I’m probably the last person in the world you’d ever expect to write a post titled “A Vision of Failure” but, perhaps that’s more due to my inability these days to provide anyone with a sense of hopefulness regarding where cloud computing and the like are headed. Visions, much like prophecies, exist to denote the “what ifs” not necessarily the “what will be” standards approaching on the horizon. A lot is based on conjecture, upon the gross emotions that dictate where we feel the market should be; truthfully, this is the base platform upon which analysts spend their days calling out some meaningless drivel that hopes to represent the market at large. At the end of this cattle call, however, lies the very real possibility that “we got it all wrong.” I’m not one to claim that cataclysmic events will occur based on this, but reality checks are needed. So, what’s this Vision of Failure?
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As promised (but a little later than intended), I’m currently working on putting the AMD Opteron “Shanghai” pre-orders into the Flickerdown Store. All of the models are available for pre-order and AMD has committed to ensuring that these parts will ship in a timely manner to the channel. However, as with ANY pre-order, delivery times can and (most likely) WILL change.
To that end, I’ll be updating the Flickerdown Store (and the front page) as delivery times and availability change.