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Comment Re:And I blame my parents (Score 1) 734

As long as the bully has you as a punching bag and you keep your mouth shut, the school is happy because there's no problem for them. Do not expect a school to help you in any way. Expect them, though, to punish YOU if you dare to fight back, because then they have a real problem at their hands, because that can easily escalate to a point where external entities will notice something.

I have 7 and 10-year old sons. I have told them, on no uncertain terms, that just as bullying will never be tolerated, they have the right to defend themselves and will receive my full and energetic support, should they ever be put in that position.

Judge me if you will, but I've also advised them that while school rules are important and should be followed, but in the case of bullying, school repercussions should not be their primary concern. The stakes are too high - I was bullied and I know.

Fortunately, my guys are confident and socially adept, which I believe has helped them avoid problems thus far.

Comment Re:So what's up with ovirt? (Score 1) 118

They are. oVirt is the basis for the underlying part of RHEV. I think oVirt and Openstack have some different design objectives, but in practice, there's a lot of functional overlap. I hope Openstack's modular nature (from what I understand, having not looked at the code) allows for some cross-pollination with oVirt/RHEV

Comment Re:The headline is a question and the answer is Ye (Score 1) 118

...t because Red Hat certainly knows that and almost certainly understands the magnitude of the project they are undertaking here. Red Hat is the sort of company that can do this. However, the project is complicated enough that they may fail.

Can't their Openstack product just use Red Hat's existing build, test, and QA processes? Development still happens in the community, they just have to track/patch bugs and offer support, populate some new channels in RHN with software, figure out how to charge for their build. Perhaps they'll hire some Openstack project leaders - heck, maybe they already work at Red Hat.

In the end, I think the biggest winner may be RHEV. If greater focus on Openstack development and support means that some of the Openstack components (like networking, one of the areas where RHEV desperately needs more flexibility/functionality) end up in RHEV, it'll truly be a competitor to VMWare.

Comment Re:Probably won't.... (Score 1) 118

RHEL has been angling at shooting down vmware in the enterprise space. They have made a go of it with RHEV-M and thusfar have failed to get traction. This is despite RHEV-M having a lot of the most common capabilities available that vmware offers..

Our 300-VM RHEV 3.1 stack dates back to the beta test of RHEV in 2009. IMHO, companies claim certain capabilities, but the actual implementation can vary widely in terms of sophistication. Our RHEV infrastructure has certain characteristics we like: built on open source/standards, excellent performance and security, inexpensive to license. In other areas like management tools, storage migration, power management, etc.. the list goes on, our RHEV solution can't match comparable VMWare offerings.

I like RHEV and plan to continue to use it, I hope this Openstack push doesn't mean RHEV is no longer a priority.

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