I spend a lot of time at conferences and events like Maker Faires, and having co-authored a book on the Raspberry Pi, I spend a lot of time talking to people about things like small electronics and open hardware. Probably the most frequent question I hear is, “Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino?”
Ignite 2015 Microsoft has shipped the second Technical Preview of what it’s now officially calling Windows Server 2016 and has announced Azure Stack, a new offering that bundles up Redmond’s public cloud infrastructure into a version that can run in customers’ own data centers.The new Windows Server build was released to coincide with Redmond’s inaugural Ignite conference in Chicago this week, an event that combines the former TechEd with a variety of targeted events that Microsoft used to hold for various products throughout the year.
Cisco has introduced a new Fibre Channel fabric switch to better connect virtualised servers to all-flash arrays, seeing a rise in back-end array connection port-counts and speed needed to satisfy all-flash array IO demands.It’s also bumped up its mainframe FICON connect speed and spread 40GbitE support across its Nexus switches.
The University of London Computer Centre fell victim to a cyber-attack on Thursday.The assault left Moodle – an open-source learning platform – out of action for several hours on Thursday morning before normal service was restored.Technicians initially estimated problems were down to firewall configuration issues, before realising actual humans were behind the problem, as status messages on the ULCC website explain.All our services are now up and running again! The networking issue was caused by a cyber-attack.We have taken action to block the source. An incident report will be produced and shared in due course.