Yesterday Hyperscale IT featured on the BBC news website, giving input around running legacy parts and systems:
The long legacy of the floppy disk
Although legacy systems can still function well in certain circumstances, it’s easy to find yourself in the situation where parts become hard to find and upkeep can become expensive.
Read our guest post about Open Compute in Computer Weekly’s blog ‘Ahead in the clouds’:
Think the open compute project isn’t for you? Think again.
In this post we debunk the top 4 myths that surround the Open Compute Project (OCP), after our visit to the OCP 2016 Summit in California. Continue reading
The SUSE Linux vendor runs a six-monthly survey on OpenStack users’ attitudes and deployments. The results of this bi-annual report, completed by some 1315 individuals across the planet, are just in.
Headlines include that 60% of deployments are now in production, compared to 32% under two years ago, and twice as many users filled in the survey this time. Over half the community works in cloud operating, which I guess is no surprise. What was more surprising to me was that the size of organisations using OpenStack (in terms of headcount) is fairly evenly distributed. For example, the number of OpenStack-using companies with 1 to 9 employees was similar to those with 100,000 or more. Although, as a trend, the uptake in larger companies is increasing survey to survey, maybe they are having a slower incubation time to get OpenStack into production. Continue reading