August 19, 2011
Who the hell cares about five nines anymore?
Danny Bradbury takes a look at service-centric IT.
“These days, we want computing resource at hand whenever we want it, which he calls ‘effectively all nines’. In truth, of course, there will be many times when we don’t need our computing resource, for example overnight when staff are not around.”
Microsoft: Here’s what caused our cloud outage this week
Mary Jo Foley reports on the outage.
“While not sharing exact details, Microsoft officials are attributing the problems to ‘a networking interruption’ in one of its North American datacenters. One of my contacts said he believed faulty Cisco networking gear was the culprit — something Microsoft a Microsoft spokesperson didn’t confirm (or deny) when I asked.”
Chart of the day: Who is suing who in the mbile patent wars?
Dan Rowinski explores the various lawsuits around patents in high tech.
“Apple is being sued by Kodak and has settled a suit/countersuit with Nokia. Yet, Apple is in a suit/countersuit situation with most of the major Android OEMs (except, oddly, LG) in HTC, Samsung and Motorola. Samsung is having a devil of a time trying to keep its Galaxy Tab on store shelves across the world, with injunctions being filed to in the European Union (specifically to Germany and the Netherlands, which wants to keep ALL Galaxy devices off the shelves) and Australia.”