[CentOS] {OT] Re: Installing IMA (Integrity Measurement Architecture) on CentOS 5.5

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 25 18:57:01 UTC 2011

On 03/25/11 11:32 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Not everything deals in transactions, though.  The recently popular
> distributed database versions that scale up are more about doing
> something reasonable in scenarios where you can't guarantee a
> transaction state (where 'reasonable' is defined by the application).

mmm, yes, 'data maybe'.   good enough for web forums and blogs.

I'm getting really annoyed when upper corporate management keeps saying 
we need to cloudify our highly transactionally intensive manufacturing 
execution system where we can't AFFORD to lose ANY data.   Of course, 
when presented with a plan that has a 8-9 figure budget for a 4 year 
transition to a new 'cloud' architected system (have to do it in overlap 
or the factory stops til the new system is fully deployed and working, 
and every single application has to be reengineered from scratch) they 
cough and sputter.

So, instead, we cross out 'data center' and write 'cloud' on our 
architectural diagrams, and go ahead and virtualize as much of the 
middleware layers as we can, since new hardware is so much faster than 
the older hardware the middleware was designed to run on (hey, 8 vmware 
esxi boxes running 50 Linux VMs is a cloud, right?)

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