At Cloud Field Day 3 we visited the Veritas office and they presented their cloud vision to us. It took a little while to ramp up, as I detailed in my post here. My fellow CFD delegate Martez Reed has already put an excellent post together detailing the high-level view of what Veritas had on display, so I won’t rehash that now. Instead, I would like to focus down on their CloudPoint offering and actually try and take it for a spin. Let’s see how far I get.
Before I even knew there was a term, I thought I was an impostor. Not in tech mind you, but in life. I was 11 years old. Over the summer I had visited my first Head Shop, ushered in by my older and ostensibly wiser cousin. I didn’t know what a bong was, or what all these dancing bears were about. The whole place stank of some unknown odor, which I would later be able to identify as a mélange of patchouli, sandalwood, and pot. Mostly pot. What I could dimly sense – as a budding, rebellious teenager – was that this place was cool, and I wanted to be cool. My cousin explained that the dancing bear was in fact a totem of The Grateful Dead, and I vaguely recognized the name from MTV. That would, of course, be the Touch of Grey single that served as an introduction of The Dead to many of my peer group.
You may have noticed a lapse in posts for that last few months. There’s a few reasons for that:
- It’s summer, relax
- No don’t relax, cause you are writing a course for Pluralsight on Terraform
- And you got a promotion, which is a blessing and a curse
- Plus you’re now chasing around a 12 month old who is trying to chase your other two
You’ve got brains in your head…
I think it’s fair to say that most of us have followed an interesting path to end up in IT. As you continue to progress, you may start considering what the next steps are in that path. Here are some of the questions to consider. FYI – this post was inspired by an excellent post that I absolutely cannot find and really wished I had bookmarked.
Earlier this week Amazon Web Service’s Simple Storage Service, better known as S3, was experiencing higher than normal error rates in the us-east-1 region, i.e. S3 was down. To put that into perspective, it also means that several high-profile websites and applications were experiencing major issues. As you may know, S3 has a 99.9% SLA uptime, and it’s been down for a couple hours now. I’m no math genius, but that’s more than the 44 minutes a 99.9% uptime per month requires. Continue reading “Everything is Broken…Still”