't scale well to a data center level no matter what "Datacenter Edition" 2012 claims HAHAHA.

Comment: Re:weird numbers on certs (Score 0) 92

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49182911) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year
These are Cloud Engineer jobs, thus RHEL is the OS for it. VMWare is huge in the cloud, and the Cloudstack etc...the right employee could take your in-house system and virtualize it into some cloud service, or pull Cloud services into the network environment tighter. Having multiple cloud redundancy servers is becoming more and more standard. I work at HP, and we already have several data centers for already existing virtualized clients; and we've just started marketing it externally. I guess we have to do SOMETHING with those two EDS datacenters we inherited...but we are one of the few divisions actually making money and are 7% higher than forecasted.

Comment: Re:More of the same ... (Score 1) 92

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49182845) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year
LOL "well documented" indeed. I work at HP, and it's over-documented sometimes to the extreme. Our clients demand ITIL level documentation on everything, we have two different SharePoint pages because of all the documentation. We also have vast amounts of Linux on the backend, I daresay you can't make an airline reservation without using RHEL somewhere in the back. It's all used with VMWare, massive virtualization, etc. So are these job descriptions...especially with the CloudStack requirements it looks like all these companies are hiring virtualized cloud engineers. Win for Linux, with solid software and hardware, including Sun support (which is a big deal at the moment). M$'s HyperVisor / Azure just doesn't cut it for needing to do MILLIONS of transactions per second with mainframes LOL.

Comment: Re:More of the same ... (Score 1) 92

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49182789) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year
Many HR people also think VMWARE=LINUX=CLOUD. OpenStack etc shows cheaper implementations of virtualization, and the requirement of virtual networking shows too. To me, M$ dropped the ball with their HyperVisor, it's just not getting the traction like VMWare/RHEL. At my job I can see thousands of virtual servers for MANY companies, even the WIN boxes are run virtualized on RHEL on Intel and Sun boxes. There's another giant failing of M$, not having an OS that can "bridge" the transition away from big Sun boxes...well, more of a triumph of Open Source to be able to quickly adapt to the ecosystem and fill niches. This niche has really boomed "behind the scenes".

From the runbooks I've read, ESX is being used to "move" from old hardware, seeing there are many 2000/2008 servers running. Virtualize it, keep the old hardware as a backup for awhile, then trash it. Copy it again for testing for an OS upgrade...it's beautiful LOL.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 5, Insightful) 389

Sure, I'd agree IF the telco's hadn't taken BILLIONS of tax-payer money to do "upgrades". Instead they took that money and gave it to their lobbyists to fight against having to use that money for that. If they didn't want the FCC in their business, they shouldn't have accepted taxpayer money and then commit fraud with it.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 3, Informative) 389

I'm in Tulsa, OK. I live in a gated apartment building, and we only have access to AT&T. There is no coax in the entire complex, the management refuses to acknowledge this is illegal...even though I took them a print-out of the FCC's ruling from 2007 against these exclusivity contracts. I even offered to run cable from the front office back to my building for free if they would just get a run to the front office...they just look at me blankly like I'm talking in a foreign language. Even more ironic is right across the street is our state's first "local CLEC" that has fiber AND my apartment complex is spending millions on various cosmetic upgrades,..we're moving soon, and this is the major reason. DSL barely has enough up to support my job; with my work responsibilities increasing soon it won't be enough to have a max of 180k up. I've already had to turn down a couple of high-prestige projects for some remote stuff because of this.

I'm paying $85 a month to get a "business class" DSL, just so I can get around the "bandwidth caps" AT&T has imposed on it's consumer accounts. If I hadn't, my bill would average $400-$800 a month just from usage. Some might say this is my apartment's fault; but I have been told b y management here that just recently several AT&T drones have come in and flat-out lied to to them about "future upgrades" that don't even exist to get better speeds.

Comment: Re:In other words (Score 1) 133

That footage is amazing, and it's retarded for people to fault Nolan for choosing not to use something that looks so...normal? lol. I think they should put the original footage of the "real" transit on the DVD extras, so everyone can see it without a net connection. I was confused though because the footage made it seem that Gargantuan was located many galaxies away...what's wrong with Sagittarius A? How would the "future humans" make it billions (possible trillions) of light-years away in the first place? Perhaps the movie's idea was the energy costs for a wormhole is mostly in opening the ends, and the actual distance between is negligible? I suppose these would be questions for Thorne lol.

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