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On the trail of the SuperMicro BMC hack

OK – by now most people in the infrastructure business wil know about Bloomberg’s story about the alleged hacking of Super Micro hardware by the Chinese.
But what’s really going on here? As this story unfolds, what do we know so far?
First of all let’s assume we know that the Chinese / PLA is involved in hardware hacking for purposes of espionage. China produces a very large part of the computer hardware that is currently running in the data centers of the world. A large chunk is still manufactured in Taiwan (another good reason for China to invade, I guess) and elsewhere, but still. Hardware hacking has always been a part and parcel of the spook agencies’ toolbox, there is no reason to assume the Chinese would not try to leverage the incredible advantage they have here. Assuming the opposite, that PLA is not involved in hardware hacking for intelligence purposes, would not be credible IMHO.

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OS2 and Origo launch infrastructure cloud for 55 Danish municipalities

OS2cloud.dk – a Danish infrastructure cloud for the public sector

The public digitalization network OS2 has launched an infrastructure cloud for 55 Danish municipalities and its other members. With the OS2cloud, members of OS2 can run OS2’s applications as well as other servers and applications in a new common infrastructure cloud. The cloud has been designed and built by Origo Systems.

The project is available at os2cloud.dk. Read more at OS2.

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Running your own non-bouncing Zimbra server

Despite having configured SPF, DKIM and DMARC for my email domain, I recently noticed that the mail queue of my Zimbra server was going through the roof with thousands of undelivered and postponed email messages, mostly with sender “mailer-daemon” and some recipient I did not know. If you run a Zimbra server and have this problem or perhaps even better; if you don’t have it yet and don’t want to have it, read on.

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DTU and Origo announce Science Cloud aimed at the Danish research community

The organization CITIES under Denmarks Technical University has ordered a private cloud from Origo Systems with expected entry into general service January 3rd 2017. CITIES needs lots of computing power for calculations and for running custom scientific applications, and have chosen Origo Systems’ hardware og software platform for building a scalable scientific infrastructure cloud.

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Speed of the Clouds

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In Price of the Clouds we compared prices of running servers in various clouds. In this article we will compare performance. We will compare the same server configurations we compared prices for in the previous article, i.e. as clos as we can get to 2 vCPU’s, 4 GB RAM and SSD-disks. We’ll measure performance on processors, RAM, storage and networking.

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Cost of the Clouds

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Do you manage your company’s servers? Perhaps you are considering buying some hardware, installing VMware on it and get it up and running in your server room. It is surely more affordable than the public clouds you would think, or is it? A virtual Linux or Windows server is by now such a standardized commodity, that we think it makes very much sense to try and compare the different available options. What is really the most inexpensive way to run, say 20 moderate size virtual servers for 3 years? VMware, AWS, Digital Ocean, Origo Cloud or a private cloud?

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Too much of a good thing?

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This is the AWS Management Console start page. Confused?

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Maintaining our infrastructure

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Technician Jakob Wadsager at work, hot-swapping a failed board in one of our Engines.

Student Worker for operations

As a Student Worker for operations with Origo, you will work hands-on with operations, maintenance and monitoring of our critical infrastructure. You will also get the chance to participate in software development and hardware testing related to the next generation of our products.

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Origo Compute – IaaS for enterprises

We will soon be launching our new compute service into a market which is dominated by huge players with near infinite ressouces, specifically Amazon and Google. We do however not think their compute products are very well suited for the typical enterprise client.

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