Windows 2008 will reach EOL(End of Life) on January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer support, add new features or provide security updates to the OS. You may wonder if these OSes are being used and the answer is a whopping YES! There are many organisations who have built and are still using applications on 2008 and 2003 servers (Windows 2003 has been EOL since 2014)
Running production applications on an outdated operating systems is an adventurous thing to do as many new vulnerabilities like Spectre, Meltdown were uncovered in the past which could compromise data. And how can we forget the famous WannaCry that used EternalBlue exploit in SMB of Windows that had widespread impact which caused Microsoft to release updates for even unsupported operating systems. All this means we would need to migrate Apps that are running on 2003/2008 to the latest version of Windows Server. Unfortunately, migrating Apps that were developed at those times cannot be installed on latest version of Windows. They would simply fail to install or not work properly on newer versions on Windows. …
Originally published at http://i-teched.blogspot.com on April 1, 2011
Publishing here as this has screenshots of the Old AWS Console!
How to Use Amazon’s EC2 Public Cloud
Touch the Cloud
I am not going to talk about Cloud computing and blah blah because you can find that in various websites by simply googling it. Well, that being said, no one has a proper definition.
This is one of the leading Cloud computing provider, Amazon’s definition of it’s EC2 range:
“Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. …
When at home, how many times have you thought that you wanted access to a document you were editing in office? Are you among those who keep emailing attachments to yourself to preserve a copy online? Did you ever feel that you wished to have all those photos in your phone uploaded automatically and never worry about backing it up? Now, imagine the world where you use one simple folder which get automatically synchronized with all of your machines: office desktop, official laptop, personal laptop and even your mobile phone.
I just can’t stop appreciating the simple yet useful tool in the form of Cloud Storage — Dropbox. It ensures that the data which is important remains available on all of your machines across locations at all times. All that you’ve to do is copy the data you are interested in the Dropbox folder in your computer and whola! it gets uploaded to the Cloud and it’s synced to all the machines which belongs to you. So, when you get home, you don’t have to worry if you forgot to add some important lines to your document. …
Originally published at http://i-teched.blogspot.com on February 4, 2013
A lot of my friends reading this would argue that there is already awesome, high performance storage available from EMC, HDS and/or NetApp. If they happen to be a EMC fan they would point to VMAX or VSP if they are a HDS fan. I am not overly happy with the way these storage have been performed compared to the Compute counterparts.
Can you guess what kind of storage does a super computer use?
A EMC VMAX or HDS VSP or a NetAPP FAS6200? Probably or probably not:
Do direct me if you find use cases of any of these products for HPC(High performance computing). …