[vcf-midatlantic] Great vintage computer article.

Ethan telmnstr at 757.org
Wed Apr 19 16:12:10 EDT 2017

>  If the typical internal IT department can't provide great services, then 
> they are understaffed, inappropriately staffed, or underfunded. Yes, that's 
> an idealistic view in this world of "every dime must go toward executive 
> compensation".  But I don't lose data. ;)
>             -Dave

As much as I dislike AWS, they have many redundant paths and when you 
store data on their storage it's replicated in multiple places. Their game 
is tight.

Granted, my $100/mo colo seems to be worth $440 in AWS server costs a 
month, but to be honest my host doesn't get used that full tilt.

Then a few months ago when I was in Utila the disk array / Linux kernel 
barfed and the host went down. Had it been engineered around AWS it 
wouldn't have been such an issue. The issue seems to recur, and it seems 
to be a kernel bug of some sort. KVM / SmartArray / Linux / etc.

Also, AWS has 32+ datacenters here in Northern VA. The data centers are 
nuts. This area is now #1 in USA, beating all.  There are 5 more buildings 
or so under construction around the corner (I work out of a datacenter for 
a streaming music company, and no we don't use AWS we run our own stuff.)

 			- Ethan

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