[vcf-midatlantic] Great vintage computer article.

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Wed Apr 19 15:03:39 EDT 2017

On 04/19/2017 02:50 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 04/19/2017 02:47 PM, Neil Cherry wrote:
>>>> For my business I
>>>> have a cloud network with a robust backup and recovery process, multiple
>>>> server OS's.  It has proven to be faster, cheaper to support and more
>>>> reliable than physical servers over time.
>>>   I forgot to address this part.  They are still "physical
>>> servers"...just SOMEONE ELSE'S.
>> Technically they're virtual (on physical that can be swapped dynamically).
>> That can present some interesting challenges unto itself.
>   ...and technically they're physical servers underneath.  (I don't run much of anything
> on bare metal either, other than hypervisors!)

Very much so, there is no virtual without the physical but many of the
customers now purchase the virtual and it doesn't live where they think
it lives. Which is now basically any data center in the world.

BTW, much of the LTE network is now virtual (functionality has shifted
out of having specific device, when general will do). Still not possible
to make antenna or transport vitual (though you can make the upper layers

Overall I like the idea of virtual, but I bet the regulatory side is a

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