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Leonardo Watson
Leonardo Watson

Public Pissing Love

I have never seen a more unfairly reported campaign, and 51% of the nation, in a CBS/NYTimes poll thinks the media have been unfair in their reporting about Hillary. (Only 12% think the same about Obama.) It is about time for TNR and other press to report in a more neutral and disinterested fashion. They have become advocates and public relations flacks more than reporters or analysts.

public pissing love


Oh, it's occurred to us. We just think that there will never be very many of you, because she has a real talent for pissing people off. And we're tired of the Democratic party shooting itself in the foot with unelectable candidates like Mondale, Dukakis, and Kerry.

Oh well, Hillary supporters will feel all self-righteous until November, when she will be crushed in the general, and they will go around muttering "what happened, we had the issues, the Republicans just gave us the worst president ever, how did we lose another election?" UM, she has a 47% negative rating now, and has very little support of independents. But Dem women sure love her. Hooray, she will lose with a very enthusiastic 45%.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District has concluded the Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather. The BLM gathered 122 wild horses from public and private lands adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 in and outside the Caliente Herd Areas (HA) Complex, and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMA) in eastern Nevada. The BLM removed 120 wild horses. Two wild horses were euthanized due to pre-existing conditions with a hopeless prognosis for recovery.

"The community controls the direction of the project, and it's time we advocate a public cloud compatibility strategy that is in all our best interests, not just those of a single, albeit substantial, contributor," writes Bias. "Failing to make this change in strategy could ultimately lead to the project's irrelevance and death."

OpenStack, like CloudStack and Eucalyptus, is more aligned to Linux workloads and increasingly the KVM hypervisor for slicing up servers, but the Xen hypervisor is still getting some love and remains popular on the biggest public clouds. No one knows what Google is using for its Google Compute Engine (GCE) infrastructure cloud, but AWS and Rackspace use variants of Xen.

"It is clear that AWS (and quite likely GCE) will utterly dominate the public cloud race," Bias states emphatically. "But more importantly, who cares? Dominance by AWS and GCE does not mean that OpenStack fails. In fact, OpenStack is clearly on a trajectory to 'win' the private cloud race, and a rapid embracing of Amazon will put OpenStack in the pole position to dominate hybrid cloud."

Rackspace wanted to "control the innovation curve" like Amazon does with its public cloud, Bias argues, and therefore not only started OpenStack with NASA, but also was able, through the acquisition of ANSO Labs, to pick up the NASA people familiar with the Nova compute controller and get them to essentially shift to Rackspace's own Cloud Files API set. And now, says Bias, it is time to shift back.

"OpenStack can be in control of the innovation curve in private and hybrid cloud, but doing so requires that we support the services that are leading the innovation curve in public cloud," Bias writes. "For OpenStack to dominate innovation in private and hybrid, it must embrace the public clouds to which enterprises want to federate."

(Once again, Bias does not mention Azure. And yes, no one thinks that Microsoft is making money with the Azure cloud, but it sure is building it out like a fiend and it is one of the few organizations on Earth that has the cash to meet or beat AWS and GCE on a capital expenditure pissing contest. And Windows is not only the dominant operating system in the data center these days, but Windows workloads are very likely the ones that will need federated private-public cloud support.)

After the PRISM fiasco at the NSA, Amazon may have little choice but to offer internal AWS slices to corporations that, for business, security, and legal reasons simply do not want to put their applications and data out on a public cloud, even one that is isolated like GovCloud.

Bias is not arguing that OpenStack should ditch all of the API goodness that Rackspace and others have woven into the Nova compute controller in the past three years. He is, however, suggesting that everyone be honest about it and call it the Rackspace Cloud Servers API, and then shift to a low-level API and a bridged API model to make OpenStack's management framework compatible with all of the popular public clouds. (Here he mentions AWS, GCE, and Azure by name and even gives vCloud a possible nod.) Finally, he says, OpenStack should embrace the interoperability testing frameworks developed by Cloudscaling and Eucalyptus.

While this all sounds well and good in theory, in practice supporting the cloud management APIs of five different styles of public cloud is a tall order indeed for the OpenStack community, when they also have to add features and functions to OpenStack that are missing from public clouds but are required by private ones.

This is a huge amount of work, and the first question is: Who on Earth is going to do it? Not only will it be expensive, but it will also be a never-ending task as each public cloud provider adds features and, most likely, does things a bit differently from its rivals to make it harder for a single cloud controller to rule them all. (Bias did not commit Cloudscaling explicitly to doing the work in his call to arms, but presumably the company, which has just pocketed $10m in venture capital, is willing to bear some of the coding burden.)

The organizations that most naturally would help to make their clouds compatible with the OpenStack controller are running their own public clouds and would seem to have little incentive to make OpenStack the safe, Swiss bet. They will do better by balkanizing the public cloud as they have virtual server infrastructure in the data center, replicating the server silos found in the glass house up there in the heavens.

For those who have not followed the budget stalemate, Rauner and the Democratic Legislature, for more than eight months, have been unable to settle on a state budget. The sides play chicken with each other, toying with social services and public higher education funding in the name of political power.

Dunn has appeared to be making the best of a worst case scenario. The guy is trying to make lemonade with a urinal cake, and legislatures just keep pissing. No matter what he does, the final product is going to be terrible. 041b061a72


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