Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 30th Jun 2010 20:08 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the HP Technology Forum 2010 via OSNews and just spent most of this last week in Las Vegas with five thousand other nerds of varying caliber. The tech forum is focused more on enterprise technology than that of the consumer, and-- let's face it-- even if any of us could afford a $30,000 rack of servers, most of us have little idea of what we'd do with so many resources except brag. Despite the focus on an area not quite as natural to OSNews and many of its readers, there was a plenitude of good and interesting information shared-- aside from that, the forum was simply fun. There were a few subjects that were especially eye-catching, though many of them not necessarily comprehensive enough to base an entire article on; thus this overview.
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RE[3]: Virtualization
by xiaokj on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Virtualization"
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Again, +1 informative.

I do not agree with the 3 server scenario, though. Theoretically even OSes allow you to assign resources to applications, so that example should be moot, unless, of course, the OS is itself incompetent. In fact, the resource should be parcelled out in quotas rather than just assignment because MySQL should get more than the assignment when the other 2 are just idle.

Remember competent IT engineers are not easy to come by but I most people can set up vmware without too much effort and with hardware now a days it's easy enough to buy your way out a problem versus engineer it correctly.

(bold for obvious mistakes, and I don't have strikethrough for the extra "I")

Competency is a problem throughout the millenia. No matter what time it is, leaders have found out that paying the extra to hire competent ones (paying in effort, face and much more than just money) pays off. This is because incompetent <insert occupation> wastes so much that the ecosystem itself becomes unsustainable.

Witness all those big name brands that almost completely stop innovating. Ford after Henry's spectacular failure to move on from the model T, and IBM anyone? It is always the problem with management. Creative and competent types are the most difficult to retain because they know that they are scarce. The biggest problem with management is that they are trying too hard to tame volatility by policies that serve to both punish bad/dodgy behaviour and restrain the employees from creative production.

If you want to argue that competent workers are hard to come by, it smacks of incompetence (either as a manager or worker) yourself. Do not forget that you are in a recession, which is the best time to snatch talent. You get what you pay for, especially if what you pay for is clever work.

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