Hopefully I don't have to call out the mountain rescue helicopter (again)!
Welcome to the Irish Microsoft Technology Conference 2008
Co-organised with the Irish Microsoft Technology User Group and First Port Jobs, it's an event by the Irish technology community for the Irish technology community. The registration fee (€189) is just to cover costs but it does get you lots - Registration Drinks Reception, two Technology Packed Conference days including festival side shows, refreshments, lunch, finale drinks reception AND loads of special IMTC SWAG.
The IMTC 2008, is an 8 track, 40 session extravaganza covering a breadth of Microsoft's latest emerging technologies. Throughout the festival there will be numerous networking opportunities, coffee and session re-runs. There are four tracks per day, roughly split 50/50 between Developer and IT Professional content (two tracks for each audience) - so there will always be something on for you.
I've got two slots on the Friday; I'm doing my "Microsoft's Virtualisation Strategy" session (one PowerPoint slide plus loads of demos) and I'm being brave and am doing a session on Hyper-V (where I'm going to build a Hyper-V cluster whilst explaining the architecture of Hyper-V).
Hopefully see you there,
I'd really like to get to the bottom of this.
In the event of a hardware failure, both VMware and Microsoft's Server Virtualisation solutions are equal - the guest machines will be restarted on another physical node.
In the event of some planned downtime, we both have the ability to move the guest machines to another physical node - but we do it at different speeds (less than a second vs. a few seconds).
Here's my question (and I do agree that it's nice to have less than one second - that's why we will have that feature at some time in the future):
If you're planning on moving a running server (guest), do you do it now? or do you wait until the workload is small (the users have all gone home)?
i.e. Do you NEED less than a second to failover (or will a couple of seconds do)?
Please post your answer (and be honest - the question is "do you NEED less than a second") - I'll count up the replies...
I was just reading this report from Cenzic - it makes for interesting reading!
For accuracy, I'll point out that the report states that web browser vulnerabilities comprised roughly 5% of the total application vulnerabilities - all the same, it's nice to see Microsoft doing so well.
I like the "top ten" list too (not that I like the fact that security is now all about the bad guys making money) - but this list has one company missing:
Read the report yourself - it does make for good reading.